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1 Is that all there is to the the Grid? Tony Doyle

2 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Contents Something old, something new, something borrowed (from Gary Larson, Edward de Bono, Nick Hornby and Peggy Lee) and something blue 1.Old hat – TD was PL (come April Fools Day..) 2.New hat – TD is TD 3.Hats and stats 4.Is that all there is to the Grid?

3 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Role of Technical Director The role of the Technical Director is to: 1.To sit on the Project Management Board representing technical (middleware) activities and advising the project leader on technical issues; 2.To ensure that the Project Management Board is fully aware of middleware activities and issues that might affect the project; 3.To ensure that the Deployment Board are kept fully aware of the middleware issues by sitting on the Deployment Board; 4.To ensure that the User Board are kept fully aware of the middleware issues by liaison through the User Board chair;

4 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Role of Technical Director 4.To report on technical issues, as necessary, to the Collaboration, the Collaboration Board and STFC. 5.To identify the need for, and facilitate arrangement of, meetings covering middleware technologies, operational support, technical experiment requirements, site issues related to middleware, and technical training; 6.To work towards integration of middleware activities in the wider context, particularly of LCG and EGEE, and within the general UK eScience programme; 7.To ensure that progress towards technical deliverables or metrics against the project schedule and use of resources is monitored on a quarterly basis; 8.To report to the Project Manager on matters relating to any project deliverables and milestones defined within his or her purview.

5 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Specific responsibilities of the Technical Director include: Grid Storage Management: To maintain an overarching view of the work in the storage areas in order to: Advise the project on issues and risks; to ensure that an appropriate set of milestones and metrics are developed against which this area can be monitored; to ensure that appropriate operational support is provided to the community; to facilitate sensible plans for maintenance and development of storage technologies; to review quarterly reports and ensure that they are received by the project manager. This area presently covers the DPM, DCache and CASTOR technologies but a weather eye should be kept on others such as STORM that may be deployed in the UK. The related posts directly funded by GridPP3 are Post C5: DPM Service support (Edinburgh) and Post C4/C6: Castor/DCache support (RAL). Grid Data Management: To maintain an overarching view of the work in the area of Data Management in order to: Advise the project on issues and risks; to ensure that an appropriate set of milestones and metrics are developed against which this area can be monitored; to ensure that appropriate operational support is provided to the community; to facilitate sensible plans for maintenance and development of Grid Data Management services within the constraints of the effort available but within the wider context of possible complementary work in ScotGrid; to review quarterly reports and ensure that they are received by the project manager. The related posts in this area are Posts C1 (Data Management Support, Glasgow) and NC31 (Metadata Transition, Glasgow). Grid Information and Monitoring: To ensure that the limited effort in this area is sensibly targeted at (a) providing support for R-GMA for the period it is required and (b) supporting and facilitating any transition to replacement technologies. The related post is Post C7 (R-GMA support, RAL). Workload Management Systems: To maintain an overview of the WLMS work at Imperial, consisting of WLMS release testing and RB logging, to advise the project on issues and risks; to ensure that an appropriate set of milestones and metrics are developed against which this area can be monitored; to ensure that appropriate operational support is provided to the community; to facilitate sensible plans for maintenance and development of WLMS services within the UK; to review quarterly reports and ensure that they are received by the project manager. The related posts in this area are Posts C15 (WLMS support - rather ill defined) and C19 (RB logging and WLMS support: this is 50% FTE until Mar 09). Security: To maintain an overview of the Security work funded by GridPP3 in order to advise the project on issues and risk; to ensure that an appropriate set of milestones and metrics are developed against which these areas can be monitored; to ensure that appropriate operational support is provided to the community; to review the quarterly reports and ensure that they are received by the Project Manager. The related posts are: Post C20 (Operational Security at RAL); Post C21 (GridSite development); Post C22 (GridSite); Post NC28 (VOMS service at Manchester); Post C25 (Dave Kelsey – International liaison). Networking: To maintain an overview of the Network issues in order to advice the project on issues and risks; to ensure that an appropriate set of milestones and metrics are developed against which this area can be monitored; to ensure that appropriate operational support is provided to the community; to review quarterly reports and ensure that they are received by the project manager. The related post in this area is Post C26 (Tasker). To be discussed are who maintains the overview of the GOC posts (D7 to D10) and the 50% FTE Technical Documentation post: At first glance these too would report via the Technical Director. At second glance theyre not (yet). Role of Technical Director Read the small print

6 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Role of Technical Director New hat

7 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Roles Thinking hats: 1.Use hats to focus on 1 hat; 2.Take on that role; 3.Switch hats; 4.Use all hats to assess problem fully. Edward de Bono Thinking hats (1/4/08): 1.Remember to take old hat off; 2.Put on new hat; 3.Dont lose this hat (youve just lost one); 4.Eventually it will fit. Tony de Oly

8 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow GridPP Project Statistical proof2,249,370 hits in 2007 of success

9 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow GridPP PMB Statistical proof s to Dave of success? since 2003 (along with 37,117 to PMB) Inbox stats Responsive Mode? But most s are from me to me (6958)

10 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to..? Courtesy of Images Q: what are the top ten GridPP Google images? And (all aglow again) Miss Peggy Lee

11 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to..? Ask 1

12 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to.. Is that all there is, is that all there is If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing Let's break out the booze and have a ball If that's all there is ? Ask 2

13 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to.. And when I was 12 years old, my father took me to a circus, the greatest show on earth. There were clowns and elephants and dancing bears. And a beautiful lady in pink tights flew high above our heads. And so I sat there watching the marvellous spectacle. I had the feeling that something was missing. I don't know what, but when it was over, I said to myself, "is that all there is to a circus? ? Ask 3

14 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to.. Is that all there is, is that all there is If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing Let's break out the booze and have a ball If that's all there is ? Ask 4

15 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to.. Then I fell in love, head over heels in love, with the most wonderful girl in the world. We would take long walks by the river or just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes. We were so very much in love. Then one day she went away and I thought I'd die, but I didn't, and when I didn't I said to myself, "is that all there is to love?" ? Ask 5

16 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to.. Is that all there is, is that all there is If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing Let's break out the booze and have a ball If that's all there is ? Ask 6

17 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to.. I know what you must be saying to yourselves, if that's the way he feels about it why doesn't he just end it all? Oh, no, not me. I'm in no hurry for that final disappointment, for I know just as well as I'm standing here talking to you, when that final moment comes and I'm breathing my last breath, I'll be saying to myself ? Ask 7

18 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to.. Is that all there is, is that all there is If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing Let's break out the booze and have a ball If that's all there is ? Ask 8

19 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to.. And when I was 24 years old, my supervisor took me to a Grid, the greatest show on earth. There were CPUs and disks and dancing networks. And a beautiful? man in a pink shirt flew high above our heads. And so I sat there watching the marvellous spectacle. I had the feeling that something was missing. I don't know what, but when it was over, I said to myself, "is that all there is to a Grid? ? Ask 9

20 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to.. Is that all there is, is that all there is If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing Let's break out the booze and have a ball If that's all there is ? Ask 10

21 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to..? Ask 10

22 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Is that all there is to..? Ask 10

23 12 March 2008 GridPP20 Collaboration Meeting Tony Doyle - University of Glasgow Summary 1.The new hat hasnt been worn in yet 2.The old hat fitted quite nicely 3.Is that all there is to GridPP? No, with better things to come.. 4.Thanks to images and PicLens 5.Thank you G r i d P P – for (c)hats & stats PS for those waiting for something blue.. the slides are (mainly) blue


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