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1 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Report on the HEPIX HEPNT Meeting. Catania, Italy. Barry Saunders Gareth Smith

2 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 INFN Southern Laboratory

3 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 INFN – 2

4 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 INFN – Auditorium

5 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Agenda (5 days) HEP Windows 2000 Co-ordination Group Meeting. HEPNT Windows 2000 Issues Site Reports – with excursion and dinner. UNIX issues GRID issues

6 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Windows 2000 Co-ordination Group Site reports – Notable points: –Saclay – due to a reorganisation have to migrate W2000 domains. Looking at MS ADMT. –IN2P3 looking at a W2K AD across all sites. –CERN >3500 desktops now on W2K. Pilot rollout of MS Exchange. –SLAC – re-implementing SMS. –Note New version of SMS better co-existing with Group Policies and Intellimirror. –Jefferson Lab – use Jpassword to synchronise Unix & Windows passwords.

7 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Brainstorming Repository for MSI files –This has been set-up but not used yet. msi Web folders –Possibly very important (replace AFS ?) –Confusion between WebDAV and FrontPage Extensions. Office XP –CERN tests, general agreement – no problems with OfficeXP. Outlook XP can have MAPI and IMAP/POP connections at same time.

8 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Windows 2000 Issues Several Sites Reported on Windows 2000 migrations: –SLAC (Dennis Wisinski); FermiLAB (Jack Schmidt), DESY (Reinhard Baltrusch) –All are migrating (slowly) to a new single Windows 2000 domain. (SLAC migrating to Exchange 2000 in the same way) –All report significant costs. (e.g. DESY group will be increased 3 of 4 people). Kerberos – Talks by Jack Schmidt (Fermilab); Enrico Fasanelli (INFN) – concentrating on Unix/Windows co-existence.

9 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Windows Issues Contd. Web Services –Alberto Pace (CERN) – demonstration of creating a web service using Visual Studio.net. –MS Passport. Storage (Brian Scott – SLAC) Reviewed costs –DAS (Direct attach): $0.04/MByte. –SAN - $0.15/MB for initial purchase. Can expand at $0.04/MByte. –Have seen report that TCO is 10 times cost/MB of hardware!

10 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Site Reports CERN (Maria Dimou) –Last release of CERNLIB this year (?) Replacement is Anaphe (formerly LHC++). –Problems with Objectivity Licence. Looking at Oracle. –Open AFS being evaluated for servers. –(Note OpenAFS – generally favourable reports where tried/used.) Other –VMS turned off at FermiLab & Triumf !

11 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Site Reports (contd) Triumf (Corrie Kost) –Have money for (GRID)?) hardware – but very little for manpower. Need to buy quality and ensure vendor takes responsibility for may things. DAPNIA (Saclay), NIKHEF (Paul Kuipers) – moving from McAffee to Norton AV. RAL probably moving from Network Associates to Sophos. SLAC – HPSS will soon reach 1 Petabyte. General Use of Red Hat LINUX – Except DESY which uses SUSE.

12 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 UNIX Systems Linux mainly RH 6 going to 7 -SLAC VA linux, -DESY SUSE-- Kernel differences Solaris 7 to 8 Windows/Linux integration - authentication, single sign-on, remove clear text passwords, with kerberos MOSIX – INFN Pisa openMosix clusters

13 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 CERN Scientific Computing Cernlib –bug fix only, anaphe (LHC++) – OO out, XML in ASIS + rpm - rpm backend rpmt (transactions) Central CVS service Printing – CERN solution used at other sites- Upgrading 7.2

14 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 UNIX Purchasing SLAC experiences (3 eval. boxes) RAL CPU/Storage Jlab cpu, LBL storage CASPUR – Storage lab Sharing information

15 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 AFS Clients - OpenAFS Servers – Transarc moving to OpenAFS - Big labs FNAL, SLAC, CERN, - Casper in production Open AFS support Server Management - perl management framework from CERN Other file systems GSF, /grid

16 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Centre Operations CERN shutdown/start-up CERN PVSS (from EMT) - projects to replace SURE – automatic actions – links to WP4 FNAL NGOP – distributed monitoring and logging

17 Catania, Italy. 15 – 19 April 2002 Problem Areas Large Clusters SIG (Alan Silverman) –Procedings of Cluster Builders Workshop – a useful resource. –Problem of Software Certification. Too many modules (700- ish ?) Need a co-operative effort propose a network of people. –IBM have dropped support for AFS. Is OpenAFS OK for us. Should we be supporting it ? –HEPiX to be a forum for technical exchange of information for GRID. John Gordon RAL –Need for wider participation in HEPiX – especially in light of GRID involvement.


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