WP2 fortnightly meeting

    • 11:00 AM 11:10 AM
      News 10m
      Speakers: Rosie Bolton (Square Kilometre Array Organisation) , Xavier Espinal (CERN)
      • ESCAPE Periodic Progress Report
        • 11 September 2020 – Deadline for EGA and EEAB to provide feedback and comments
          • Draft to be circulated within a few days. EEB most likely next week
        • 21 September 2020 – Final versions ready to be submitted.
      • Milestones and deliverables:
        • M2.3 (M22): Second WP2 workshop to analyse performance of the datalake pilot
          • ESCAPE DIOS 2nd Workshop at GSI Darmstadt, Germany => VIRTUAL :(
            • Date to be fixed between end of November, beginning of December
        • M2.4 (M24): Expanded prototype. Verify experiment data access from compute platforms (including commercial clouds)
      • Next meetings (end of the summer stretch)
        • 15th July:
          • T2.2 Advancements on QoS experiments input and QoS further deployment plans  (Paul)
          • T2.5 Update (Andrea)
        • 29th July: T2.3 and T2.4 updates (Rosie kindly agreed to chair the meeting, thanks!)
        • 12th August: cancelled
        • 26th August: T2.1 Datalake status and plans for the performance analysis 
          • => RUCIO Jupyterlab integration (GSoC)
        • 2nd September: Task leads. Workplan for the pilot datalake assessment (next milestone)
        • 9th September: T2.1 Datalake status and plans for the performance analysis 
      • Misc:
        • New hiring starting 1st of October: Alba will be replacing Aris in the CERN team.
          • BIG thank you to Aris for their commitment and key contributions to the project and a warm welcome to the ESCAPE family for Alba.
        • Riccardo Di Maria kindly agreed to take the lead of Task 2.1: datalake infrastructure and federation services
        • European projects status (not oficial info): 
          • INFRAEOSC-03-2020, one proposal was submitted (EOSC Future). ESCAPE involved via TSP and datalake services.
          • ICT-40-2020. ESCAPE was involved in MECHANICS proposal (usage of T-Systems commercial cloud resources)
          • Outcome of the evaluations is expected in October.
        • Compute Accelerator Forum under discussion [live doc]
          • Forum to discuss and learn about fundamental aspects of software engineering for computing hardware accelerators (GPU, TPU, FPGA). Cross domains, cross experiments and cross institutions
        • Do we move to zoom?
    • 11:10 AM 11:25 AM
      Datalake status and plans 15m
      Speaker: Riccardo Di Maria (CERN)
    • 11:25 AM 11:45 AM
      Pilot datalake assessment: towards a dress rehearsal exercise 20m
      Speakers: Andrea Ceccanti (INFN) , Paul Millar (DESY) , Riccardo Di Maria (CERN) , Rosie Bolton (Square Kilometre Array Organisation) , Xavier Espinal (CERN) , Mr Yan Grange (ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy)
    • 11:45 AM 11:55 AM
      Update on XCache activities in IN2P3 (time allowing) 10m
      Speakers: Ghita Rahal (IN2P3/CNRS) , Paul MUSSET ({CNRS}USR6402)
    • 11:55 AM 12:00 PM
      AOB/Shadow round table 5m

      Please chime in in case you have something to report:
      - Sites: CERN, INFN, DESY, GSI, INFN, Nikhef, RUG, SURFSara, CC-IN2P3, IFAE-PIC, LAPP, INAF, Aarnet
      - Experiments: HL-LHC, FAIR, KM3Net, SKA, CTA