HEP Applications Evaluation of the EDG Testbed and Middleware

Ingo Augustin, Federico Carminati, Joel Closier, Erik van Herwijnen, Jan-Jacque Blaising, D Boutigny, C Charlot, Vincent Garonne, Andrei Tsaregorodtsev, Kors Bos, Jeff Templon, Paolo Capiluppi, Alessandra Fanfani, Roberto Barbera, Guido Negri, Laura Perini, Silvia Resconi, M Sitta, Mario Reale, D VicinanzaStefano Bagnasco, Piergiorgio Cerello, Andrea Sciaba, Oxana Smirnova, David Colling, Frank Harris, Stephen Burke

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Workpackage 8 of the European Datagrid project was formed in January 2001 with representatives from the four LHC experiments, and with experiment independent people from five of the six main EDG partners. In September 2002 WP8 was strengthened by the addition of effort from BaBar and D0. The original mandate of WP8 was, following the definition of short- and long-term requirements, to port experiment software to the EDG middleware and testbed environment. A major additional activity has been testing the basic functionality and performance of this environment. This paper reviews experiences and evaluations in the areas of job submission, data management, mass storage handling, information systems and monitoring. It also comments on the problems of remote debugging, the portability of code, and scaling problems with increasing numbers of jobs, sites and nodes. Reference is made to the pioneeering work of Atlas and CMS in integrating the use of the EDG Testbed into their data challenges. A forward look is made to essential software developments within EDG and to the necessary cooperation between EDG and LCG for the LCG prototype due in mid 2003.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventComputing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics 03 (CHEP03) - La Jolla, California
Duration: 2003 Mar 24 → …


ConferenceComputing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics 03 (CHEP03)
Period2003/03/24 → …

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