HEPiX Pisa, 11-14 October 1993 ============================== Agenda ------ Monday 11th ----------- 9:00 - 12:30 -- Introductory seminar on PERL Lecturer - Lionel Cons/CERN 12:30 - 14:00 -- Lunch 14:00 - 17:30 -- Introductory seminar on TK/TCL Lecturer - Lionel Cons/CERN Tuesday 12th ------------ 9 - 12:30 -- Site Reports IN2P3 - W.Wojcik FNAL - J.Nicholls DESY - K.Kuenne DAPNIA - P.Micout CERN - A.Silverman KEK - Dr. Takashi Sasaki RAL - B.Saunders NIKHEF - Willem van Leeuwen CASPUR - Nico Sanna GSI - Michael Dahlinger CINECA - C.Bassi 12:30 - 14:00 -- Lunch 14:00 - 14:30 -- X11 at DESY (Administration aspects) Speaker - Thomas Finnern, DESY/R2 Abstract - Status Report Central Management Booting Configuration Security 14:30 - 15:00 -- Control Host: A UNIX-based central commander/monitor host for heterogeneous multicomputer systems Speaker - Andrei Maslennikov, INFN Roma/CASPUR Abstract - The need to have a standard template for creation of multihost on-line/control systems equipped with a central UNIX commander/monitor host had long manifested itself in the HEP community. The project offers this template, providing the user with a powerful set of utilities both for fast and straightforward configuring of his system, dynamic definition of data streams, synchronous sharing of selected data by multiple user-defined processes inside the commander host etc. A Tcl/Tk-based human interface template, integrated with the rest of the software, comes as an essential part of the project. Also a part of the package is an advanced example with a commander host organised on an IBM RS6000, with 2 OS9-based subdetector systems. Examples of user-defined data-driven process codes are also present; under the assumption that to meet HEP-users' demands it is preferable to use CERN Program Library graphics wherever possible, also provided are the HIGZ/X11- and PAW-based sample codes for event display and monitoring histograms. The project is based only on standard UNIX software; the Tcl/TK/Xf interpreter/toolkit/interface_builder is public domain, and is redistributed freely together with the ControlHost software. 15:00 - 15:30 -- Experiences with automounters in a multivendor environment Speaker - Axel Koehler, DESY 15:30 - 16:00 -- Coffee Break 16:00 - 17:00 -- Experiences and Conclusions with the CHORUS Group Server Speaker - Tony Cass, CERN Abstract -- As part of an exercise in providing an alternative base platform for a CERN physics group, the CHORUS experiment at CERN have been using a number of UNIX servers and workstations and X terminals for their interactive work. The speaker will describe the early experiences and highlight some services which must be provided. 17:00 - 18:00 -- Product management at DESY/R2 Speaker - Thomas Finnern, DESY/R2 Abstract - About product management Binary compliance BINTYPE evaluation and usage SALAD for product distribution Available DESY products 18:00 Unix at Pisa - Maurizio Davini, SNS Pisa Wednesday 13th -------------- 9:00 - 10:00 -- A new model for CERN computing services in the post-mainframe era Speaker - Chris Jones, CERN 10:00 - 10:30 -- Status of the HEPiX common unix environment project Speaker - W.Friebel, DESY 10:30 - 11:00 -- Coffee Break 11:00 - 11:30 -- To an LHC Computing Model Speaker - Willem van Leeuwen, NIKHEF 11:30 - 12:00 -- Are You worried about the DATA flow and storage for LHC - Speaker - Hans Joerg Klein, CERN 12:00 -- Wrap-Up of HEPIX - Alan Silverman, CERN 14:00 - 17:30 -- Batch oriented topics. -- Experience installing CSF at RAL David Gaunt -- Remote Tape devices for the Atlas data Store David Gaunt -- DIVA at IN2P3 W.Wojcik -- BETEL at IN2P3 W.Wojcik -- BASTA and beyond W.Wojcik -- CORE update - status, experiences and evolution Frederick Hemmer -- nstage - UNIX interface for VMSTAGE service Nica Colino, CERN) or Ruten Gurin, CASPUR -- Evaluation of UNIX Batch Systems: NQS, Utopia, Load Leveler and Load Balancer John Lui - SSC -- CLIO - file transfer from VM staging tp RS600 workstations. Dick Newson Thursday 14th ------------- Sessions will focus on VM issues and the agenda will be published separately by the HEPVMx group.