HEPiX Meeting at PISA, 11 - 14 Oct 1993


                HEPiX Pisa, 11-14 October 1993


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

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.

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