October 2001 US ATLAS Physics and Computing Advisory Panel (PCAP) Review

PCAP Review, Oct 29-31 2001, ANL

From John Huth:

The charge for the November "Lehman" review is below. This review should be viewed in part as a preparation for the November review. I would like the Level 2 managers to organize the presentations in their respective domains noting the charge for the Nov. review.

Meeting information

The meeting will be held at ANL. See the ANL PCAP travel info page.

The meeting will be in the HEP building, 362, room F108 [I think -- needs confirmation - TW]

Draft agenda

Monday Oct 29th - Arrival of Reviewers, executive meeting from 11-1,
meeting of presenters 3-5 - locations to be announced.

The room for setting up laptops is H-122, very close to the main door of B.362. Tuesday Oct 30th 8:00-8:30 Project Overview J. Huth 30 min 8:35-9:30 Intl. ATLAS Overview N. McCubbin 15 min Data challenges G. Poulard 15 min 9:35-10:00 Physics I. Hinchliffe 25 min 10:00-10:15 Break 10:20-10:55 Software T. Wenaus 35 min 11:00-11:20 Architecture D. Quarrie 20 min 11:25-11:45 Data mgmt. D. Malon 20 min 11:50-12:10 Det. activities J. Shank 20 min 12:15-1:00 Lunch (Lunch will be brought in in the form of sandwiches) LHC Computing Grid Project M.Kasemann 1:00-1:50 Facilities/Tier 1 Gibbard/Baker 50 min 1:55-2:25 Tier 2/distr. facilities Gardner/Shank/May 30 min 2:30-2:55 Networking McKee 25 min 3:00-3:35 Grid plans Schopf/Wenaus 35 min 3:40-4:00 Break 4:00-4:45 Exec Session 4:45-5:15 Presentation of questions to presenters 6:00 Dinner Wednesday, Oct 31st 8:00-9:30 Response to questions/discussion 9:30-9:45 Break 10:45-11:45 Exec Session 12:00-1:00 Presentation of findings 1:00-2:00 Lunch 2:00 -4:00 Writing time Thurs. Nov. 1st Writing sesssion for reviewers, if required

Charge for the November agency review

For reviewers - assess:

The overall scope of the U.S. LHC S&C efforts and their connections to both the international LHC S&C efforts and the CERN LHC Computing Project;

The risk to U.S. LHC S&C schedule or scope given current funding profiles and overall LHC project

The contributions of each of the U.S. collaboration in providing supporting core and detector-specific software deliverables to the international ATLAS and CMS computing efforts

The function, scope and structure of the national (Tier 1) U.S. LHC computing facilities and their relationship to any smaller regional and university facilities

The integration of computing infrastructure efforts (such as networking and grid computing) into the planning and execution of the U.S. LHC S&C projects

The plans of the U.S. collaborations to provide computing resources to users and their success in integrating them into the software development process

Existing and possible common computing project which could benefit both ATLAS and come

The Project Management Plans, organizational structures and adequacy of personnel for each of the U.S. LHC S&C projects


May 2001 PCAP review report
    Responses to comments and recommendations

T. Wenaus