The purpose of the meeting is to review the status and plans of the U.S. LHC Software and Computing Projects for ATLAS and CMS, with the goal to baseline the projects. The charge for the review is below.
The meeting will be held at Fermilab. See the CMS page for full details, including streaming video access to the overview sessions.
This review follows a US ATLAS Physics and Computing Advisory Panel review in October.
Thursday: 9:00-9:40 Project status, budget John Huth Powerpoint 9:45-10:20 Software Torre Wenaus Powerpoint PDF 10:25-10:40 Break 10:45-11:00 Physics Ian Hinchliffe PDF 11:05-11:40 Facilities Bruce Gibbard/Rich Baker Bruce Gibbard Powerpoint Rich Baker Powerpoint 11:45-12:00 Networking Shawn McKee Powerpoint 12:05-12:30 Grid planning Torre Wenaus/Jenny Schopf Jennifer Schopf Powerpoint Torre Wenaus Powerpoint PDF Project Management Breakout Session. Thurs 1:30PM ATLAS overview N. McCubbin Powerpoint Project management B. Ernst/ H. Gordon US computing management details J. Huth Core Software Breakout Session. Thurs 1:30PM (20 min. talks + 10 min discussion) Architecture/Framework D. Quarrie 30 min Powerpoint PDF Data management D. Malon 30 min Powerpoint PDF Sub-system software J. Shank 30 min Powerpoint Facilities Breakout Session. Thurs 1:30PM Tier 1 details Bruce/Rich Tier 2 R. Gardner Powerpoint More on grids??? + DC plans TBN Questions from the committee Answers to the questions Answer to R.Dubois' question on US DB responsibilities
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
The most important ("print me!") items we ask you to look at are in bold. The rest are supplemental. Some of these links lead to more links and documents, but everything we would particularly like the committee to be aware of is linked directly from this page. Feel free to explore to deeper levels as you wish.
- Project Management Plan - Draft of Nov 21 '01 PDF Word
- NSF M&O and Computing proposal as submitted PDF Postscript
- US ATLAS Physics and Computing Quarterly Reports
- MOUs and software agreements
- WBS, Schedule and Manpower
- US ATLAS WBS: Full To level 4
- US ATLAS Schedule
- US software personnel breakdown by WBS activity and year
- US software project funded personnel by year
- Software effort breakdown for FY02 Excel PDF
- Other views of WBS and schedule information are available on the planning page.
- International ATLAS planning
- US ATLAS Software Quarterly Reports (contained in full reports)
- Software planning
Detailed WBS, schedule and personnel information in XProject
- Grid planning
Grid program overview and WBS, schedule details in XProject
- PPDG in ATLAS
- PPDG year 1 plan
- ATLAS GriPhyN plan (draft)
Includes overview of integrated ATLAS PPDG/GriPhyN-iVDGL/Data Challenge planning
- Distributed IT facilities infrastructure plan
- Grid WBS projection. Our grid program is fully integrated into our Facilities and Software WBS's. This WBS is a projection out of the full WBS that focuses on grid activities, and shows where activities reside in the full WBS.
Full To level 3
- Technical documents and web pages relating to recent US ATLAS work
- Architecture, Framework, Event Store
- Data management
- Software support and QA
- Related CHEP01 papers (CHEP01 site)
- StoreGate: a Data Model for the ATLAS Software Architecture
- Status of the GAUDI Event-Processing Framework
- Adding a Scripting Interface to Gaudi
- Grid-Enabled Data Access in the ATLAS Athena Framework
- The Athena Data Dictionary and Description Language
- Object Oriented Reconstruction and Particle Identication in the ATLAS Calorimeter