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Brief survey of the policy template draft discussed in OSG, incomplete.


  • A policy template to describe essential information about a facility, its intended policy, and use. The following was taken from the OSG site policy template:
  • Here is the current DraftOSGpolicy as of 8/18/06, see the OSG documents databasae.

Below we are examining snipets of the template.


1.1   Site identification
      * Site/resource name, e.g. FermiGrid
1.2   Site owner
      * This is a pointer to the OSG site registration document

  • Do we need a site registration for Tier2's, or is this sufficient?
  • We DO need site contact information - where is stored? Do we re-direct to OSG's page.

Terms of Use

2.    Terms of Use
2.1   Site expectation of users
      * You cannot process data of types not allowed at FNAL; this includes copyrighted data without documented permission of copyright holder, classified, HIPPA, or personally identifiable information.
      * You cannot perform activities inconsistent with the site AUP
2.2   User expectations of site
      * Systems are furnished to serve HEP experiments; there can be no reliance that data or computations are private.
      * Site administrators may look at your jobs in arbitrary ways, consistent with local site policy.


  • Do we need anything different than what OSG has provided?


  • A statement of resource allocation for ATLAS users, including managed production, individual users and groups.
  • A statement of resource allocation for OSG and VOs

4. Identity management
4.1   Allowed VOs
      * Statement of which VOs are allowed (e.g. all OSG)
4.2   Required VO commitment
      * VO promises to implement controls at least as strict as site
      * Site reserves the right to audit compliance
4.3 Privilege management policies (accounts and rules)
     * List supported accounts and roles
     * Statement on which subjects are authoritative for specific resources.
     * Statement on which subjects may never gain access to these resources (blacklisted).
     * Statement on which subjects are allowed to combine delegated privileges (for example, a member of two competing experiments may not be allowed to combine (privileges to) resources from these two experiments).
    * Specific privileges that may never be granted or have to be overruled for a specific resource.

5.    Technical
5.1   Compute Elements (CE)
5.1.1 CE Resource priorities
      * Statement of VO priorities       e.g. CMS, other use opportunistic
5.1.2 CE Resource limitations
      * Statement of processing limits   e.g. wall clock time limits
5.1.3 CE Resource management
      * Corrective actions that may be taken
      * Punitive actions that may be taken

5.2   Storage Elements (SE)
5.2.1 SE Access mechanism
      * SRM, jobmanager fork, etc
5.2.2 SE Storage areas
      * Statement on providing user storage on shared file systems as part of the OSG.   
     * Statement on providing the core $APP, $DATA, $TMP and $WN_TMP areas and there sizes as part of the OSG.
      * Redundancy (e.g. RAID, resilient dcache)
5.2.3 SE Storage quotas
5.2.4 SE Retention and Purge policies
5.2.5 SE Resource management
      * Corrective actions that may be taken    e.g. Full file system
      * Punitive actions that may be taken   e.g. Misuse of storage resources

6.    Support
6.1   What user can expect from site
      * Notification of downtimes
      * Job recovery procedures
      * Storage element recovery procedures
        e.g. backup policy, redundancy (e.g. RAID, resilient dcache)

Numbered items are template fields.
Items with a '*' are example contents

-- RobertGardner - 18 Aug 2006

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