will support EDUROAM (starting May 16) to gain
access to the Fermilab network
and you can use your Fermilab Services account to log in to the EDUROAM network
at remote institutions
Workshop will be held at Fermilab on June
20-21 (Readytalk will be available)
FIFEMON has cool new monitoring (use services uname/pw)
Usability Workshop is on June 22-23
Access with Federated Identities (DCAFI)
DUNE transition will be June 27 – July 11 : job submission without using
Facility outages can be found here http://fop.fnal.gov/outages.html
certificates will be officially decommissioned
September 30. Moving to using CILogon certificates. (Digicert is going away too!!)
CILogon certificate DNs remove your
do I open a ticket when I have a problem with Fermilab related items? Go to servicedesk.fnal.gov and the Scientific Computing Services selection on the left hand side.
– FNAL Computing working on deploying basically empty .bashrc and .bash_profile files
TotalView debugger being replaced by Allinea Forge debugger. Documentation coming.
If you need a CERN account – see Maxine
dCache for storing/reading big files –
eventually blue arc will not be available from the worker nodes.
(analysis) dCache pool files do NOT end
up on tape. These files are experiment controlled and will use pool space until
explicitly deleted. This area does fill
up, we may need quotas.
dCache pool files do NOT
end up on tape. dCache tries to keep scratch files for
at least 30 days. Least recently used
file is deleted first. No quotas.
dCache pool files DO
end up on tape. Least recently used file is
deleted first (usually there is no to very
little space available here)
dCache ‘mv’ gotcha – if you ’mv’ a file from one pool type to another, it will retain the
behavior of the origianl pool type. Use ‘cp’
in order to change file types.
is more dCache monitoring then you can shake a stick at.
the grid file systems as follows –
your files before you leave DUNE/no
longer have access to these areas
that run past their resource limits get held, not killed (do jobsub_q to see reason why). Understand
why, kill jobs and resubmit.
do priorities affect grid job startup?
are resources determined between experiments? Jobs running at a given moment –
tune priority factors, and relaxation factor)
priority numbers comparable across experiments?
Dropbox is dead!! Long live the DUNE Dropbox!! (used for uploading files to enstore and registering with SAM)
are more likely to get a grid slot for your job if you request
the lifetime you actually need. This will be enforced in early summer 2016.
: DUNE resources are for DUNE work
and not other experiments.
have a 16-core build node, dunebuild01
you submit jobs and use the --memory option you can give units in
both MB and GB. jobsub_submit interprets 1 GB as 1024 MB, not 1000 MB. So --memory=2GB is equivalent
to --memory=2048MB, not 2000MB.
fermiprint.fnal.gov is unavailable to computers on the eduroamwireless network. host fermiprint.fnal.gov returns ";; connection timed out; no servers could be reached" on a mac on eduroam, and Firefox emitted "Server not found -- Firefox can't find the server at fermiprint.fnal.gov" printing may still work, but users cannot add printers.
Using touch to modifiy the date stamps on files in the dCachescratch area is not enough to update theuse date. I think you have to open the files but we can test this,though a test will take a while (1 month).