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Swiss Grid Operations Meeting on 2019-08-08 at 14:00

Site status



  • Not so much time to work with ARC v6
  • Started to write an ARC Metrics Wrapper to send metrics from ARC v5 and v6 to ES
  • Upgraded the CSCS Elastic Stack, caused some issues on the Chipp dashboard




  • Created WriteToken tag for ATLAS SpaceTokens
  • No other changes, no issues reported
  • On Sept. 4th Storage01-02 will be virtualized, as first step for a new head node architecture


  • No chagnes, no issues reported
  • System is heavly used (12GB/s), planning to double the FC connections to squeeze a bit more perfromance from disks



  • Went back online last week of July with a portion of our previous cluster and the Phoenix nodes
  • ~10% od Phoenix nodes not online yet (problematic)
  • Smoothing some power and cooling edges (in progress)
  • aCT submission issues at beginning of August (holidays!)


  • Ubelix online during the LHEP re-commmissioning
  • Monthly summary: Pledged: 42k, delivered 17.6k (23.6k last month)
  • Ubelix contributing ~87% (23% typical)
  • Running an average 1.6k slots (2.5k typical during the previous pledge period)


    Running slots UNIBE-LHEP:

Swiss ATLAS statistics

  • Hammercloud availability


    • ANALY_CSCS-HPC: 59% (85% last month)
    • CSCS-LCG2-HPC_MCORE: 97% (95% last month)
    • ANALY_UNIBE-LHEP: 22% (100% last month)
    • ANALY_UNIBE-LHEP-UBELIX: 100% (94% last month)
    • UNIBE-LHEP_MCORE: 25% (100% last month)
    • UNIBE-LHEP-UBELIX_MCORE: 100% (100% last month)

  • Slots used


    • CSCS: 3.5k (was 4.2k)
    • UNIBE: 1.6k (was2.2k)

  • WC consumption



    • CSCS 64% (71% last month)
    • UNIBE 29% (36% last month)

  • Accounting Numbers from the ATLAS dashboard (May 2019) CSCS+UNIBE

Cluster Job Type Produced WC core-hours Good vs Bad WC %Sorted ascending CPU eff good jobs %
UniBe Any 1'208'333; 29% (was 1'702'777 28%) 72% (was 88%) 80% (was 82%)
CSCS Any 3'188'888; 71% (was 3'075'000 72%) 90% (was 88%) 91% (was 84%)

  • Delivered vs pledged
    CSCS-LCG2: pledged 50k, delivered 41.8k (was 55.7k)
    UNIBE-LHEP: pledged 42k, delivered 17.6 (was 17.1k)

    Total: pledged 92k, delivered 59.4k (was 72.8k)

  • VO shares at CSCS
    Partial data
    Broadly OK
    Still slight skew in direction LHCb
    Cluster not full for long periods



  • Xxx


  • Passed onto them a possibly working configuration arc.conf


  • Bern fully setup for issuing cetre for unibe
  • Procedure to allow Bern issuing certs for the other insititutes triggered some weeks ago (I believe)

  • Issue with some silently failing checks at CSCS during 3 consecutive months (ticket in summarybelow)

  • NGI-CH Open Tickets review

    Ticket-ID Type VO Site Priority Resp. Unit Status Last Update Subject Scope
    142590 none less urgent NGI_CH in progress 2019-08-06 NGI_CH - July 2019 - RP/RC OLA ... EGI
    142588 cms T3_CH_PSI urgent NGI_CH assigned 2019-08-05 Phedex agents are down at T3_CH_PSI WLCG
    141276 none less urgent NGI_CH assigned in progress 2019-08-07 yearly review of the information ... EGI
    139574 dteam CSCS-LCG2 less urgent NGI_CH assigned in progress 2019-07-09 please configure mesh on ... EGI
    131965 none UNIBE-LHEP less urgent NGI_CH assigned on hold 2019-06-25 IPv6 deployment at WLCG Tier-2 sites EGI
    131432 none CSCS-LCG2 urgent NGI_CH assigned involved in progress 2019-08-02 Storage accounting deployment EGI

Other topics

  • Topic1
  • Topic2

    Next meeting date:



  • CSCS:
  • CMS:
  • ATLAS:
  • LHCb:
  • EGI:

Action items

  • Item1
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Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
PNGpng Screen_Shot_2019-08-07_at_21.53.46.png r1 manage 756.0 K 2019-08-07 - 19:58 GianfrancoSciacca Bern ce01 ramp-up
PNGpng Screen_Shot_2019-08-07_at_22.04.28.png r1 manage 79.7 K 2019-08-07 - 20:15 GianfrancoSciacca WC UNIBE-LHEP
PNGpng Screen_Shot_2019-08-07_at_22.18.19.png r1 manage 118.6 K 2019-08-07 - 20:20 GianfrancoSciacca Running slots UNIBE-LHEP
PNGpng Screen_Shot_2019-08-07_at_22.26.55.png r1 manage 310.7 K 2019-08-07 - 20:28 GianfrancoSciacca ATLAS_HC_last-month
PNGpng Screen_Shot_2019-08-07_at_22.39.32.png r1 manage 229.9 K 2019-08-07 - 20:40 GianfrancoSciacca ATLAS_slots
PNGpng Screen_Shot_2019-08-08_at_11.58.20.png r1 manage 21.6 K 2019-08-08 - 09:59 GianfrancoSciacca ATLAS_WC
PNGpng Screen_Shot_2019-08-08_at_12.41.17.png r1 manage 143.7 K 2019-08-08 - 10:45 GianfrancoSciacca CSCS_running_cores
PNGpng chipp_accountin.png r1 manage 86.8 K 2019-08-08 - 12:01 DinoConciatore  

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