01 October 2007

SRM2.2 deployment workshop - bulletin 1

This is the first bulletin for the "SRM2.2 Deployment Workshop" which will take place on Tuesday the 13th and Wednesday the 14th of November 2007. The workshop is being organised by the UK's National eScience Centre (NeSC), GridPP and WLCG. It will take place at NeSC, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The goal of the workshop is to bring WLCG site administrators with experience of operating dCache and DPM storage middleware together with the core developers and other Grid storage experts. This will present a forum for information exchange regarding the deployment and operation of
SRM2.2 services on the WLCG. By the end of the workshop, site administrators will be fully aware of the technology that must be deployed in order to provide a service that fully meets the needs of the LHC physics programme.

Particular attention will be paid to the large number of sites who contribute small amounts of computing and storage resource (Tier-2s), as compared with national laboratories (Tier-1s). Configuration of SRM2.2 spaces and storage information publishing will be the main topics of
interest during the workshop. In addition, there will be a dedicated session for the Tier-1 sites running dCache.

As SRM2.2 has been proposed as an Open Grid Forum (OGF) standard, it is likely that the workshop will be of wider interest than only WLCG. However, it should be noted that the intention of the meeting is not to continue discussions of the current specification or of any future
version. The meeting will focus on the deployment of a production system.
It is intended that the meeting will be by invitation only. Anyone who thinks that they should receive an invitation should contact Greig Cowan to register their interest.

A detailed agenda and general information about the event are currently being prepared. A second announcement will be made once these are in place.

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