HPSS User Forum 2017

chaired by Takashi Sasaki (KEK)
from to (Asia/Tokyo)
at KEK Building K03 ( Seminar Hall )
Description

HPSS User Forum 2017

HUF2017 will take place from Monday October 16th to Friday October 20th, 2017 in KEK, Tsukuba - Japan.

The HPSS User Forum (HUF) is the annual gathering of the HPSS community, bringing together new and existing HPSS users from around the globe to discuss best practices for managing, operating, monitoring and supporting HPSS installations. Attendees will include technologists, researchers, faculty, postdocs, business and industry representatives involved in the development, implementation, and management of HPSS software.

 

 

Material:
HUF2017 LOC Email: loc2017@kek.jp
Go to day
  • Monday, 16 October 2017
    • 08:00 - 09:00 Registration
      Location: KEK Building M01 ( 1F )
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Joint Plenary: Common session of HEPiX, HUF and LHCOPN/LHCONE
      Joint session with HEPiX
      Convener: Atsushi Manabe (KEK/CRC)
      Location: KEK Building M01 ( Kobayashi Hall )
      • 09:00 Welcome to KEK 20'
        Speaker: Yasuhiro Okada (KEK)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:20 Logistics information 10'
        Speakers: Takashi Sasaki (KEK), Tomoaki Nakamura (KEK)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:30 The HEPiX workshop series 10'
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:40 LHCOPN and LHCONE 10'
        Speaker: Edoardo Martelli (CERN)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:50 The HPSS User Forum 10'
        Speaker: Jim Gerry (IBM)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Keynote
      Location: KEK Building M01 ( Kobayashi Hall )
      • 10:00 Particulate magnetic tape for data storage and future technologies 30'
        Enterprise tape drives are widely used at major laboratories in the world, such as CERN, US DoE Labs, KEK and so on as well as data centers in commercial companies. Demands on capacity and speed of I/O inflate infinitely in the tape market. Not only drive technology but also media technology is the key for answering such future requirements. Fujifilm is the world-leading company in the market of magnetic tape media, and has played a major role for evolution of tape technologies in decades.
        
        Secure digital data storage sustainable in very long duration with lower costs is the concern of data centers. Particulate magnetic tapes on linear tape storage systems have been widely used for data backup and archival because of their low TCO, long-term stability, and high reliability. However, in order to meet the further demand, expanding the recording capacity of tape storage is essential. Currently, tape cartridges with a capacity of up to 10 TB are available commercially, and the future roadmap of tape storage systems shows to expand the cartridge capacity to 120 TB. To realize this, technologies to increase the areal density of magnetic tape are required. For this purpose, high-density recording studies using barium ferrite (BaFe) magnetic particles have been carried out. The latest study demonstrated an areal density of 123 Gb/in2, corresponding to a 220 TB cartridge capacity in 2015. Furthermore, fine strontium ferrite (SrFe) magnetic particles, which are almost half the size of the current BaFe particles, were also developed; therefore, magnetic tapes are the most effective data storage media to continue enhancing the recording capacity at a low TCO in long-term future.
        Speaker: Mr. Masahito Oyanagi (Recording Media Research Laboratories, Fujifilm Corporation)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break ( KEK Building M01 )
    • 11:00 - 12:30 HPSS updates
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 11:00 HPSS Support Update 30'
        Speaker: Thuy Tran (IBM)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:30 HPSS Software Development Update [Restricted] 1h0'
        Speaker: Michael Meseke (IBM)
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
      Location: KEK Building M01
    • 13:30 - 13:55 Sponsor session
      Location: KEK Building M01 ( Kobayashi Hall )
      • 13:30 Sony Optical Archive 25'
        Speaker: Horst Schellong (Sony Optical Archive)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:00 - 15:30 HPSS planning
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 14:00 Planning for HPSS 7.5.1 45'
        Speaker: Jon Procknow
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 14:45 HPSS 7.5.2 Feature Deep Dive 30'
        Speaker: Michael Meseke (IBM)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break ( KEK Building M01 )
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Site reports
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 16:00 NCAR Tools to Help Manage HPSS 30'
        In this presentation, we'll share details about several tools that NCAR has developed over the years that help us manage HPSS and that may help other sites. The tools include ones for monitoring, tracking tapes and managing the disk cache. The presentation will describe the tools and how they've helped NCAR.
        Speaker: William Anderson (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
      • 16:30 HSI/HTAR Support Transition Update 30'
        LBNL/NERSC has entered into a transitional support agreement with Gleicher Enterprises, LLC, on behalf of the HPSS Collaboration, to provide continued user support for HSI and HTAR. This talk will give an overview of the transitional HSI/HTAR support model. Topics include a description of the current agreement with LBNL/NERSC, how to get HSI/HTAR support under this agreement, and terms of the proposed HSI/HTAR support transition to the HPSS TC.
        Speaker: Nicholas Balthaser (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab/NERSC)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 19:00 - 22:00 Banquet
      Jananese traditional cuisine
      Convener: Prof. Takashi Sasaki
      Location: Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba
  • Tuesday, 17 October 2017
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Registration
      Location: KEK Building M01 ( 1F )
    • 09:00 - 09:45 DB2 and QRep
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 09:00 Future Planning Considerations for DB2 and QRep [Restricted] 45'
        Speaker: Dave BoomerDave (IBM)
    • 09:45 - 10:30 Sponsor session
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 09:45 Spectra Logic 45'
        Speaker: Matthew T. Starr (Spectra Logic)
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break ( KEK Building M01 )
    • 11:00 - 12:30 HPSS advanced & web
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 11:00 HPSS Treefrog interface for data management and integration with heterogenous storage 1h0'
        Speaker: Alan Giddens (IBM)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 12:00 HPSS Collaboration Website Review 15'
        Speaker: Jim Gerry (IBM)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
      Location: KEK Building M01
    • 13:30 - 13:55 Sponsor session
      Location: Kobayashi Hall
      • 13:30 DDN 25'
        Speaker: Ray Akimoto (DDN)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Site reports
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 14:00 Feedback on TREQS-2, the new IN2P3 prestaging tools 30'
        IN2P3 Computing Center is one of the 14 major datacenters for the storage and the processing of the CERN – LHC physics data. IN2P3 also provides such resources and support for the most important physics and astrophysics experiments (VIRGO, CTA, LSST). Most of the data are stored on tapes on HPSS. To sustain efficiently the recalls activities between HPSS and DCache/Xrootd disks, IN2P3 developed in 2009 a staging product. This product is called TReqs, for Tape Request Scheduler. In 2015 we started a full rewrite of the software in order to improve the performances and the functionalities. TREQS 2 has been in production at IN2P3 for many months. This presentation will focus on the functionality of TREQS-2, the way use it it is used in production and the evolution plan for the next years.
        Speaker: Pierre-Emmanuel Brinette (IN2P3)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 14:30 Globus Online services HPSS 30'
        Globus Online is a powerful, reliable, and secure file transfer service with the underlying technology of GridFTP. A simple web interface lets users select the source and destination endpoints and the data movement directions as user’s will. Globus Online supports variety of storage formats. With specific designed HPSS Data Storage Interface (DSI) module, it can move data between disk and HPSS storage, as well as between different HPSS storage through the network. This presentation will provide a user case Proof of Concept, using Globus Online as a HPSS client interface to transfer data crossing multi endpoints on the ESnet test facilities.
        Speaker: Guangwei Che (BNL)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break ( KEK Building M01 )
    • 16:00 - 17:00 BOF
      Convener: Francis Dequenne (ECMWF)
  • Wednesday, 18 October 2017
    • 08:00 - 18:00 Excursion: Nikko tour
      Nikko tour
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      Location:
  • Thursday, 19 October 2017
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Registration
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Burning issues
      Convener: Jon PROCKNOW (IBM)
      • 09:00 HUF Burning Issues Review 45'
        Speaker: Jon Procknow (IBM)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:45 Discussion 45'
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break ( KEK Building M01 )
    • 11:00 - 12:30 HPSS logging & Tape products
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 11:00 Deep Dive for HPSS 7.5.2 Logging 40'
        Speakers: Michael Meseke (IBM), Jon Procknow (IBM)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:40 IBM tapee product updates 45'
        Speakers: Lee Jesionowski (IBM), Ed Childers (IBM)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
      Location:
    • 13:30 - 13:55 Sponsor session
      Location: Kobayashi Hall
      • 13:30 Lenovo Enterprise Solutions 25'
        Speaker: Noriyasu Murata (Lenovo Enterprise Solutions)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Site reports
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 14:00 JAXA Site Presentation -Reliability of Data Management- 30'
        In recent years, large and/or unknown storage failures have occurred on JAXA's supercomputer.
        In HUF2015 we reported silent data corruption on JAXA supercomputer file system.
        This year we experienced file system failures on supercomputer file system two times, one HPSS cache disk failure, and one-pair HPSS tape read error. Are these storage system reliable? Should we change our system design and/or operation policy?
        Speaker: Naoyuki Fujita (JAXA)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 14:30 KEK site report 30'
        Speaker: Koichi Murakami (KEK)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break ( KEK Building M01 )
    • 19:00 - 22:00 Banquet
      Jananese traditional cuisine
      Convener: Prof. Takashi Sasaki
      Location: Sansuitei
  • Friday, 20 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Future discussion
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 09:00 HPSS Collaboration Development Executive Committee Overview 30'
        This talk will briefly review the 25 year history of the HPSS Collaboration, the role of the HPSS Executive and Technical Committees, the DOE development laboratories' high-performance computing five year plans, and HPSS plans for the next five years.
        Speaker: Richard Watson (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:30 Discission 1h0'
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break ( KEK Building M01 )
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Closing remark
      Convener: Koichi MURAKAMI
      • 11:00 HUF2018 10'
      • 11:10 Closing 20'
        Speaker: Takashi Sasaki (KEK)
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
      Location:
    • 13:00 - 14:30 KEK facility visit