French – Asia Grid Activities. Dominique Boutigny. Joint FJ / FK Particle Physics Laboratory Workshop. Credits : Yonny Cardenas Sylvain Reynaud. History of the French – Asia Grid.
French – Asia Grid Activities
Joint FJ / FK Particle Physics Laboratory Workshop
The Grid has been one of the major technical project within all the 3 French – Asia LIAs : FJPPL – FCPPL – FKPPL and to a lesser extent within the FVPPL (Grid deployment and tutorial in 2007, 2009 and 2011 )
Part of the activity was related to LCG
After a few years of work it has been decided to build a common French / Korean Grid infrastructure, then Japan has been added
We now have a functional global France / Korea / Japan / China distributed infrastructure at the disposal of the LIA projects
GLite / SRM storage system is often not flexible enough to satisfy standard users' needs
Considerable expertise at CC-IN2P3 and KEK on iRODS
Deploy iRODS as an alternative Grid storage system
Implement advanced data management policies / data replication
Federation of iRODS systems between KEK and CC-IN2P3 VO sites
A DIRAC service will be implemented to facilitate job submission and reliability
A lot of work in France and Japan around the Open Grid Forum standard SAGA see Takashi's talk
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The Grid computing projects are very active within the 3 LIAs
They are now converging on a global coherent project built around the French – Asia Grid
This computing infrastructure is fully functional and at the disposal of the scientific projects. New services will be added to increase the flexibility.
Yonny Cardenas from CC-IN2P3 is providing an efficient support to help people to port their applications on the Grid.