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SL5 platform availability

14 December 2009

Up-to-now 87% of our workers nodes, about 8000 cores are installed with the SL5-64b system. This platform is the default one for the BATCH, please take a look at detailed specifications below.

SL4 platform have about only 1000 cores, and still available until the end of January but with only the minimum taking into account the needs during.

Up-to now, SL5 platform is available in our parallel computing farm. This farm PISTOO have 176 cores installed with SL5-64b system.

For job submssion to this platform, please specify LINUX, which is the default platform the same as for ANASTASIE.

Before submitting, please take care to the instructions specified here : [section 3]

SL4 platform, have 544 cores, it still available until mid-January. During January the number of workers nodes installed with SL5-64b system will increase, to reach 1024 cores available.

Of course, CEs (Computing Element), to make grid jobs reach this platform are available (see detailed specifications below).

Please note, that in parallel to the opening of this new platform, we introduce a more strict control of the access to storage resources during batch processing (mandatory declaration of storage resources).

We will keep you informed regularly about the status of this upgrade.

You are encouraged to use this platform, and to notify User Support, by email : of any problem that you might encounter.

Reminder of the names used in conjunction of the new platform:

** Interactive access
- for SL5 64b
- for SL4 64b
- for SL4 32b

** Batch : ANASTASIE
- LINUX for SL5 64b
- oldLINUX for SL4 64b
- oldLINUX32 for SL4 32b

** Batch : PISTOO
- LINUX for SL5 64b
- oldLINUX for SL4 64b

** Computing Element available
- CE : T1 CMS, LHCB,EGEE : -