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Reactions to GridPP2, Spanish, Portuguese, Cockney and the Terminator!
December 22nd, 2003

The PPARC Press Release on GridPP2 has been carried on a number of websites, including Spanish and Portuguese. We also received this warning from “dr.roberts” -
“Good God man,have you not heard of ‘Skynet’ and the Terminator? I urge you to use caution. :-)Read more…

GridPP2: from Prototype to Production
December 16th, 2003

PPARC has approved funding for GridPP2 of 15.9M plus a possible extra 1M for LHC Computing Grid (LCG) Project. GridPP2, “From Prototype to Production”, builds on the success of the current GridPP project “From Web to Grid” to build a production Grid for Particle Physics in the UK as part of LCG which in turn will form the basis of the European Framework VI project, Enabling Grids for e-Science in Europe (EGEE) Read more…

First public production release of GridPP's GridSite middleware
December 14th, 2003

GridSite was originally a web application developed for managing and formatting the content of the GridPP website. Over the past three years it has grown into a full-fledged piece of Grid Middleware, including a set of extensions to the Apache web server, a toolkit for GSI and VOMS Grid credentials, GACL access control lists and HTTP(S) protocol operations, and a command-line tool for authenticated transfers via HTTPS using Grid security. Read more…

Distributed Particle Physics Analysis using Ultra High Speed TCP on the Grid
December 9th, 2003

Synopsis: 6.6TBytes in under 50 minutes. The Caltech/SLAC/LANL/U Manchester/NIKHEF/CERN “Bandwidth Lust” team captured the SuperComputing 2003 Bandwidth Challenge award for the most data transferred. Read more…

Grid Demonstrations at SC2003
November 20th, 2003

People attending SC2003 could monitor progress of jobs on the DataGrid application testbed and the LCG testbed in real time. They were able to watch as jobs were dispatched from the Workload Managers (WM) at RAL (LCG) and Imperial College London (EDG) to the different testbed sites. There the jobs queue, run and terminate. If the job the completes successfully the output is returned to WM. Read more…

R-GMA Passes Significant Milestone
November 17th, 2003

The R-GMA implementation of the GGF Grid Monitoring Architecture has recently passed a major milestone in its production use within the Network Monitoring framework of the EU DataGrid Project. Read more…

LHC Computing Grid Goes Online
September 30th, 2003

The world’s particle physics community today announced the launch of the first phase of the LHC computing Grid (LCG). Read more…

Version 2.0 of the European Datagrid Software released
September 2nd, 2003

The new software from the Datagrid project represents an almost complete set of new datagrid middleware tools developed in the last 18 months. Read more…

8th GridPP Collaboration Meeting at Bristol
August 26th, 2003

The 8th GridPP Collaboration Meeting will be held in Bristol on 22-23 September 2003. Read more…

Replacement of the UK HEP Certificate Authority
August 11th, 2003

The UKHEP Certificate Authority will stop issuing certificates at the end of August 2003. GridPP users should start to use the UK Grid Support Centre’s production e-Science CA. Read more…

GridPP Dissemination Officer
July 16th, 2003

GridPP wishes to appoint a full time Dissemination officer. Read more…

Preparing for LCG-1 Deployment
July 3rd, 2003

The first release of the LHC Computing Grid (LCG) is about to be deployed at CERN and several sites around the world including RAL in the UK. Read more…

ScotGrid's 1st birthday
June 27th, 2003

25 June 2003 was ScotGrid’s 1st birthday. Read more…

7th GridPP Collaboration Meeting at St Peter's College, Oxford
June 9th, 2003

The 7th GridPP Collaboration Meeting will be held at St Peter’s College on 30th June-2nd July 2003. Read more…

GridPP2 Proposal Submitted
June 2nd, 2003

The GridPP2 Proposal “From Prototype to Production” has been submitted to PPARC Read more…

Dynamic Grid Optimisation
May 8th, 2003

The GridPP (UK Grid for Particle Physics) production plan describes a future Grid infrastructure. A web-based simulation has been developed to demonstrate how such a data-intensive grid could work. Read more…

Status of Cambridge now available via Ganglia
April 28th, 2003

The Status of the compute elements and worker nodes in the Cambridge Farm is now being monitored by Ganglia. Links to the pages monitoring the worker nodes are now available by clicking on the Cambrige spot on the GridPP Testbed Monitoring Map: http://www.gridpp.ac.uk/map/At present, both “historical” and “live” data may be viewed. Read more…

R-GMA deployed on EDG Testbed
April 15th, 2003

A new information and monitoring system, known as R-GMA, has just been deployed on the EU DataGrid development testbed. Having demonstrated that the job submission was able to use the published information to submit jobs, it has now been passed to LCG (the LHC Computing Grid) for further testing. Read more…

LHCb Data Challenge
April 11th, 2003

Over the last 2 months, LHCb have undertaken a data challange to produce 40 million simulated events for the trigger and detector re-optimisation technical design reports. The 40 million events were produced ahead of schedule. Read more…

New GridPP Grid Map Operational
April 3rd, 2003

GridPP has recently updated its Grid ‘map’ to reflect the increasing maturity and sophistication of their Grid. Read more…

From Web to Grid
March 25th, 2003

A series of five articles has been published by the Public Service Communication Agency (PSCA) on the subject of Grid Computing Technology. Read more…

EDG Tutorial at Imperial College
March 17th, 2003

Another run of the European DataGrid tutorials will be held at Imperial College London on 7th and 8th April. Read more…

European DataGrid Moves Into Gear
March 3rd, 2003

The EDG project started a new phase today as it began to integrate, into its development testbed, the middleware developed during the second year of the project. The second half of 2002 was spent concentrating on the delivery of a reliable and robust testbed for the applications. Read more…

Call for proposals for the second phase of PPARC's e-Science Programme
February 27th, 2003

PPARC’S e-Science Programme: Second Phase – A call for proposals – Closing Date: 31 MAY 2003 Read more…

EU DataGrid successfully passes 2nd EU Review
February 6th, 2003

The second EU review of the European DataGrid Project (EDG) took place at CERN on February 4-5 2003 at CERN. The reviewers congratulated the project for a good review including the demonstrations. They said that it was an impressive job reflecting the interest of the partners involved. Read more…

The UK plays significant role in LHCb Data Challenge
January 20th, 2003

Over the Christmas period, LHCb had scheduled a pre-production for their data challange scheduled for later in 2003. All 8 UK institues contributed to this Monte Carlo production, including the Tier 1 centre at RAL and the large regional computing resources in London and ScotGrid. Overall the UK contributed approximately 1/3 of all events produced and 40% of all events produced outside of CERN. The breakdown of all LHCb contributing institutes can be found on http://lhcb-comp.web.cern.ch/lhcb-comp/ComputingModel/production/ Read more…

PPARC e-Science Studentships Announced
January 13th, 2003

The results of the next 10 PPARC e-Science studentships have been announced. Read more…