NOTE

As of 13/3/08, the major functions of the Tier-1 Board have been devolved to the Deployment Board. However a GridPP review of the Tier-1 was carried out on Nov 21st 2008 and this will be repeated on approximately an annual basis becoming a Tier 1 board of sorts. As such the information provided on this page relating to the Tier 1 board is to be considered of historical interest only.

The Tier-1 Board

The Tier-1 Board advised the stakeholders on whether the Tier-1 Service at RAL is delivering its objectives on time and making appropriate use of its available resources and reviews UK input to International MoU negotiations.

Terms of Reference

  • To oversee and monitor the progress and quality of the agreed Tier-1 deliverables as defined by the GridPP Project.
  • To receive and examine reports on progress and technical developments.
  • To identify issues pertinent to the success of the Tier-1 Service and recommend appropriate action.
  • To report to the STFC Director of Particle Physics on the progress and quality of the service.
  • To identify issues pertinent to the UK's ability to provide International computing resources.
  • To identify issues relating to the provision of the agreed Tier-1 capacity in the LCG MoU, in terms of timescales and estimated cost.
  • To report to the STFC Head of Particle Physics Division (Janet Seed), where appropriate, on strategic issues.
  • The Board is expected to meet at least three times each year during the lifetime of the project.

    The Tier-1 Procurement Team (membership: Tier-1 Board plus Dave Corney) is currently meeting ~monthly via phone to review the 2007 purchase.

    Membership and Attendance
    Role Member
    GridPP Project Leader (Chairman)Prof. Tony Doyle, Glasgow
    GridPP Project ManagerDr David Britton, Imperial
    Chair of GridPP User BoardDr Glenn Patrick, RAL
    Associate Chair of GridPP User BoardDr Dave Newbold, Bristol
    ATLAS-UK Computing ChairProf. Roger Jones, Lancaster
    Director of Particle Physics, STFCProf. Norman McCubbin, RAL PPD
    Deputy Director of e-Science Centre, STFCDr John Gordon, RAL
    Head of Particle Physics Computing, STFC (Secretary) Dr David Kelsey, RAL PPD
    STFC e-Science Programme ManagerTrish Mullins, STFC
    Director of e-Science Centre, STFCDr Neil Geddes, RAL
    Tier-1 Centre ManagerDr Andrew Sansum, RAL

    Meetings
    Meeting 12 - 15 Aug 2007 Agenda Draft Minutes
    Meeting 11 - 19 Jan 2007 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 10 - 22 Sep 2006 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 9 - 11 May 2006 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 8 - 16 Jan 2006 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 7 - 23 Sep 2005 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 6 - 11 Apr 2005 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 5 - 3 Feb 2005 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 4 - 27 Oct 2004 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 3 - 13 May 2004 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 2 - 27 January 2004 Agenda Minutes
    Meeting 1 - 6 November 2003 Agenda Minutes

    Tier-1 Planning Sheet, Logbook, Finances and Outturns
    2005 Planning Sheet (vn 26b) 31 Mar 2005 DB
    Logbook (06Q1) 13 Apr 2006 RAS
    Finance Meeting Minutes 13 Apr 2006 RAS
    2004 outturn (note that 2005-.. outturns are reported to PPARC via the GridPP OC) 10 Jun 2005 Board

    Documents
    Title Date Author
    Tier-1 and Tier-2 Site Readiness Reviews (Restricted) 7 Dec 2007 TD, SL
    Tier1 Review - presentation - Overview 21 Nov 2007 Andrew Sansum
    Tier1 Review - presentation - CASTOR 21 Nov 2007 Bonny Strong
    Tier1 Review - presentation - Grid Middleware 21 Nov 2007 Derek Ross
    Tier1 Review - presentation - Fabric 21 Nov 2007 Martin Bly
    Tier1 Review - presentation - eScience Centre Strategy 21 Nov 2007 Neil Geddes
    Tier1 Review - presentation - Wide Area Networking 21 Nov 2007 Robin Tasker
    Tier1 Review - presentation - Machine Room 21 Nov 2007 Graham Robinson
    GridPP Memorandum of Understanding (draft) 14 Aug 2007 DB, TD, SL
    Site Readiness Review Questionnaire: Tier-1 (draft) 14 Aug 2007 DB, TD
    User Board Report 15 Aug 2007 GP
    Migration to a Grid Only Tier-1 Service 14 Aug 2007 RAS
    Plan for migration of RAL AFS service 14 Aug 2007 MB, JW
    Tier-1 Staffing Plan 2007-2011 13 Aug 2007 RAS
    CASTOR report 10 Aug 2007 DC,RAS,BS
    Discussion of BaBar Computing Requirements in 2007-09 30 Nov 2006 Board
    Experiment Shares of Tier-1 Resources in the UK (output) 23 Nov 2006 JG
    Experiment Shares of Tier-1 Resources in the UK (input) 23 Nov 2006 JG
    Tier-1A Procurement Process 3 Feb 2006 RAS
    Tier1A Utilisation 2005 13 Jan 2006 MH, RAS
    Tier-1 Operating Issues Q2/3 2005 22 Sep 2005 MB, ST
    Tier1A Utilisation January-July 2005 18 Aug 2005 RAS
    Tier-1/A Report (January - June 2005) [for GridPP OC] 23 Jun 2004 TD, JG, RAS
    Tier-1 Operating Issues Q1 2005 7 Apr 2005 RAS
    Tier-1 2004 Experiment Resource Utilisation 6 Apr 2005 RAS
    Experiment Shares of Tier-1 and Tier-2 Resources in the UK (output) 31 Mar 2005 TD
    Tier-1 Planning (release vn 26b) 31 Mar 2005 DB
    Tier-1 Operating Issues Q4 2004 25 Jan 2005 RAS
    Tier-1/A Report (February - December 2004) [for GridPP OC] 20 Dec 2004 TD, JG
    Q3 2004 Report 3 Dec 2004 RAS
    Experiment Shares of Tier-1 and Tier-2 Resources in the UK (output) 1 Dec 2004 TD
    BaBar Requirements 28 Oct 2004 RAS
    Disk Server Deployment 2004 26 Oct 2004 RAS
    Tier1 Security Incident Response Report #1 26 Oct 2004 RAS
    Tier-1 Operating Issues Q3 2004 26 Oct 2004 RAS
    Tier1A Capacity Planning 22 Oct 2004 RAS
    Experiment Shares of Tier-1 and Tier-2 Resources in the UK (output) 11 Oct 2004 TD
    Experiment Shares of Tier-1 and Tier-2 Resources in the UK (input) 13 Oct 2004 TD
    GridPP2 International MoUs and Experiment Allocations 12 Jun 2004 TD
    Q1 2004 Report 13 May 2004 RAS
    Hardware Procurement 13 May 2004 RAS
    Scheduling Policy 13 May 2004 RAS
    EB Scheduling Policy 13 May 2004 RB
    BaBar MoU figures 27 January 2004 RB
    Tier1A Resource Utilisation Report 27 January 2004 RAS
    CCLRC bid for Tier-1 9 January 2004
    Terms of Reference 6 November 2003


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