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This page has been setup to collect information from GridPP sites regarding their batch systems in February 2014. The information will help with wider considerations and strategy. The table seeks the following:

  1. Current product (local/shared) - what is the current batch system at the site. Is it locally managed or shared with other groups?
  2. Concerns - has your site experienced any problems with the batch system in operation?
  3. Interest/Investigating/Testing - Does your site already have plans to change and if so to what. If not are you actively investigating or testing any alternatives?
  4. CE type(s) - What CE type (gLite, ARC...) do you currently run and do you plan to change this, perhaps in conjunction with a batch system move?
  5. Cloud interface(s)? - Does your site offer access to resources in ways other than via a CE? (See Cloud & VM status for more up-to-date / detailed information)
  6. Multicore status for ATLAS and CMS
    1. ATLAS multicore jobs history for UK sites
  7. Notes - Any other information you wish to share on this topic.

Site Current product (local/shared) Concerns and observations Interest/Investigating/Testing CE type(s) & plans at site cgroups Multicore Atlas/CMS Cloud interface available/plans Notes
RAL Tier-1 HTCondor (local) None No reason ARC Yes Yes OpenNebula
UKI-LT2-Brunel Torque/Maui, Arc/Condor No support for Torque/Maui Slurm and HTCondor in test Arc in test Yes Yes OpenVZ in production, Docker in test
UKI-LT2-IC-HEP Gridengine (local) None No reason CREAM, ARC No Yes GridPP Cloud Tests

UKI-LT2-QMUL Gridengine (local) None Son of Gridengine CREAM No Yes Deploy cloudstack, find scalable solution to get our storage usable in the cloud
UKI-LT2-RHUL Torque/Maui (local) Torque/Maui support non-existent Will follow the consensus CREAM No Yes


UKI-NORTHGRID-LANCS-HEP Son of Gridengine (HEC), torque/maui (local) Disillusioned with torque/maui. Slurm or HTCondor. CREAM, interested in ARC No Yes VMWare testing; Vac in production
UKI-NORTHGRID-LIV-HEP (Single core cluster) Torque Maui (local) Poor Support, Maui intrinsically broken Cream No NO None
UKI-NORTHGRID-LIV-HEP (Multi core cluster) HTCondor (local) None ARC Loooking into it YES None

UKI-NORTHGRID-MAN-HEP Torque/Maui (local) Maui is unsupported. It had memory leaks. Robert wrote a patch and there was nowhere to feed it back into. HTCondor Currently CREAM, investigating ARC-CE No Yes Vac in production

UKI-NORTHGRID-SHEF-HEP Torque/Maui (local) Torque/Maui support non-existent HTCondor is in testing mode CREAM CE, ACR CE is in test No Yes


UKI-SCOTGRID-ECDF Gridengine None No reason Cream CE for standard production, ARC CE for exploratory HPC work No Yes

UKI-SCOTGRID-GLASGOW HTcondor (local), Torque/Maui (local) Becomes unresponsive at times of high load or nodes being un-contactable. Investigating HTCondor/SoGE/SLURM as a replacement. ARC, Cream Yes Yes N/A
UKI-SOUTHGRID-BHAM-HEP Torque/Maui Maui sometimes fails to see new jobs and so nothing is scheduled HTCondor CREAM No No Testing Vac setup

UKI-SOUTHGRID-BRIS HTCondor (shared), torque + maui (local) None No reason ARC & CREAM CEs No X

UKI-SOUTHGRID-CAM-HEP Torque/Maui (local) Torque/Maui support non-existent Will follow the consensus CREAM CE No Yes None at present
UKI-SOUTHGRID-OX-HEP HTCondor (local) None No reason ARC CE in production Yes Yes OpenStack in production. Testing VAC

UKI-SOUTHGRID-RALPP HTCondor None No reason ARC CE Yes Yes

UKI-SOUTHGRID-SUSX (Shared) Gridengine - (Univa Grid Engine) None No reason CREAMCE Looking into it Yes