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Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid (WLCG)


The NCP Grid Site

NCP-LCG2 is the one of the two operational grid node in Pakistan and it is the only CMS Tier-2 site in pakistan. NCP is also a partner of WLCG Project since 2003. Currently NCP has 524 CPU's cores and 260 terabytes of disk storage capacity connected with 155 Mbps of WAN link.

The 155 Mbps network connectivity is being provided by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan since 2010 under Pakistan Education Research Network-2 (PERN-2) Project.

The details are as follows:

Item
Abbreviation
No.
Computing Resource - Execution and Management
CREAM - CE
02
Disk Pool Manager (Head Node)
DPM
02
Disk Pool Manager (Pool Node)
DPM - Pool
10
User Interface
UI
01
Virtual Organization Box
VOBox
02
Site - Berkley Database Information Index
SBDII
01
Physics Experiment Data Export
PhEDEx
01
Worker Node
WN
56

History of NCP Grid Node

The effort to deploy a grid node in Pakistan was started in October 2003, with a workshop named “Grid Technology Workshop” held from October 20 – 22, 2003. The first ever testbed was deployed using LCG_1 tag 1.1.1.2 during the workshop consisting on 9 machines providing the following services:

Item
Abbreviation
No.
Storage Elements
SE
01
Resource Brokers
RB
01
Computing Elements
CE
02
User Interface
UI
01
Worker Node
WN
03
Grid Information Index Server
GIIS
01

 

30 machines were used during the tutorial for enabling users to communicate with the deployed testbed in Grid Technology Workshop held in NCP.

The WLCG team consists of:

 

NCP Grid Node remains up-to-date with the newer versions of WLCG.

  • Currently we are upgrading our site to EMI version 2
  • In September 2012, we installed EMI-1
  • In January 2010, we upgraded to Glite version 3.2
  • In March 2008, we upgraded our grid node with Glite-3.1
  • In October 2006, we installed the latest version tag 3.0.2_1
  • In March 2006, we installed the version tag 2_7_0
  • In November, 2005 we upgraded to the version tag 2.6.0 on our node
  • In April 2005, we upgraded our node to LCG_2 tag 2.4.0
  • In January 2005, we installed WLCG tag 2.3.0 In March we updated it to tag 2.3.1
  • In September 2004, we moved to the newer version of LCG_2 tag 2.2.0
  • NCP deployed a new WLCG version which is LCG_2 tag 2.0.0 in June 2004