Experiment deployment status


Status: They are cataloging data files with the legacy SAM system. They are not using SAM yet for production. They have done production tests with SAMWeb for file retrieval. They have an FTS deployed and it works. They have cache space on the old D0 servers, like NOvA. They are not waiting for new SAMWeb features for the users. Framework integration (wrapper scripts around Gaudi) work and have been tested.

Current tasks: Rick Snider is sorting out the metadata schema for MC. We're waiting for Rick and Sheryl (grad student) who is converting their production scripts to use SAMWeb.

Near Future: Assess production readiness by August 1 and offer help to Sheryl. We need to update the DB schema to support Subruns (dependent on SAMWeb being used in production - requires a DB downtime. Shooting for September - they can run with a hack for the time being).

Milestones: Minerva is using SAMWeb for production and MC jobs by 9/30


Status: FTS for online and offline is running and is up to date, and actively cataloging via SAMWeb. ART/SAM integration is complete with the latest ART version. Declaring FHICL files to SAM for MC production. Meta-data extraction from Art files complete (both within the ART framework and outside of the ART environment). Have run sample production scripts using SAMWeb and ART/SAM interface for file retrieval (but not automated end-to-end). Needs to be tested with cache disk (and has not gone into official NOvA production). Currently running off of hand generated file lists. They have cache space for file retrieval. Subrun and numeric parameter update is done.

Current tasks: NOvA to do automated end-to-end production tests.

Near Future: SAM team needs to update the dataset editors (NOvA needs to open a ticket).

Milestones: NOvA automated end-to-end production tests by 7/31. NOvA in production with SAM and Art.


Status: They have an just recently FTS completed and deployed. They have put files into Enstore with it. They do not have cache space, so have not retrieved files yet. They have their meta-data worked out, but not pulling it out of Art yet (they can use the NOvA tools). They use Art and so get Art/SAM integration for free. Subrun and numeric parameter update is done.

Current tasks: Unaware of experiment actions. We need to nudge them and make them aware of NOvA milestones - need a meeting with Herb and Steve.

Near Future: Nudge them to SAMWeb for MC. Get them cache.

Milestones: Not being pushed by experiment. We need to create some urgency.


Status: Have a SAM instance and have outlined a metadata plan. They use Art and so get Art/SAM integration for free. Subrun and numeric parameter update is done.

Current tasks: Ken and Mike D are deploying FTS. Experiment is gathering requirements for cache (their events are huge)

Near Future: Finish deploying FTS and liaise with them to explore ART/SAM integration. Investigate deploying FTS in Italy. Determine cache.

Milestones: FTS deployed at Fermilab by 7/31. FTS in Italy by 8/31.


Convert to SAMWeb (experiment responsibility/Art)

Subruns: modifying DB schema requires downtime - experiment must update to samweb first.


Subrun and numeric parameter update is done.

Waiting on metadata (Adam) - Fall


No interest yet. Engage Rob K by 8/31.


No one has talked to us yet. We need to engage them by 8/31.