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The CMS Integration Grid Testbed

Graham, Gregory E. and Afaq, M. Anzar and Aziz, Shafqat and Bauerdick, L.A.T. and Ernst, Michael and Kaiser, Joseph and Ratnikova, Natalia and Wenzel, Hans and Wu, Yujun and Aslakson, Erik and Bunn, Julian and Iqbal, Saima and Legrand, Iosif and Newman, Harvey and Singh, Suresh and Steenberg, Conrad and Branson, James and Fisk, Ian and Letts, James and Arbee, Adam and Avery, Paul and Bourilkov, Dimitri and Cavanaugh, Richard and Rodriguez, Jorge and Kategari, Suchindra and Couvares, Peter and DeSmet, Alan and Livny, Miron and Roy, Alain and Tannenbaum, Todd (2003) The CMS Integration Grid Testbed. SLAC eConf Archive .

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The CMS Integration Grid Testbed (IGT) comprises USCMS Tier-2 and Tier-2 hardware at the following sites: the California Institute of Technology, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of California at San Diego, and the University of Florida at Gainesville. The IGT runs jobs using the Globus Toolkit with a DAGMan and Condor-G front end. The virtual organization (VO) is managed using VO management scripts from the European Data Grid (EDG). Gridwide monitoring is accompolished using local tools such as Ganglia interfaced into the Globus Metadata Directory Service (MDS) and the agent based Mona Lisa. Domain specific software is packaged and installed using the Distribution After Release (DAR) tool of CMS, while middleware under the auspices of the Virtual Data Toolkit (VDT) is distributed using Pacman. During a continuous two month span in Fall of 2002, over 1 million official CMS GEANT based Monte Carlo events were generated and returned to CERN for analysis while being demonstrated at SC2002. In thie paper, we describe the process that led to one of the world's first continuously available functioning grids.

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