25-29 September 2017
Montenegro, Budva, Becici
Europe/Podgorica timezone

The FabrIc for Frontier Experiments Project at Fermilab: Computing for Experiments

25 Sep 2017, 12:30
Conference Hall (Montenegro, Budva, Becici)

Conference Hall

Montenegro, Budva, Becici

Splendid Conference & SPA Resort, 85315 Becici, Montenegro Hotel Splendid
Plenary Computing for Large Scale Facilities (LHC, FAIR, NICA, SKA, PIC, XFEL, ELI, etc.) Plenary


Dr Kenneth Herner (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)


The FabrIc for Frontier Experiments (FIFE) project is a major initiative within the Fermilab Scientific Computing Division designed to steer the computing model for non-LHC experiments at Fermilab. The FIFE project enables close collaboration between experimenters and computing professionals to serve high-energy physics experiments of differing scope and physics area of study. The project also tracks and provides feedback on the development of common tools for job submission, identity management, software and data distribution, job monitoring, and databases for project tracking. The computing needs of the experiments under the FIFE umbrella continue to increase, and present a complex list of requirements to their service providers. To meet these requirements, recent advances in the FIFE toolset include a new identity management infrastructure, significantly upgraded job monitoring tools, and a workflow management system. We have also upgraded existing tools to access remote computing resources such as GPU clusters and sites outside the United States. We will present these recent advances, highlight the nature of collaboration between the diverse set of experimenters and service providers, and discuss the project's future directions.

Primary authors

Dr Kenneth Herner (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Dr Michael Kirby (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Presentation Materials