Efficiency Threshold Reference Table Role memory CPU Success rate Analysis 15% 35% 50% Production 15% 35% 50% POMS 15% 35% 50% Job clusters with efficiency below these thresholds will be tagged as inefficient and the submitter will be contacted through email to diagnose and potentially modify their workflow. Total wall time for all jobs in… More »

Nearly all forms of scientific computing at Fermilab require some form of non-volatile storage. While the primary storage format for scientific data at Fermilab is tape-backed mass storage systems (MSS, consisting of Enstore and dCache), there are a variety of other storage solutions available, depending on the type of scientific computing that needs to be… More »

As membership of the DUNE collaboration approaches a thousand scientists from around the world, one of the challenges that the experiment faces is how to simulate the DUNE and ProtoDUNE detectors, and to analyze the data that these simulations will produce.  But if you are a new student or postdoc that has just joined DUNE,… More »

Have you heard about Singularity? You should probably wait until 2040 to see it, but meanwhile, OSG and FIFE teams are working hard to introduce Singularity to improve users’ experience on the grid.  When running jobs on the grid, one issue that users encounter is that their test environment, for example on an interactive node,… More »

Have you ever wondered about what happens when a new postdoc joined an experiment, or if someone you’re collaborating with wanted to run a production workflow? By now, you’re probably used to accessing ServiceNow, navigating through pretty complicated choices, selecting an appropriate form, and submitting the request. Do you want to know what happens next? Probably… More »