7-8 November 2018
Virgo site
Europe/Rome timezone

This school is organised in the framework of the EOSC-hub H2020 project.

It will offer the opportunity to:

  • Receive an overview about the basic concepts to use a grid production infrastructure from an user’s perspective.
  • Learn how to use the DIRAC Workload and Data Management system to handle user payloads running on any EGI grid- and cloud-based resource, as well as on other computing resources (such as institutional clusters).
  • Get an overview on the high-level solution developed by INFN to facilitate the process of provisioning, creating, managing and accessing pool of heterogeneous computing resources (DODAS – Dynamic On Demand Analysis Service).
  • Receive an overview about the main Virgo Computing Centers

The target audience for this school is Virgo members, both students, and young and senior researchers interested to improve their skills on job submission and data management tools and high-level solutions for supporting the Virgo experiment. Hands-on sessions will follow each theoretical talk, allowing to practice what has been presented.

The school will be hosted at Virgo site and participation is limited to 25 attendees.


Dates: from 07 November 2018 14:00 to 08 November 2018 17:00
Timezone: Europe/Rome
Location: Virgo site
Via Amaldi, 56021 Santo Stefano di Macerata, Cascina (Pisa), Italy
Room: Seminar Room
Additional info:

Instructions for participants

  • Only a basic knowledge of Linux user environment is requested by each attendee to follow the school.
  • Attendees are kindly invited to use their personal laptops.
  • For GRID hands-on session the attendees will have to connect to the CNAF User Interfaces (ui01-virgo, ui02-virgo) and have their personal certificate installed there. In order to get an account at CNAF, please follow instructions here ("How to get an account at CNAF"). In order to install the personal certificate, please see section 7 in this document. This must be done before the beginning of the school.
  • DIRAC hands-on sessions will be done on the personal laptop. Attendees have to install their personal certificate on the laptop before the beginning of the school.
  • Before the beginning of the school attendees have to register to the production VIRGO VO. Please subscribe the enrolment form: https://voms.cnaf.infn.it:8443/voms/virgo and follow the registration workflow.
For any problem or question, please send an e-mail to cristiano.palomba_at_roma1.infn.it