DIRAC services for EGI users

by Andrei Tsaregorodtsev (CNRS)


Are you curious to learn all about the DIRAC framework?

Objective of the webinar

Join the webinar to learn more about the comprehensive framework for building distributed computing systems.

Target audience

Users and application experts of the EGI communities.

Webinar programme (1h)

  • DIRAC Framework overview

  • Managing user jobs

  • Managing user computing resources

  • Managing user data

  • Custom applications using DIRAC API

  • Q&A (15 min)

Description of the webinar

DIRAC is a complete framework for building distributed computing systems of any level of complexity. Initially developed for the LHCb High Energy Physics experiment at the LHC collider at CERN, the framework was generalized for the use by multiple scientific communities in various domains. Services based on the DIRAC software are offered by several grid infrastructure projects such as France-Grilles or GridPP/UK. Since 2014, the DIRAC services have also been provided for the EGI users. During the webinar, an overview of the DIRAC framework will be presented together with a number of services offered to the users by EGI: how to manage user jobs in the EGI infrastructure, how to connect custom computing and storage resources, how to manage user data as well as automate regular tasks. Extending DIRAC with community custom services will be also discussed. 

About the speaker

Dr. Andrei Tsaregorodtsev is a senior research engineer at the CPPM Particle Physics laboratory of IN2P3/CNRS in Marseille. He has extensive experience with large scale distributed computing systems. He initiated the DIRAC project for the computing system of the LHCb experiment at CERN. Later the project was updated to become a general purpose framework for distributed computing including both workload and data management tasks. Andrei Tsaregorodtsev is a coordinator of the DIRAC Consortium created for maintenance and promotion of the DIRAC software. He is also coordinating operations of the EGI DIRAC services - the EGI Workload Manager.