HSF Weekly Meeting #157, 31 January, 2019
Present/Contributors: Graeme Stewart, Danilo Piparo, Jim Amundson,
Agnieszka Dziurda, Jim Pivarski, David Lange, Witek Pokorski, Serhan
Mete, Pere Mato, Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Stefan Roiser, Caterina Doglioni,
Michel Jouvin, Guilherme Amadio, Daniel Elvira, Gloria Corti, Davide
Apologies: Heather Gray
Google Summer of Code 2019
- Lots of PRs coming in now.
- Remember the HSF deadline: February 4.
- But better if you can submit this week.
has all the
HSF/WLCG/OSG Workshop News and Planning
- Indico - registration is open.
- Early registration ends on 1 February; 1 week extension
probable - please register right now.
- There is a Google Sheet linked from the
page to help
coordinate car sharing from Dulles (you take your own
responsibility for this!).
- If you are arriving/travelling from another airport you can
also use that spreadsheet (just make it clear which airport
you will be at).
- Reminder: David Lange, Michel Jouvin and Graeme Stewart organising
- General Sessions:
- Opening plenary session from HEP experiments and other
- Confirmed talks from LHC Experiments, DUNE, Belle II, Dark
Matter, Electron-Ion Consortium, LIGO, IceCube,
Lightsources; yet to confirm LSST (speaker invited).
- Plus discussion on WLCG future evolution.
- Technology watch and networking (Tuesday AM).
- New Workflows, New Facilities (Tuesday AM).
- Benedikt Hegner and Maria Girone are convening.
- Closing Session, visionary talk and discussion on the future
- Funding updates:
- DE (Thomas Kuhr)
- UK, IRIS (Pete Clarke)
- US, IRIS-HEP (Pete Elmer)
- If you are aware of any other projects that have
secured funding for software efforts can you let us
- Amber Boehnlein will do the final talk.
- HSF Sessions:
- Please fill in a first version of your detailed timetable in
the coming week, even if not all slots are confirmed
- All session convenors have management rights, let us know
if you have any problems.
- And do remember it’s a workshop - schedule generous
- Software on Accelerators (2 slots).
- Graeme, Michel, David L are convening.
- Confirmed talks on Accelerator Technologies, Framework
Integration, Patatrack, ALICE GPU Algorithms, MadGraph
- One last speaker to confirm, will leave plenty of time
- For other HSF Parallel Sessions, see WG activity reports
- Due to the logistics of rooms at JLab we propose that:
- We only have one session on Wednesday 16h-17h30
- We move the other two WG’s second sessions to Thursday
- We move Software Tools to Thursday 16h-17h30
- N.B. Still likely that small rooms would be available
for any BoFs
Activity and Working Group Updates
- Reminder to make sure your WG page has
- Brief description of the interests of the group
- Information on how to join the group’s mailing list
- Information on how to contact the convenors (convenor list or
- A link to the group’s Indico category
- Second meeting (afternoon of Feb 13th) of the WG in preparation:
- Refined focus of the meeting to survey innovation and best
practice from the community
- Meeting will be workshop in style, shorter talks, focus on the
ideas, “what is the ground-breaking, earth-shattering idea(s) /
functionality that make your framework/tool so useful?”
- First topical meeting yesterday on
- Nice overview from LHC experiments.
- In future address non-LHC experiments as well.
- Daniel can help with contact to IF (division between fast/full
sim for IF less clear, but simulation very relevant for them
meeting on ML, 6
- Invitations being sent for the workshop, some speakers might have
to be remote.
Reconstruction and Software Triggers
- Indico updated (15+5) min with 10 min discussion.
- Talks accepted:
- Machine Learning for the Primary Vertex reconstruction.
- Using FPGAs to accelerate machine learning inference.
- A comprehensive real-time analysis model at the LHCb
- [still waiting for speaker, but Speakers Committees have said
yes]: real-time analysis in CMS/ATLAS/ALICE.
- We are waiting still to get feedback from:
- DUNE/Belle II/LSST (machine learning).
- We planned to have a first meeting next week, but due to people’s
unavailability we decided to postpone - more news next week.
- Invitations for JLab session to be sent tomorrow.
- Plan to divide 1.5 hours (14:00‒15:30 on Thursday) into
- two 15+5 minute long talks
- considering LPC Coffea group’s Numpy-based CMS analyses
- invited Stan Seibert to present Numba (Python
- three 5+5 minute lightning talks
- confirmed talk on
by Albert Puig, Jonas Eschle, Rafael Silva Coutinho
- invited ROOT Team to present ROOT packaging in Conda
- looking for a final talk on Python in neutrinos, dark
matter, or BELLE…
- 20 minutes of free-form discussion
- Still chasing up CERN KT and FastJet authors.
- Meeting yesterday. Group plans to track work on various projects.
Main topic was an update on
very interesting to see how this tool has hugely progressed
since the first meetings of the WG. New ROOT recipe seems to be
very nicely integrated now.
- Next meeting in 1 month, 27 February.
- URL checks on website are unreliable; another URL check code could
be tried to see if that improves things.
- Working on an update to the instructions for converting Google Doc
-> Word -> Markdown.