HSF Coordination Meeting #266, 14 March 2024

Present/Contributing: Eduardo Rodrigues, Tamas Gal, Tommaso Lari, Pere Mato, Krzysztof Genser, Kolja Kauder, Claire Antel, Matthew Feickert, Christina Agapopoulou, Nick Smith, Saptaparna Bhattacharya

Apologies/Contributing: Graeme Stewart, Andrea Valassi, Benedikt Hegner

News, general matters, announcements

HSF Joint Workshop with WLCG


Registration is now open for the WLCG-HSF workshop at DESY (13-17 May): https://indico.cern.ch/e/wlcg-hsf-2024 (register at the DESY linked Indico).

Graeme, Eduardo and Caterina are helping with the overall organisation for HSF.

We have a few dedicated sessions/talks:

Our main HSF activity will, however, refocus on community software. We have opened a call for abstracts:

The HSF will have several sessions on Community Software at the workshop. We invite you to submit abstracts for talks of 20’ where you can describe a tool, package or other contribution that you are making to software for multiple HEP experiments. Submissions describing projects or other ideas, such as training initiatives or community support structures are also warmly welcomed. This is your chance to show off how good your project is and to meet and talk to current and future users!

Please broadcast this call widely and encourage contributors. Deadline is 18 March.

Google Summer of Code 2024

Student vetting period coming to an end. Selected students can start to work on proposals.

HSF Evolution

Work in progress: we will present more updates in 2 weeks.

Working Group Updates

Data Analysis

Planning close-out meeting for the Analysis Facilities Whitepaper, goal:


Detector Simulation

Software Training

C++ Course and Hands-on Training

Reconstruction and Software Trigger

We prepared a short Working Group 2024 plans report: https://demo.hedgedoc.org/p/CFtevmB3j#/.


Other Interest and Activity Areas

Analysis Facilities

The Analysis Facilities Forum Whitepaper is now revised and finalised.

In the best HSF tradition, you are invited to read and endorse the paper (please email the AFF conveners to do this).

Compute and Accelerator Forum

Indico agenda for March/Apr/May: https://indico.cern.ch/category/12741/.

March: joint meeting with OpenLab (Nvidia) (Probably cancelled) April: high-performance I/O for HEP May: GPU infrastructure and tools being developed; CERN infrastructure update

Planned to have AMD later this year (June?) with CPU/GPU updates; and an update from Nvidia.

Software and Computing Roundtable

Restart pushed back to April.


EVERSE Kickoff Meeting

The EVERSE consortium (research software and code excellence!) had its kick-off meeting this week. A report from Graeme, Caterina and Stefan will be given in the next meeting.

CERN Mail filtering

We had issues again this week with HSF mail being quarantined by the CERN mail filters (xorlabs). This was due to Google Group’s propensity to spoof sender addresses (see this article. HSF Forum, WG Convener and Coordination lists are now whitelisted.

We hoped that changing the Default sender to Group Address would help, but it doesn’t (changes Sender:, but not From:).

If you have other Google Groups you use, please watch out for this!

Other workshops

Next Meetings

The next meeting will be on 28 March.

Reminder: please sign up for chairing one of the 2024 meetings.