[UR-WG] UR for storage accounting
andrea.cristofori at cnaf.infn.it
Fri Sep 18 07:44:57 CDT 2009
Including the questions I wrote some days ago, I copied the text at the
end of this email for simplicity, I would like to ask you if there are
some guidelines or other documents related on the standard utilized to
define the XML for the UR records.
Then I could maybe start to work to some proposal on the storage
Do you plan to meet or make a phone conference in the near future to
discuss, in general, future developments? Maybe I could join and put
some effort in the subject. If necessary I could prepare a presentation
of some of the work that we did up to now.
On 09/04/2009 04:25 PM, Andrea Cristofori wrote:
> Hi Donal,
> On 09/03/2009 05:13 PM, Donal K. Fellows wrote:
>> Andrea Cristofori wrote:
>>> I have been trying to follow the development on UR in the last few
>>> month and I have a question for you. In particular I am interested in
>>> knowing if any work has been made regarding UR for storage
>>> accounting. If so
>>> where can I find it?
>> There's not been a lot of work done on it. The problem is that the
>> people who have contributed work so far have tended to be from the
>> computation domain, not the storage domain, so we've not understood
>> what's needed. We can't work on stuff we don't understand (but yes, we
>> know it matters, and we know that networking is an issue too, and the
>> problems are about equivalent too).
> In fact we started to discuss the matter and there is a growing interest
> on the subject.
>>> In case no work has yet been done is there a plan to include it at a
>>> certain point?
>> It's not on the group's near term work roster, which is focussed on
>> doing a production profile of the existing UR to make it able to meet
>> the requirements of production grids better. (Plus I'm snowed under with
>> management bureaucracy, which is really impacting on my ability to do
>> *anything* relating to OGF; too many folks demanding time-consuming
>> reports immediately...)
>> While doing accounting for storage is a longer term goal, I don't think
>> it's going to happen this calendar year. (Next year, it'll be someone
>> else's problem anyway due to funding changes here.)
> Do you plan to meet or make a phone conference in the near future to
> discuss, in general, future developments? Maybe I could join and put
> some effort in the subject. If necessary I could prepare a presentation
> of some of the work that we did up to now.
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