Intro to FermiGrid site for STAR users


The FNAL_FERMIGRID site policy and some documentation can be found here:

You must use VOMS proxies (rather than grid certificate proxies) to run at this site.  A brief intro to voms proxies is here:  Introduction to voms proxies for grid cert users

All users with STAR VOMS proxies are mapped to a single user account ("star").

Technical note: (Quoting from an email that Steve Timm sent to Levente) " is not a simple jobmanager-condor. It is emulating the jobmanager-condor protocol and then forwarding the jobs on to whichever clusters have got free slots, 4 condor clusters and actually one pbs cluster behind it too." For instance, I noticed jobs submitted to this gatekeeper winding up at the USCMS-FNAL-WC1-CE site in MonAlisa. (What are the other sites?)

You can use SUMS to submit jobs to this site (though this feature is still in beta testing) following this example:
star-submit-beta -p dynopol/FNAL_FERMIGRID jobDesription.xml

where jobDescription.xml is the filename of your job's xml file.

Site gatekeeper info:


condor queue is available (

If no jobmanager is specified, the job runs on the gatekeeper itself (jobmanager-fork, I’d assume)

[stargrid02] ~/> globus-job-run /bin/cat /etc/redhat-release

Scientific Linux Fermi LTS release 4.2 (Wilson)

Fermi worker node info:

[stargrid02] ~/> globus-job-run /bin/cat /etc/redhat-release

Scientific Linux SL release 4.2 (Beryllium)


[stargrid02] ~/> globus-job-run /usr/bin/gcc -v

Using built-in specs.

Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --disable-checking --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-java-awt=gtk --host=i386-redhat-linux

Thread model: posix

gcc version 3.4.4 20050721 (Red Hat 3.4.4-2)


There doesn't seem to be a GNU fortran compiler such as g77 on the worker nodes.

Open question:  What is the preferred file transfer mechanism?

In GridCat they list an SRM server at srm:// but I have not made any attempt to use it.