CERN Accelerating science

Automating WLCG Job Accounting Validation

Date published: 
Friday, 16 December, 2016
Document type: 
Summer student report
D. Christidis
The WLCG Accounting Task Force is overseeing the creation of a new accounting portal. One of the areas of work is to check the trustworthiness of the provided data. This is accomplished by making comparisons against the data from the accounting systems used by the LHC experiments. To that end, a script was created to perform these checks and publish the results online. Addition-al emphasis was given on making sure it is fully automated and on improving the visualisation of the results. The initial outcome has been positive and some accounting issues were discovered and fixed.