27 September 2004 to 1 October 2004
Interlaken, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

DIRAC - The Distributed MC Production and Analysis for LHCb

30 Sep 2004, 18:10
Theatersaal (Interlaken, Switzerland)


Interlaken, Switzerland

oral presentation Track 4 - Distributed Computing Services Distributed Computing Services




DIRAC is the LHCb distributed computing grid infrastructure for MC production and analysis. Its architecture is based on a set of distributed collaborating services. The service decomposition broadly follows the ARDA project proposal, allowing for the possibility of interchanging the EGEE/ARDA and DIRAC components in the future. Some components developed outside the DIRAC project are already in use as services, for example the File Catalog developed by the AliEn project. An overview of the DIRAC architecture will be given, in particular the recent developments to support user analysis. The main design choices will be presented. One of the main design goals of DIRAC is the simplicity of installation, configuring and operation of various services. This allows all the DIRAC resources to be easily managed by a single Production Manager. The modular design of the DIRAC components allows its functionality to be easily extended to include new computing and storage elements or to handle new tasks. The DIRAC system already uses different types of computing resources - from single PC's to a variety of batch system to the Grid environment. In particular, the use of the LCG2 environment will be presented. Different ways to utilise LCG2 resources will be examined as well as the issue of interoperability between the LCG2 and DIRAC sites.

Primary authors

A. Pickford (University of Glasgow) A. Soroko (Oxford) A. TSAREGORODTSEV (CNRS-IN2P3-CPPM, MARSEILLE) G. Kuznetsov (Rutherford Appleton Lab, Chilton) G.N. Patrick (Rutherford Appleton Lab, Chilton) I. Korolko (ITEP, Moscow) I. Stokes-Rees (Particle Physics, Oxford; CPPM, Marseille) J. Blouw (GRIDKA, Karlsruhe) J. Closier (CERN) J. Saborido-Silva (University of Santiago de Compostela) M. Frank (CERN) M. Gandelman (University of Rio de Janeiro) M. Sanchez-Garcia (University of Santiago de Compostela) M. Tobin (University of Liverpool) M. Witek (University of Cracow) N. Brook (H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, Bristol) P. Charpentier (CERN) R. Bernet (University of Zurich) R. Graciani-Diaz (University of Barcelona) U. Egede (Imperial College, London) V. GARONNE (CNRS-IN2P3-CPPM, MARSEILLE) V. Romanovski (IHEP, Protvino) V. Vagnoni (INFN, Bologna)

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