21-25 May 2012
New York City, NY, USA
US/Eastern timezone

LHCbDIRAC: distributed computing in LHCb

22 May 2012, 13:30
4h 45m
Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor) (Kimmel Center)

Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor)

Kimmel Center

Poster Distributed Processing and Analysis on Grids and Clouds (track 3) Poster Session


Federico Stagni (CERN)


We present LHCbDIRAC, an extension of the DIRAC community Grid solution to handle the LHCb specificities. The DIRAC software has been developed for many years within LHCb only. Nowadays it is a generic software, used by many scientific communities worldwide. Each community wanting to take advantage of DIRAC has to develop an extension, containing all the necessary code for handling their specific cases. LHCbDIRAC is an actively developed extension, implementing the LHCb computing model and workflows. LHCbDIRAC extends DIRAC to handle all the distributed computing activities of LHCb. Such activities include real data processing (reconstruction, stripping and streaming), Monte-Carlo simulation and data replication. Other activities are groups and user analysis, data management, resources management and monitoring, data provenance, accounting for user and production jobs. LHCbDIRAC also provides extensions of the DIRAC interfaces, including a secure web client, python APIs and CLIs. While DIRAC and LHCbDIRAC follow indpendent release cycles, every LHCbDIRAC is built on top of an existing DIRAC release. Before putting in production a new release candidate, a number of certification tests are run in a separate setup. This contribution highlights the versatility of the system, also presenting the experience with real data processing, data and resources management, monitoring for activities and resources.

Primary author


Alexey Zhelezov (Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (DE)) Dr Andrei Tsaregorodtsev (Universite d'Aix - Marseille II (FR)) Joel Closier (CERN) Dr Krzysztof Ciba (CERN) Mario Ubeda Garcia (CERN) Matvey Sapunov (Universite d'Aix - Marseille II (FR)) Philippe Charpentier (CERN) Ricardo Graciani Diaz (University of Barcelona (ES)) Zoltan Mathe (University College Dublin (IE))

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