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

Software Validation in ATLAS

May 24, 2012, 1:30 PM
4h 45m
Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor) (Kimmel Center)

Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor)

Kimmel Center

Poster Software Engineering, Data Stores and Databases (track 5) Poster Session


Mark Hodgkinson (University of Sheffield) Rolf Seuster (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut) (D)


The ATLAS collaboration operates an extensive set of protocols to validate the quality of the offline software in a timely manner. This is essential in order to process the large amounts of data being collected by the ATLAS detector in 2011 without complications on the offline software side. We will discuss a number of different strategies used to validate the ATLAS offline software; running the Athena software in a variety of configurations daily on each nightly build via the ATN and RTT systems; the monitoring of these tests and checking the compilation of the software via distributed teams of rotating shifters; monitoring of and follow up on bug reports by the shifter teams and periodic software cleaning weeks to improve the quality of the offline software further.

Primary author


Brinick Simmons (Department of Physics and Astronomy - University College London) David Rousseau (Laboratoire de l'Accelerateur Lineaire (LAL)-Universite de Paris) Mark Hodgkinson (University of Sheffield) Peter Sherwood (University College London (UK)) Rolf Seuster (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut) (D)

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