14-18 October 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Evolution of the ATLAS PanDA Workload Management System for Exascale Computational Science

14 Oct 2013, 16:29
Keurzaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)


Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Oral presentation to parallel session Distributed Processing and Data Handling B: Experiment Data Processing, Data Handling and Computing Models Distributed Processing and Data Handling B: Experiment Data Processing, Data Handling and Computing Models


Tadashi Maeno (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))


An important foundation underlying the impressive success of data processing and analysis in the ATLAS experiment at the LHC is the Production and Distributed Analysis (PanDA) workload management system. PanDA was designed specifically for ATLAS and proved to be highly successful in meeting all the distributed computing needs of the experiment. However, the core design of PanDA is not experiment specific. The PanDA workload management system is capable of meeting the needs of other data intensive scientific applications. Alpha-Magnetic Spectrometer, an astro-particle experiment on the International Space Station, and the Compact Muon Solenoid, an LHC experiment, have successfully evaluated PanDA and are pursuing its adoption. In this talk, a description of the new program of work to develop a generic version of PanDA will be given, as well as the progress in extending PanDA's capabilities to support supercomputers and clouds and to leverage intelligent networking. PanDA has demonstrated at a very large scale the value of automated dynamic brokering of diverse workloads across distributed computing resources. The next generation of PanDA will allow other data-intensive sciences and a wider exascale community employing a variety of computing platforms to benefit from ATLAS' experience and proven tools.

Primary author

Tadashi Maeno (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))


Dr Alexandre Vaniachine (ANL) Dr Alexei Klimentov (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Dr Dantong Yu (BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY) Kaushik De (University of Texas at Arlington (US)) Paul Nilsson (University of Texas at Arlington (US)) Sergey Panitkin (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Dr Torre Wenaus (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))

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