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

The future of event-level information repositories, indexing and selection in ATLAS

17 Oct 2013, 14:16
Administratiezaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)


Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Oral presentation to parallel session Data Stores, Data Bases, and Storage Systems Data Stores, Data Bases, and Storage Systems


Elizabeth Gallas (University of Oxford (GB))


ATLAS maintains a rich corpus of event-by-event information that provides a global view of virtually all of the billions of events the collaboration has seen or simulated, along with sufficient auxiliary information to navigate to and retrieve data for any event at any production processing stage.  This unique resource has been employed for a range of purposes, from monitoring, statistics, anomaly detection, and integrity checking to event picking, subset selection, and sample extraction.  Recent years of data-taking provide a foundation for assessment of how this resource has and has not been used in practice, of the uses for which it should be optimized, of how it should be deployed and provisioned for scalability to future data volumes, and of the areas in which enhancements to functionality would be most valuable.   This paper describes how ATLAS event-level information repositories and selection infrastructure are evolving in light of this experience, and in view of their expected roles both in wide-area event delivery services and in an evolving ATLAS analysis model in which the importance of efficient selective access to data can only grow.

Primary author

Dr Jack Cranshaw (Argonne National Laboratory (US))


Armin Nairz (CERN) Dr Dario Barberis (Università e INFN Genova (IT)) Dr David Malon (Argonne National Laboratory (US)) Donnchadha Quilty (University of Glasgow (GB)) Elizabeth Gallas (University of Oxford (GB)) Gancho Dimitrov (CERN) Dr Julius Hrivnac (Universite de Paris-Sud 11 (FR)) Marcin Nowak (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)) Dr Peter Van Gemmeren (Argonne National Laboratory (US)) Qizhi Zhang (Argonne National Laboratory (US)) Roman Sorokoletov (University of Texas at Arlington (US)) Thomas Doherty (Department of Physics and Astronomy-University of Glasgow)

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