Oct 14 – 18, 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

ATLAS Experience with HEP Software at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Oct 14, 2013, 3:00 PM
Grote zaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)

Grote zaal

Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Poster presentation Software Engineering, Parallelism & Multi-Core Poster presentations


Tom Uram (ANL)


A number of HEP software packages used by the ATLAS experiment, including GEANT4, ROOT and ALPGEN, have been adapted to run on the IBM Blue Gene supercomputers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. These computers use a non-x86 architecture and have a considerably less rich operating environment than in common use in HEP, but also represent a computing capacity an order of magnitude beyond what ATLAS is presently using via the LCG. The status and potential for making use of leadership-class computing, including the status of integration with the ATLAS production system, is discussed.

Primary author

Thomas Le Compte (Argonne National Laboratory (US))


Doug Benjamin (Duke University (US)) Tom Uram (ANL) Venkat Vishwanath (ANL)

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