15-18 September 2015
Hotel Schweizerhof, Saas-Fee
Europe/Zurich timezone

ALFA: Next generation concurrent framework for ALICE and FAIR experiments

18 Sep 2015, 14:20
Hotel Schweizerhof, Saas-Fee

Hotel Schweizerhof, Saas-Fee

Haltenstrasse 10 Saas-Fee
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Mohammad Al-Turany (CERN)


The commonalities between the ALICE and FAIR experiments and their computing requirements led to the development of a common software framework in an experiment independent way; ALFA (ALICE-FAIR framework). ALFA is designed for high quality parallel data processing and reconstruction on heterogeneous computing systems. It provides a data transport layer and the capability to coordinate multiple data processing components. ALFA is a flexible, elastic system which balances reliability and ease of development with performance by using a message based multi-processing in addition to multi-threading. The message- based approach allows different parts of the software to run on different hardware platforms (heterogeneous system). The simulation part of ALFA is fully ROOT based, Moreover, ROOT objects are used for persistency and for communication between ROOT based tasks of the software in the reconstruction chain. The status of the development and existing proto-types will be presented in this talk.

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