Mar 21 – 27, 2009
Europe/Prague timezone

Computing activities for the Panda experiment at FAIR

Mar 26, 2009, 2:20 PM
Club (Prague)



Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
oral Software Components, Tools and Databases Software Components, Tools and Databases


Dr Johan Messchendorp (for the PANDA collaboration) (University of Groningen)


The Panda experiment at the future facility FAIR will provide valuable data for our present understanding of the strong interaction. In preparation for the experiments, large-scale simulations for design and feasibility studies are performed exploiting a new software framework, Fair/PandaROOT, which is based on ROOT and the Virtual Monte Carlo (VMC) interface. In this paper, the various novel algorithms and methods for track reconstruction and visualization, and for higher-level data analysis are presented. Furthermore, a status report and future plans for a high-performance computing environment for Panda will be discussed exploiting an AliEN-based GRID infrastructure and R&D on various parallelization techniques.

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