The MasterCode collaboration (http://cern.ch/mastercode) is concerned with the investigation and fits of supersymmetric models. Within the MasterCode collaboration, state-of-the-art HEP Phenomenology codes are consistently combined to provide the most precise prediction for supersymmetric models to be confronted with experimental data.
Generally speaking, for the type of software developed in HEP Phenomenology, there is a lack of tools to enable the easy development and deployment of applications. Phenomenology applications have many dependences in terms of libraries and compilers that makes it difficult to deploy on traditional batch clusters due to system software version conflicts and related issues.
In this work we propose a framework based on "Container technology" to fill this gap. In particular such developments allow us to easily build, modify, distribute and run Mastercode in containerized form over multiple Cloud infrastructures.
Such an advanced computing framework has the potential of speeding up the
phases of development and deployment of complex scientific software used in
our research, with the corresponding impact in the results.