Oct 10 – 14, 2016
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
America/Los_Angeles timezone

The FCC software - how to keep SW experiment independent

Oct 10, 2016, 11:45 AM
GG C1 (San Francisco Mariott Marquis)


San Francisco Mariott Marquis

Oral Track 2: Offline Computing Track 2: Offline Computing


The Future Circular Collider (FCC) software effort is supporting the different experiment design studies for the three future collider options, hadron-hadron, electron-electron or electron-hadron. The software framework used by data processing applications has to be independent of the detector layout and the collider configuration. The project starts from the premise of using existing software packages that are experiment independent and of leveraging other packages, such as the LHCb simulation framework or the ATLAS tracking software, that can be easily modified to factor out any experiment dependency. At the same time, new components are being developed with a view to allowing usage outside of the FCC software project; for example, the data analysis front-end, which is written in Python, is decoupled from the main software stack and is only dependent on the FCC event data model. The event data model itself is generated from configuration files, allowing customisation, and enables parallelisation by supporting a corresponding data layout. A concise overview of the FCC software project will be presented and developments that can be of use to the HEP community highlighted, including the experiment-independent event data model library, the integrated simulation framework that supports Fast and Full simulation and the Tracking Software package.

Primary Keyword (Mandatory) Data processing workflows and frameworks/pipelines
Secondary Keyword (Optional) Analysis tools and techniques

Primary authors

Alice Robson (Universite de Geneve (CH)) Andrea Dell'Acqua (CERN) Anna Zaborowska (Warsaw University of Technology (PL)) Benedikt Hegner (CERN) Clement Helsens (CERN) Colin Bernet (IPNL/CNRS (Lyon)) Joschka Lingemann (CERN) Julia Hrdinka (Vienna University of Technology (AT)) Valentin Volkl (University of Innsbruck (AT)) Zbynek Drasal (CERN)

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