9-13 July 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria
Europe/Sofia timezone

New Developments in DD4hep

10 Jul 2018, 16:00
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

National Culture Palace, Boulevard "Bulgaria", 1463 NDK, Sofia, Bulgaria
Poster Track 2 – Offline computing Posters


Marko Petric (CERN)


For a successful experiment, it is of utmost importance to provide a consistent detector description originating from a single source of information. This is also the main motivation behind DD4hep, which addresses detector description in a broad sense including the geometry and the materials used in the device, and additionally parameters describing, e.g., the detection techniques, constants required for alignment and calibration, description of the readout structures and conditions data. An integral part of DD4hep is DDG4 which is a powerful tool that converts arbitrary DD4hep detector geometries to Geant4 and gives also access to all Geant4 action stages. It is equipped with a comprehensive plugins suite that includes handling of different IO formats; Monte Carlo truth linking and a large set of segmentation and sensitive detector classes, allowing the simulation of a wide variety of detector technologies. In this presentation, we will showcase recent developments in DD4hep/DDG4 like the addition of a ROOT based persistency mechanism for the detector description and the development of framework support for DDG4. Through this mechanism an experiment’s data processing framework can exhibit its essential tools to all DDG4 actions. This allows for the easy integration of DD4hep in existing frameworks like Gaudi.

Primary author


Markus Frank (CERN) Frank-Dieter Gaede (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE)) Andre Sailer (CERN)

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