Holland Computing Center

 

Title

Snowmass Energy Frontier Simulations using the Open Science Grid : A Snowmass 2013 whitepaper

Date of this Version

Summer 8-4-2013

Comments

Copyright (c) 2013 by the authors.

Abstract

Snowmass is a US long-term planning study for the high-energy community by the American Physical Society’s Division of Particles and Fields. For its simulation studies, opportunistic resources are harnessed using the Open Science Grid infrastructure. Late binding grid technology, GlideinWMS, was used for distributed scheduling of the simulation jobs across many sites mainly in the US. The pilot infrastructure also uses the Parrot mechanism to dynamically access CvmFS in order to ascertain a homogeneous environment across the nodes. This report presents the resource usage and the storage model used for simulating large statistics Standard Model backgrounds needed for Snowmass Energy Frontier studies.