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The D0 Monte Carlo Challenge

Gregory Graham1, Boaz Klima2
  1. University of Maryland
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

Speaker: Gregory Graham

  The D0 Monte Carlo Challange (MCC) is an effort to test D0 software systems on a large scale in advance of Run II at Fermilab. The goals of the MCC are to test the D0 detector simulation (D0GSTAR), the reconstruction (D0RECO), and the trigger simulation (D0TRIG). Important infrastructure, such as the Sequential Access Method (SAM) at Fermilab and PC production and reconstruction farms, are also being tested. In addition, we will use the Monte Carlo events to estimate trigger rates to evaluate the physics potential of D0.
  We plan on generating about 500,000 Monte Carlo events. The D0GSTAR program is a GEANT 3.21 based simulation of the D0 detector wrapped in C++ code. Typical events are about 3 MB in size and require about 6 minutes of CPU time on an SGI R12000 processor. It is estimated that about 1.5 TB of Monte Carlo data will be stored. The MCC production will take advantage of distributed computing resources around the world; including a 64 processor SGI Origin 2000 at Fermilab and PC farms running the Linux operating system.

Presentation:  PowerPoint Short Paper:  Adobe Acrobat pdf 

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