Steven D Bass (Innsbruck)
Aus Anlass der Aktualisierung der Europäischen Strategie der Teilchenphysik, die Ende Mai beschlossen werden soll, wurde vom FAKT (Fachausschuss für Kern- und Teilchenphysik der Österreichischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft) ein...
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In order to fulfill the computing demands of the experiments at PANDA a dedicated computing infrastructure will be required. A conceivable way of acquiring and managing the necessary computing power for simulations and data analysis is the Grid model. As an alternative to a centralized computing centre this model allows to pool independent resources from multiple institutes or organizations.
Although PANDA is not expected to acquire data before the year 2016 the PANDA collaboration is already experimenting with the PANDA Grid. At the end of 2008 the PANDA Grid consisted of 10 sites. The underlying software allows the Grid to be expanded without disturbing its continuous operation. The PANDA analysis software (PandaRoot) is installed on the different sites and so the PANDA Grid is able to perform PANDA related tasks.
SMI is actively taking part in building up, developing, testing, and running the PANDA Grid. In 2008 a new batch farm was installed at SMI and included into the PANDA Grid. In 2008 we also had two data challenges during which large quantities of data were produced via a full chain of simulation, digitization, and reconstruction. This data is analyzed and used to improve the design of the PANDA detector.