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    Schweizerisches Wirtschaftsarchiv, Basel

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    BestandesĂŒbersicht des Schweizerischen Wirtschaftsarchivs in Basel

    Dynamic Resource Extension for Data Intensive Computing with Specialized Software Environments on HPC Systems

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    Modern High Energy Physics (HEP) requires large-scale processing of extensive amounts of scientific data. The needed computing resources are currently provided statically by HEP specific computing centers. To increase the number of available resources, for example to cover peak loads, the HEP computing development team at KIT concentrates on the dynamic integration of additional computing resources into the HEP infrastructure. Therefore, we developed ROCED, a tool to dynamically request and integrate computing resources including resources at HPC centers and commercial cloud providers. Since these resources usually do not support HEP software natively, we rely on virtualization and container technologies, which allows us to run HEP workflows on these so called opportunistic resources. Additionally, we study the efficient processing of huge amounts of data on a distributed infrastructure, where the data is usually stored at HEP specific data centers and is accessed remotely over WAN. To optimize the overall data throughput and to increase the CPU efficiency, we are currently developing an automated caching system for frequently used data that is transparently integrated into the distributed HEP computing infrastructure

    Transparent Integration of Opportunistic Resources into the WLCG Compute Infrastructure

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    The inclusion of opportunistic resources, for example from High Performance Computing (HPC) centers or cloud providers, is an important contribution to bridging the gap between existing resources and future needs by the LHC collaborations, especially for the HL-LHC era. However, the integration of these resources poses new challenges and often needs to happen in a highly dynamic manner. To enable an effective and lightweight integration of these resources, the tools COBalD and TARDIS are developed at KIT. In this contribution we report on the infrastructure we use to dynamically offer opportunistic resources to collaborations in the World Wide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG). The core components are COBalD/TARDIS, HTCondor, CVMFS and modern virtualization technology. The challenging task of managing the opportunistic resources is performed by COBalD/TARDIS. We showcase the challenges, employed solutions and experiences gained with the provisioning of opportunistic resources from several resource providers like university clusters, HPC centers and cloud setups in a multi VO environment. This work can serve as a blueprint for approaching the provisioning of resources from other resource providers

    Advancing throughput of HEP analysis work-flows using caching concepts

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    High throughput and short turnaround cycles are core requirements for efficient processing of data-intense end-user analyses in High Energy Physics (HEP). Together with the tremendously increasing amount of data to be processed, this leads to enormous challenges for HEP storage systems, networks and the data distribution to computing resources for end-user analyses. Bringing data close to the computing resource is a very promising approach to solve throughput limitations and improve the overall performance. However, achieving data locality by placing multiple conventional caches inside a distributed computing infrastructure leads to redundant data placement and inefficient usage of the limited cache volume. The solution is a coordinated placement of critical data on computing resources, which enables matching each process of an analysis work-flow to its most suitable worker node in terms of data locality and, thus, reduces the overall processing time. This coordinated distributed caching concept was realized at KIT by developing the coordination service NaviX that connects an XRootD cache proxy infrastructure with an HTCondor batch system. We give an overview about the coordinated distributed caching concept and experiences collected on prototype system based on NaviX

    HEPScore: A new CPU benchmark for the WLCG

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    HEPScore is a new CPU benchmark created to replace the HEPSPEC06 benchmark that is currently used by the WLCG for procurement, computing resource pledges and performance studies. The development of the new benchmark, based on HEP applications or workloads, has involved many contributions from software developers, data analysts, experts of the experiments, representatives of several WLCG computing centres, as well as the WLCG HEPScore Deployment Task Force. In this contribution, we review the selection of workloads and the validation of the new HEPScore benchmark.Comment: Paper submitted to the proceedings of the Computing in HEP Conference 2023, Norfol

    Proceedings of the 4th bwHPC Symposium

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    The bwHPC Symposium 2017 took place on October 4th, 2017, Alte Aula, TĂŒbingen. It focused on the presentation of scientific computing projects as well as on the progress and the success stories of the bwHPC realization concept. The event offered a unique opportunity to engage in an active dialogue between scientific users, operators of bwHPC sites, and the bwHPC support team

    Measurement of b jet shapes in proton-proton collisions at root s=5.02 TeV

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    We present the first study of charged-hadron production associated with jets originating from b quarks in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 5.02 TeV. The data sample used in this study was collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 27.4 pb(-1). To characterize the jet substructure, the differential jet shapes, defined as the normalized transverse momentum distribution of charged hadrons as a function of angular distance from the jet axis, are measured for b jets. In addition to the jet shapes, the per-jet yields of charged particles associated with b jets are also quantified, again as a function of the angular distance with respect to the jet axis. Extracted jet shape and particle yield distributions for b jets are compared with results for inclusive jets, as well as with the predictions from the pythia and herwig++ event generators.Peer reviewe