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    Any Data, Any Time, Anywhere: Global Data Access for Science

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    Data access is key to science driven by distributed high-throughput computing (DHTC), an essential technology for many major research projects such as High Energy Physics (HEP) experiments. However, achieving efficient data access becomes quite difficult when many independent storage sites are involved because users are burdened with learning the intricacies of accessing each system and keeping careful track of data location. We present an alternate approach: the Any Data, Any Time, Anywhere infrastructure. Combining several existing software products, AAA presents a global, unified view of storage systems - a "data federation," a global filesystem for software delivery, and a workflow management system. We present how one HEP experiment, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), is utilizing the AAA infrastructure and some simple performance metrics.Comment: 9 pages, 6 figures, submitted to 2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Big Data Computing (BDC) 201

    Speeding up Madgraph5 aMC@NLO through CPU vectorization and GPU offloading: towards a first alpha release

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    The matrix element (ME) calculation in any Monte Carlo physics event generator is an ideal fit for implementing data parallelism with lockstep processing on GPUs and vector CPUs. For complex physics processes where the ME calculation is the computational bottleneck of event generation workflows, this can lead to large overall speedups by efficiently exploiting these hardware architectures, which are now largely underutilized in HEP. In this paper, we present the status of our work on the reengineering of the Madgraph5_aMC@NLO event generator at the time of the ACAT2022 conference. The progress achieved since our previous publication in the ICHEP2022 proceedings is discussed, for our implementations of the ME calculations in vectorized C++, in CUDA and in the SYCL framework, as well as in their integration into the existing MadEvent framework. The outlook towards a first alpha release of the software supporting QCD LO processes usable by the LHC experiments is also discussed.Comment: 7 pages, 4 figures, 4 tables; submitted to ACAT 2022 proceedings in IO

    HEP Software Foundation Community White Paper Working Group - Data Analysis and Interpretation

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    At the heart of experimental high energy physics (HEP) is the development of facilities and instrumentation that provide sensitivity to new phenomena. Our understanding of nature at its most fundamental level is advanced through the analysis and interpretation of data from sophisticated detectors in HEP experiments. The goal of data analysis systems is to realize the maximum possible scientific potential of the data within the constraints of computing and human resources in the least time. To achieve this goal, future analysis systems should empower physicists to access the data with a high level of interactivity, reproducibility and throughput capability. As part of the HEP Software Foundation Community White Paper process, a working group on Data Analysis and Interpretation was formed to assess the challenges and opportunities in HEP data analysis and develop a roadmap for activities in this area over the next decade. In this report, the key findings and recommendations of the Data Analysis and Interpretation Working Group are presented.Comment: arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1712.0659

    A Roadmap for HEP Software and Computing R&D for the 2020s

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    Particle physics has an ambitious and broad experimental programme for the coming decades. This programme requires large investments in detector hardware, either to build new facilities and experiments, or to upgrade existing ones. Similarly, it requires commensurate investment in the R&D of software to acquire, manage, process, and analyse the shear amounts of data to be recorded. In planning for the HL-LHC in particular, it is critical that all of the collaborating stakeholders agree on the software goals and priorities, and that the efforts complement each other. In this spirit, this white paper describes the R&D activities required to prepare for this software upgrade.Peer reviewe

    Differential cross section measurements for the production of a W boson in association with jets in proton‚Äďproton collisions at ‚ąös = 7 TeV

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    Measurements are reported of differential cross sections for the production of a W boson, which decays into a muon and a neutrino, in association with jets, as a function of several variables, including the transverse momenta (pT) and pseudorapidities of the four leading jets, the scalar sum of jet transverse momenta (HT), and the difference in azimuthal angle between the directions of each jet and the muon. The data sample of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV was collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb[superscript ‚ąí1]. The measured cross sections are compared to predictions from Monte Carlo generators, MadGraph + pythia and sherpa, and to next-to-leading-order calculations from BlackHat + sherpa. The differential cross sections are found to be in agreement with the predictions, apart from the pT distributions of the leading jets at high pT values, the distributions of the HT at high-HT and low jet multiplicity, and the distribution of the difference in azimuthal angle between the leading jet and the muon at low values.United States. Dept. of EnergyNational Science Foundation (U.S.)Alfred P. Sloan Foundatio

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