Publications [#310117] of Ashutosh V. Kotwal

Papers Published
  1. Baranovski, A; Benjamin, D; Cooper, G; Farrington, S; Genser, K; Hou, S; Hsieh, T; Kotwal, A; Lipeles, E; Murat, P; Norman, M; Robson, A; Sfiligoi, I; Snider, R; Stelzer, B; Syu, J; Timm, S; Vataga, E; Wolbers, S; Zhang, D, CDF II Production Farm Project, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 572 no. 1 (March, 2007), pp. 399-401 [doi] .

    We describe the architecture and discuss our operational experience in running the off-line reconstruction farm of the CDFII experiment. The Linux PC-based farm performs a wide set of tasks, ranging from producing calibrations and primary event reconstruction to large scale ntuple production. The farm control software uses a standard Condor toolkit [The Condor project page, 〈〉] and the data handling part is based on SAM (Sequential Access via Metadata [Sequential data Access via Meta-data 〈〉]) software. During its lifetime, the CDFII experiment will integrate a large amount of data (several petabytes) and the data processing chain is one of the key components of the successful physics program of the experiment. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.