The SFT group in the EP department develops and maintains common scientific software for the physics experiments in close collaboration with the EP experimental groups, the IT department and external HEP institutes. The majority of the group is involved in projects organised as part of the Applications Area of the LHC Computing Grid (LCG) project. In addition, several group members have direct responsibilities in the software projects of the LHC experiments. SFT projects are organised in four core areas: Simulation, Libraries and Frameworks, Distributed Systems and Collaborations with Experiments.
SFT takes part into the CSC2016! Once again, the school has an indepth programme of advanced, interesting and challenging computing topics planned, which will provide ECTS university credits upon successful completion of the CSC exam. Visit https://csc.web.cern.ch/content/csc-2016
The eighth edition of the INFN International School on "Architectures, tools and methodologies for developing efficient large scale scientific computing applications - ESC16" will be held in Bertinoro (Italy) from the 24th to the 29th October 2016: https://web.infn.it/esc16
The 2nd CernVM Users Workshop took place at RAL between 6 and 8 June. More than 40 registered participants attended the first two days when the technical talks and discussions were a good opportunity for developers, infrastructure maintainers and users to exchange ideas, setup new collaborations and also new items on their working agendas. Invited speakers from industry (IBM, VMware, Linaro, Mesosphere, Pivotal) gave dedicated talks on technology trends that were well received by the audience. The third day was dedicated to practical sessions where developers, specialists and users discussed and worked together on real use cases issues. Opportunities to take part in organised site tours (Diamond, CLF, R89 machine room) were much appreciated by the participants, who also enjoyed the sunny and warm weather!
All in one many thanks to all RAL staff that made possible a smooth event.
This edition will take place at the IT Amphitheatre, on the 30th and 31st of May afternoons. It will consist of a series of short presentations and workshops. The topic for this conference will be Python at CERN: language, frameworks and tools.
This is a workshop on track reconstruction and other problems in pattern recognition in sparsely sampled data. The workshop is intended to be inclusive across other disciplines wherever similar problems arise. The main focus will be on pattern recognition and machine learning problems that arise e.g. in the reconstruction of particle tracks or jets in high energy physics experiments. Both hardware and software aspects will be addressed. See the full agenda here.
A trip report is available here.
We participated in the Google Summer of Code with success each year since 2011, so we are applying again hoping to join once more in 2016 with a new set of exciting project topics, ranging from file systems, detector and beam simulation, to machine learning and more !
We intend to offer three options for contributing: pick one of the Project ideas which are grouped into categories, or start from the section dedicated to Blue Sky ideas, or even propose your own great idea for this summer. We are looking forward to hearing about your perspectives.
SFT participates to the 2016 WLCG Workshop in Lisbon will be devoted to in-depth discussions of the current issues and how to solve them in the medium term, and to have a common brainstorming on the long term future of WLCG over the coming 10 years. Immediately after the WLCG workshop, a DPHEP workshop will take place and cross-participation is encouraged (agenda).