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. Most of the group is involved in software development projects organised as part of the Applications Area of the LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) project. The group leads and participates actively to community initiatives such as HEP Software Foundation (HSF) and provides common infrastructure, expertise and training to the CERN experiments. In addition, several group members have direct responsibilities in the software projects of the LHC experiments and FCC.
SFT projects are organised in four main areas: Simulation, ROOT, CernVM and Stacks.
SFT puts its expertise and talents at the service of CERN (and not only) experiments with the goal of designing and developing highly innovating scientific software solutions. It also provides the basic building blocks of every successful software stack, from event generation, simulation and data analysis. The packages developed and maintained by the SFT group are not only targeting High Energy Physics, but also other disciplines, for example Medical Sciences, Biology and Astronomy.
The next CernVM Users Workshop will take place at CERN from 3 to 5 June 2019. As usual, the workshop aims to bring together users and developers to discuss the current status of the CernVM ecosystem ...