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Distributed Geant4 simulation in medical and space science applications using DIANE framework and the GRID

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Distributed computing is one of the most important trends in IT which has recently gained significance for large-scale scientific applications. Distributed Analysis Environment (DIANE) [1] is a R&D study, focusing on semi-interactive parallel and remote data analysis and simulation, which has been conducted at CERN. DIANE provides necessary software infrastructure for parallel scientific applications in the master-worker model. Advanced error recovery policies, automatic book-keeping of distributed jobs and on-line monitoring and control tools are provided. DIANE makes a transparent use of a number of different middleware implementations such as load balancing service (LSF, PBS, GRID Resource Broker, Condor) and security service (GSI, Kerberos, openssh). A number of distributed Geant 4 simulations have been deployed and tested, ranging from interactive radiotherapy treatment planning using dedicated clusters in hospitals, to globally-distributed simulations of astrophysics experiments using the European Data Grid middleware. This paper describes the general concepts behind the DIANE framework and results of the first tests with distributed Geant 4 simulations.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Mo¿cicki, J. T., Guatelli, S., Mantero, A., & Pia, M. G. (2003). Distributed Geant4 simulation in medical and space science applications using DIANE framework and the GRID. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 125, 327-331. doi:10.1016/S0920-5632(03)91011-5

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-10744225438

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 327

End Page


  • 331

Volume


  • 125

Abstract


  • Distributed computing is one of the most important trends in IT which has recently gained significance for large-scale scientific applications. Distributed Analysis Environment (DIANE) [1] is a R&D study, focusing on semi-interactive parallel and remote data analysis and simulation, which has been conducted at CERN. DIANE provides necessary software infrastructure for parallel scientific applications in the master-worker model. Advanced error recovery policies, automatic book-keeping of distributed jobs and on-line monitoring and control tools are provided. DIANE makes a transparent use of a number of different middleware implementations such as load balancing service (LSF, PBS, GRID Resource Broker, Condor) and security service (GSI, Kerberos, openssh). A number of distributed Geant 4 simulations have been deployed and tested, ranging from interactive radiotherapy treatment planning using dedicated clusters in hospitals, to globally-distributed simulations of astrophysics experiments using the European Data Grid middleware. This paper describes the general concepts behind the DIANE framework and results of the first tests with distributed Geant 4 simulations.

Publication Date


  • 2003

Citation


  • Mo¿cicki, J. T., Guatelli, S., Mantero, A., & Pia, M. G. (2003). Distributed Geant4 simulation in medical and space science applications using DIANE framework and the GRID. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 125, 327-331. doi:10.1016/S0920-5632(03)91011-5

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-10744225438

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 327

End Page


  • 331

Volume


  • 125