The XENON1T Data Distribution and Processing Scheme
PDC - Center for high performance computing, KTH
2 Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Physics, Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden)
3 Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
4 Department of Physics and Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
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Published online: 17 September 2019
The XENON experiment is looking for non-baryonic particle dark matter in the universe. The setup is a dual phase time projection chamber (TPC) filled with 3200 kg of ultra-pure liquid xenon. The setup is operated at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Italy. We present a full overview of the computing scheme for data distribution and job management in XENON1T. The software package Rucio, which is developed by the ATLAS collaboration, facilitates data handling on Open Science Grid (OSG) and European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) storage systems. A tape copy at the Centre for High Performance Computing (PDC) is managed by the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). Data reduction and Monte Carlo production are handled by CI Connect which is integrated into the OSG network. The job submission system connects resources at the EGI, OSG, SDSC’s Comet, and the campus HPC resources for distributed computing.
The previous success in the XENON1T computing scheme is also the starting point for its successor experiment XENONnT, which starts to take data in autumn 2019.
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