BigPanDA: PanDA Workload Management System and its Applications beyond ATLAS
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL),
2 University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Arlington, TX USA
3 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
4 Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
5 Stony Brook University (SBU), Stony Brook, NY USA
6 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN USA
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Published online: 17 September 2019
Modern experiments collect peta-scale volumes of data and utilize vast, geographically distributed computing infrastructure that serves thousands of scientists around the world. Requirements for rapid, near real-time data processing, fast analysis cycles and need to run massive detector simulations to support data analysis pose special premium on efficient use of available computational resources. A sophisticated Workload Management System (WMS) is needed to coordinate the distribution and processing of data and jobs in such environment. The ATLAS experiment at CERN uses PanDA (Production and Data Analysis) Workload Management System for managing the workflow for all data processing on over 150 data centers. While PanDAcurrently uses more than 250,000 cores with a peak performance of 0.3 petaFLOPS, it runs around 2 million jobs per day on hundreds of Grid sites and serving thousands of ATLAS users. In 2017 about 1.5 exabytes of data were processed with PanDA.In 2012 BigPanDA project project was started with aim to introduce new types of computing resources into ATLAS computing infrastructure, but also to offering PanDA features to different data-intensive applications for projects and experiments outside of ATLAS and High-Energy and Nuclear Physics. In this article we will present accomplishments and discuss possible directions for future work.
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