The Event Buffer Management for MT-SNiPER
Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science,
2 Shandong University, Jinan China
3 Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou China
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Published online: 17 September 2019
SNiPER is a general purpose offline software framework for high energy physics experiment. It provides some features that are attractive to neutrino experiments, such as the event buffer. More than one events are available in the buffer according to a customizable time window, so that it is easy for users to apply events correlation analysis. We also implemented the MT-SNiPER to support multithreading computing based on Intel TBB. In MT-SNiPER, the event loop is split into pieces, and each piece is dispatched to a task. The global buffer, an extension and enhancement to the event buffer, is implemented for MT-SNiPER. The global buffer is available by all threads. It keeps all the events being processed in memory. When there is an available task, a subset of its events is dispatched to that task. There can be overlaps between the subsets in different tasks due to the time window. However, it is ensured that each event is processed only once. In the task side, the subsets of events are locally managed by a normal event buffer. So the global buffer can be transparent to most user algorithms. Within the global buffer, the multithreading computing of MT-SNiPER becomes more practicable.
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