Optimization of Geant4 for the Belle II software library
1 University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292, USA
2 SLAC, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
3 Soongsil University, Seoul 06978, South Korea
Published online: 23 August 2021
During the next decade, the SuperKEKB/Belle II experiment expects to collect almost two orders of magnitude more collision data than the previous generation B-Factory experiments. Study of this data requires monumental computing resources to process and to generate the required simulation events necessary for physics analysis. At the core of the Belle II simulation library is the Geant4 toolkit. To use the available computing resources more efficiently, the physics list for Geant4 has been optimized for the Belle II environment, and various other strategies were applied to improve the performance of the Geant4 toolkit in the Belle II software library. Following the inclusion of this newly optimized physics list in an updated version of Geant4 toolkit, we obtain much better CPU usage during event simulation and reduce the computing resource usage by ~ 44%.
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