[Halld-offline] HDGeant4 Meeting Minutes, March 26, 2019

Mark Ito marki at jlab.org
Mon Apr 1 14:31:05 EDT 2019

One short section of farm performance got left out of the minutes. It is 
on the wiki now, also find it below.

      SciComp System Perfomance

We got onto a digression on recent experience using the farm and disk 
resources at JLab.

  * Richard reports short file life-times on the cache disk after
    retrieval from tape, not associated with farm jobs, as short as 20
    hours. We speculated that this was due to farm job usage of the
    cache displacing files that would normally live for a week.
  * Random trigger files that are supposed to be "permanently" pinned
    for year have disappeared. This causes problems for Monte Carlo jobs
    on the OSG which need these files.
  * We commented that although we have a lot of space on the work disk,
    there are usage storms on work that not only make file retrieval
    extremely slow, but bring the ifarm nodes to a standstill. When work
    was on Lustre this was not an issue, but handling small files was a

On 3/29/19 2:08 PM, Mark Ito wrote:
> Folks,
> Please find the minutes here 
> <https://halldweb.jlab.org/wiki/index.php/HDGeant4_Meeting,_March_26,_2019#Minutes> 
> and below.
>   -- Mark
> _____________________________________
>   Minutes, HDGeant4 Meeting, March 26, 2019
> Present:
>   * *JLab: * Alex Austregesilo, Thomas Britton, Sean Dobbs, Mark Ito
>     (chair),Richard Jones, Simon Taylor
> There is a recording of this meeting <https://bluejeans.com/s/96_2v> 
> on the BlueJeans site. Use your JLab credentials to access it.
>       Review of minutes from the last meeting
> We went over the minutes 
> <https://halldweb.jlab.org/wiki/index.php/HDGeant4_Meeting,_March_12,_2019#Minutes> 
> without significant comment.
>       Do-over on comparison studies
> Simon has run some single-particle gun simulations for both HDG3 and 
> HDG4 on the OSG. He has not had a chance to look at them in detail 
> yet. His initial impression is that differences are seen in calorimetry.
>       Further comparative studies of calorimeter response
> Richard showed some slides 
> <https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1IDw4LD2GhBpzam9E1V8LRBcb49Kb1V3GMTWR2Inw2V8/edit?usp=sharing> 
> describing extensions of his work on low-level comparisons of HDG3 and 
> HDG4 for calorimetry.
>   * He looked at the residual non-linearity, albeit up to 8 GeV, for
>     reconstructed shower energy in the FCAL. Agreement between HDG3
>     and HDG4 is very good now, at all energies.
>   * He has examined cluster time, relative to "RF". Both HDG3 and 4
>     show the same linear systematic dependence in relative time as a
>     function of energy.
>   * For BCAL energy response, he showed the same residual
>     non-linearity study as shown earlier for the FCAL. Here the
>     qualitative agreement is good, with perhaps an 8 MeV upward shift
>     of HDG4 relative to HDG3. The effect of energy leakage out the
>     back of BCAL dominates the changes in the trends as polar angle
>     moves from far forward to 90 degrees.
>   * For BCAL timing, he noted a difference in the algorithm used to
>     get cluster timing between HDG3 and HDG4
>       o HDG3 uses energy-weighted average shower times
>       o HDG4 uses the earliest hit per sector for times
>   * We noted that mcsmear smears the BCAL timing by 55 ps, not a lot.
>     Richard sees this in his study.
>   * The difference in the BCAL algorithms does not make much apparent
>     difference. He suggests we use energy weighted for both to be
>     consistent.
>   * Richard is planning to deprecate the bcalSiPMUpHit and
>     bcalSiPMDownHit elements in HDDM in favor of a single
>     bcalTruthCell element that can serve information from both upsteam
>     and downstream ends of the BCAL,
>   * There is still an issue that Alex sees with the ρ's albeit with
>     charged tracks and not electromagnetic showers. Hopefully Simon's
>     single-track studies will address it.
> Retrieved from 
> "https://halldweb.jlab.org/wiki/index.php?title=HDGeant4_Meeting,_March_26,_2019&oldid=92045"
>   * This page was last modified on 29 March 2019, at 13:25.
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