A compilation and analysis of the data management and computing in the OPAL experiment, 1989 to 1996
Session: E (talk)
Speaker: Schröder, Matthias, CERN, Geneva
Keywords: analysis, code management, configuration management, data acquisition systems
A compilation and analysis of the data management and computing in the OPAL experiment, 1989 to 1996.
L. del Pozo
CERN, CH 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA
University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2N5, Canada
We present a quantitative review of data collection,
reconstruction, simulation and analysis in the OPAL collaboration.
The evolution of the sample sizes,
code and computing resources will be presented.
The present system will be analysed with modern tools
for modelling and metrics which are now available.
Status: A considerable ammount of data is available in logfiles, grant
requests and so on. This requires some effort in presentation and informed
interpretation. The modelling and programming techniques tools have just
Significance: A compilation of such data will help to justify assumptions
made in the planning of new experiments. If we find we may have some
confidence in the modelling tools then they may assist in the optimization
of the resources to be used for the continued operation of the OPAL