Computational steering of GEM based detector simulations Conference Paper uri icon


  • Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. Gas based detector R&D relies heavily on full simulation of detectors and their optimization before final prototypes can be built and tested. These simulations in particular those with complex scenarios such as those involving high detector voltages or gas with larger gains are computationally intensive may take several days or weeks to complete. These long-running simulations usually run on the high-performance computers in batch mode. If the results lead to unexpected behavior, then the simulation might be rerun with different parameters. However, the simulations (or jobs) may have to wait in a queue until they get a chance to run again because the supercomputer is a shared resource that maintains a queue of other user programs as well and executes them as time and priorities permit. It may result in inefficient resource utilization and increase in the turnaround time for the scientific experiment. To overcome this issue, the monitoring of the behavior of a simulation, while it is running (or live), is essential. In this work, we employ the computational steering technique by coupling the detector simulations with a visualization package named VisIt to enable the exploration of the live data as it is produced by the simulation.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Physics Conference Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Sheharyar, A., & Bouhali, O.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Sheharyar, Ali||Bouhali, Othmane

publication date

  • October 2017