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NA62 Monte Carlo Simulations

This wiki describes how to set up and distribute the NA62 Monte Carlo simulation code.


  • Test tarball from Antonino Sergi:
  • Job submission and output management system code components are held on and SVN repo at IC (access list: Dan, Janusz, Stuart). The files attached to this wiki are not the latest versions.

Code compilation

  • Versions:
    • v4 - Contains bug in the MC which Tonino spotted after giving us the tar ball
    • v5 - Installed by Janusz on May 10 (see table below)
  • Unpack tarball to NA62MC
  • Fix libs path problems in GNUMakefile-s (Generator/ and Beam/)
  • Make changes to source 'offline' environment; clear XAWLIBS variable
  • Rearrange paths (move system paths after NA62-specific paths)
  • Type 'make' and be patient

Code distribution

  • Create tarballs for geant4, root, X11 and sw (
  • Run special job (with an SGM Admin role) to wget and unpack these tarballs on sites (
  • Run test job

Job submission

  • Run parameters given in the StandardRun.mac file: run number, number of events, random seed, root output file name
  • Job environment parameters are set by sourcing the script created by
  • The .mac is modified using sed on the worker node to modify paths to LAV matrix files, which are installed in the software area by
  • The actual job script is attached (needs editing and streamlining)

Automated jobs scripts creator

Bulk job submission (job splitting)

  1. Create N .mac files using the template
  2. Create one Ganga script including the list of N .mac files
  3. Run this script via Ganga

Site resources

This is a simple table to keep track of site resources (please update if changes occur):

Site CPU WMS Support Storage FTS Channel NA62 S/W
Glasgow DONE DONE     v5
UCL (Belgium)          

Problems encountered

Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
Texttxt r1 manage 2.7 K 2012-05-10 - 14:23 DanProtopopescu (not final!) This is run on the Software Manager's UI machine to create the software tarballs for distribution
Unix shell scriptsh r1 manage 1.2 K 2012-05-01 - 11:06 DanProtopopescu Script to install NA62 MC software on a given site
PNGpng JobSubmissionComponents.png r1 manage 83.2 K 2012-05-01 - 13:37 DanProtopopescu Job submission components diagram
Compressed Zip archivezip r1 manage 16523.0 K 2012-04-05 - 10:07 DanProtopopescu Test tarball from Antonino Sergi
Texttxt StandardRun_template.mac.txt r1 manage 15.5 K 2012-05-01 - 10:36 DanProtopopescu StandardRun.mac template
Texttxt ganga-script.txt r2 r1 manage 0.6 K 2012-05-01 - 13:16 DanProtopopescu Ganga script for multiple job submission: na62job.gpy
Texttxt r1 manage 4.7 K 2012-05-01 - 11:22 DanProtopopescu Job script
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