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NA62 Monte Carlo Production Howto

This wiki explains how to submit NA62 Monte Carlo jobs on the Grid using the custom-written tools and online interface for this. This wiki is written for NA62 members who have volunteered to participate in the production rota.

Online interface

The web interface for NA62 MC Grid jobs scripting, monitoring and accounting is located at:

You can use this interface to monitor running and completed jobs, output files and production status. The Scripter section of this online interface provides an user-friendly UI for producing all necessary job submission scripts (JDL, wrapper and .mac file), and for job cloning (multiple job submissions).

Grid access

First of all, you must have access. That means you must:

1. have a valid Grid certificate

1. register for NA62 VO membership via (you must have the certificate uploaded into the browser for this).

1. have access to a Grid UI

Make sure you have all the above. Familiarize yourself with Grid commands before proceeding to the next step.


This is an online tool that creates the necessary scripts and commands for NA62 MC job submission. Jobs must be submitted with your credentials, from command line on your Grid UI. The Scripter is located here:

This is an HTML form with many input filelds, most of them self-explanatory. The pre-filled values are inherited from the previous submission (which coulkd have been a test job for example), so you must check that they fit the production round you are managing.

Once you click "Prepare", you are taken to a new page that shows you the generated scripts. It's a good idea to doublecked the settings here as well.

... will be continued ...


In case you find an error produced by the online interface, please immediately notify Dan, Janusz and Tonino.

-- DanProtopopescu - 2012-09-20

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