The IceProd framework: Distributed data processing for the IceCube neutrino observatory
2015 (English)In: Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, ISSN 0743-7315, E-ISSN 1096-0848, Vol. 75, 198-211 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
IceCube is a one-gigaton instrument located at the geographic South Pole, designed to detect cosmic neutrinos, identify the particle nature of dark matter, and study high-energy neutrinos themselves. Simulation of the IceCube detector and processing of data require a significant amount of computational resources. This paper presents the first detailed description of IceProd, a lightweight distributed management system designed to meet these requirements. It is driven by a central database in order to manage mass production of simulations and analysis of data produced by the IceCube detector. IceProd runs as a separate layer on top of other middleware and can take advantage of a variety of computing resources, including grids and batch systems such as CREAM, HTCondor, and PBS. This is accomplished by a set of dedicated daemons that process job submission in a coordinated fashion through the use of middleware plugins that serve to abstract the details of job submission and job management from the framework.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 75, 198-211 p.
Data management, Grid computing, Monitoring, Distributed computing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112890DOI: 10.1016/j.jpdc.2014.08.001ISI: 000346552500017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-112890DiVA: diva2:783271