A study of the CKM angle gamma using the LHCb experiment and a distributed workload management system

Ying Ying Li

Abstract

The LHCb experiment, at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), will make precision CP violation measurements and search for new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. The 14 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC will produce the full range of B-hadrons, at a data rate of peta-bytes per year. In order to process this unprecedented amount of data, distributed computing resources (the Grid) located across four continents are coordinated by a series of workload management systems (Grid middlewares). DIRAC, the LHCb distributed workload management system for event simulation, reconstruction and user analysis is extended from the Linux operating platform to the Windows platform, allowing a transparent integration of Windows resources to the existing Linux system.

Details

Publication typePhdThesis
PublisherUniversity of Cambridge
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