User analysis of LHCb data with Ganga

Andrew Maier, Frederic Brochu, Greg Cowan, Ulrik Egede, Johannes Elmsheuser, Benjamin Gaidioz, Karl Harrison, Hurng Chun Lee, Dietrich Liko, Jakub Moscicki, Adrian Muraru, Katarina Pajchel, Will Reece, Bjørn Samset, Mark Slater, Alexander Soroko, Daniel Van Der Ster, Mike Williams, Chun Lik Tan

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GANGA ( is a job-management tool that offers a simple, efficient and consistent user analysis tool in a variety of heterogeneous environments: from local clusters to global Grid systems. Experiment specific plug-ins allow GANGA to be customised for each experiment. For LHCb users GANGA is the officially supported and advertised tool for job submission to the Grid. The LHCb specific plug-ins allow support for end-to-end analysis helping the user to perform his complete analysis with the help of GANGA. This starts with the support for data selection, where a user can select data sets from the LHCb Bookkeeping system. Next comes the set up for large analysis jobs: with tailored plug-ins for the LHCb core software, jobs can be managed by the splitting of these analysis jobs with the subsequent merging of the resulting files. Furthermore, GANGA offers support for Toy Monte-Carlos to help the user tune their analysis. In addition to describing the GANGA architecture, typical usage patterns within LHCb and experience with the updated LHCb DIRAC workload management system are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2009; Prague; Czech Republic; 21 March 2009 through 27 March 2009
Number of pages7
Edition1 PART 7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) 2009 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 21 Mar 200927 Mar 2009
Conference number: 17th (Journal of Physics: Conference Series)

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
PublisherIOP Publishing
ISSN (Print)1742-6588


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) 2009
Abbreviated titleCHEP 2009
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
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