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The ATLAS Simulation Infrastructure

Aad, G. and Mateos, D. Lopez and Gray, H. M. and Marshall, Z. and Perez, K. (2010) The ATLAS Simulation Infrastructure. European Physical Journal C, 70 (3). pp. 823-874. ISSN 1434-6044. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110208-112730298

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The simulation software for the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider is being used for largescale production of events on the LHC Computing Grid. This simulation requires many components, from the generators that simulate particle collisions, through packages simulating the response of the various detectors and triggers. All of these components come together under the ATLAS simulation infrastructure. In this paper, that infrastructure is discussed, including that supporting the detector description, interfacing the event generation, and combining the GEANT4 simulation of the response of the individual detectors. Also described are the tools allowing the software validation, performance testing, and the validation of the simulated output against known physics processes.


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Additional Information:© CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration 2010. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com. Open Access: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Received: 20 May 2010; Revised: 27 July 2010; Published online: 25 September 2010. We are greatly indebted to all CERN’s departments and to the LHC project for their immense efforts not only in building the LHC, but also for their direct contributions to the construction and installation of the ATLAS detector and its infrastructure. We acknowledge equally warmly all our technical colleagues in the collaborating Institutions without whom the ATLAS detector could not have been built. Furthermore we are grateful to all the funding agencies which supported generously the construction and the commissioning of the ATLAS detector and also provided the computing infrastructure. The ATLAS detector design and construction has taken about fifteen years, and our thoughts are with all our colleagues who sadly could not see its final realisation. We acknowledge the support of ANPCyT, Argentina; Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia; ARC and DEST, Australia; Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Austria; National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan; State Committee on Science & Technologies of the Republic of Belarus; CNPq and FINEP, Brazil; NSERC, NRC, and CFI, Canada; CERN; CONICYT, Chile; NSFC, China; COLCIENCIAS, Colombia; Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic,Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, and Committee for Collaboration of the Czech Republic with CERN; Danish Natural Science Research Council and the Lundbeck Foundation; European Commission, through the ARTEMIS Research Training Network; IN2P3-CNRS and Dapnia-CEA, France; Georgian Academy of Sciences; BMBF, DFG, HGF and MPG, Germany; Ministry of Education and Religion, through the EPEAEK program PYTHAGORAS II and GSRT, Greece; ISF, MINERVA, GIF, DIP, and Benoziyo Center, Israel; INFN, Italy; MEXT, Japan; CNRST, Morocco; FOM and NWO, Netherlands; The Research Council of Norway; Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland; GRICES and FCT, Portugal; Ministry of Education and Research, Romania; Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Russian Federal Agency of Science and Innovations, and Russian Federal Agency of Atomic Energy; JINR; Ministry of Science, Serbia; Department of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic; Slovenian Research Agency, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Slovenia; Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain; The Swedish Research Council, The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden; State Secretariat for Education and Science, Swiss National Science Foundation, and Cantons of Bern and Geneva, Switzerland; National Science Council, Taiwan; TAEK, Turkey; The Science and Technology Facilities Council and The Leverhulme Trust, UK; DOE and NSF, USA; Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, USA. The authors would like to thank the GEANT4 developers for their work and support.
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ANPCyT (Argentina)UNSPECIFIED
Yerevan Physics Institute (Armenia)UNSPECIFIED
ARC (Australia)UNSPECIFIED
DEST (Australia)UNSPECIFIED
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung (Austria)UNSPECIFIED
National Academy of Sciences of AzerbaijanUNSPECIFIED
State Committee on Science & Technologies of the Republic of BelarusUNSPECIFIED
CNPq (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
FINEP (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)UNSPECIFIED
NRC (Canada)UNSPECIFIED
CFI (Canada)UNSPECIFIED
CERNUNSPECIFIED
CONICYT (Chile)UNSPECIFIED
NSFC (China)UNSPECIFIED
COLCIENCIAS (Colombia)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Committee for Collaboration of the Czech Republic with CERNUNSPECIFIED
Danish Natural Science Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Lundbeck FoundationUNSPECIFIED
European Commission, through the ARTEMIS Research Training NetworkUNSPECIFIED
CNRS/IN2P3 (France)UNSPECIFIED
CEA/DAPNIA (France)UNSPECIFIED
Georgian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
BMBF (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
DFG (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
HGF (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
MPG (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education and Religion, through the EPEAEK program PYTHAGORAS IIUNSPECIFIED
GSRT (Greece)UNSPECIFIED
ISF (Israel)UNSPECIFIED
MINERVA (Israel)UNSPECIFIED
GIF (Israel)UNSPECIFIED
DIP (Israel)UNSPECIFIED
Benoziyo Center (Israel)UNSPECIFIED
INFN (Italy)UNSPECIFIED
MEXT (Japan)UNSPECIFIED
CNRST (Morocco)UNSPECIFIED
FOM (The Netherlands)UNSPECIFIED
NWO (Netherlands)UNSPECIFIED
Research Council of NorwayUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland)UNSPECIFIED
GRICES (Portugal)UNSPECIFIED
FCT (Portugal)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education and Research (Romania)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian FederationUNSPECIFIED
Russian Federal Agency of Science and InnovationsUNSPECIFIED
Russian Federal Agency of Atomic EnergyUNSPECIFIED
JINRUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science (Serbia)UNSPECIFIED
Department of International Science and Technology CooperationUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education of the Slovak RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Slovenian Research AgencyUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Slovenia)UNSPECIFIED
Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain)UNSPECIFIED
Swedish Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundationUNSPECIFIED
State Secretariat for Education and Science (Switzerland)UNSPECIFIED
Swiss National Science FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Cantons of Bern and Geneva (Switzerland)UNSPECIFIED
National Science Council (Taiwan)UNSPECIFIED
TAEK (Turkey)UNSPECIFIED
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) (UK)UNSPECIFIED
Leverhulme TrustUNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
NSFUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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