ATLAS Computing: About

The ATLAS Collaboration has developed a set of software and middleware tools that enable access to data for physics analysis purposes to all members of the collaboration, independently of their geographical location. Main building blocks of this infrastructure are:

The Athena software framework, with its associated modular structure of the event data model, including the software for:

  • Event simulation
  • Event trigger
  • Event reconstruction
  • Physics analysis tools

The Distributed Computing tools are built on top of Grid middleware:

  • The Distributed Data Management (DDM) system
  • The Distributed Production System
  • The Ganga/pAthena frameworks for distributed analysis on the Grid

The University of Johannesburg participates in ATLAS through collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).
For more information on the ATLAS computing systems see the ATLAS Computing Twiki.