Generating Higgs Events on the grid

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A specific example

We'll describe here an example where we'll generate where you can pick your favorite Higgs mass and Z decay channel. This exercise also allows you to test the script on your local ATLAS setup. First make sure this runs before submitting 100's of jobs onto the grid.

The necessary (6) files

For each ATLAS job op the grid we'll need the following files:

1) A joboptions file for our Athena job
(Here you specify the physics process and details of the output. In our case: Run pythia, atlfast and produce a CBNT output file)
2) A shell script that will run on the remote grid machine
(The ATLAS settings will be set and the athena job will be started by this script)
3) A JDL file containing the names of all required input and output file jdl_Higgs_BASIC.jdl
4) A tar-ball with ATlas software AtlasStuff.tgz

To facilitate the handling of a large number of jobs we have added two more scripts

5) A script that produces all input files:
6) A general tool from Wouter to manage your jobs on the grid: gridmgr

On your local machine please download these files into a single directory.

The main script (

This main task from this script is easily illustrated by the routines that are called for each job:

   Create_Joboptions_File()                 # create joboptions file
    Create_JDL_File()                        # create jdl file
    Create_Shell_Script()                    # craete shell script
    Submit_Job_To_Grid()                     # submit job onto the grid
    Cleanup_InputFiles()                     # save input files

For each job a unique jobioptions file, a unique JDL-file and a unique shell script are produced. As input you give the number of jobs and the nmber of events per job followed by a RunType which specifies if you want to run locally or on the grid.

"""Example:""" Submitting a single job with 50 events locally: 1 50 0 Submitting 20 jobs with 5000 events on the grid: 20 5000 1