Generating Higgs Events on the grid
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 joboptions_Higgs_BASIC.py
- (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 ShellScript_Higgs_BASIC.sh
- (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: Higgs_ShipOff_Everything.py
- 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 (Higgs_ShipOff_Everything.py)
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 joboptions file, a unique JDL-file and a unique shell script are produced. Then the job is submitted (locally or on the grid) and finally the input files are stored into a separate directory. As input you give the number of jobs and number of events per job followed by a RunType which specifies if you want to run locally or on the grid. If you want to submit onto the grid you need to be on a User Interface machine (At NIKHEF this is for example ui03.nikhef.nl).
"""Example:""" Submitting a single job with 50 events locally: Higgs_ShipOff_Everything.py 1 50 0 Submitting 20 jobs with 5000 events on the grid: Higgs_ShipOff_Everything.py 20 5000 1
Checking what is happening on the grid (gridmgr)
Using Wouter's tool it is now much easier to follow what is happening to your jobs on the grid.
Check status of all your jobs: ./gridmgr status -a Retrieve output for job 1: ./gridmgr retrieve --dir . <Job1>