Rolf email 20120126
This e-mail was sent by Rolf on Jan. 26, 2012 summarizing a meeting held that morning. The purpose of the meeting was to identify areas where the halls could share software (existing, or planned). This is aimed partly at preparation for the June Software Review where it is expected the reviewers will ask about this.
Dear all, Thanks for the introductions and thoughts today on the analysis, calibrations, and simulations plans in the Halls. It was gratifying to see that there were already quite some plans for sharing, and ideas were reasonably maturing. I hope I have the full list of people that attended. As followup, as mentioned we would like small meetings at high level discussing what can be shared or not, and if the latter why not, on the topics below. Meetings likely should be at the 30-60 minute scale, we really do not try to solve all issues, rather have considerations on the table. I'll ask the subgroups below to meet, and then we can have 2-3 weeks from now a followup meeting discussing thoughts/progress, but feel free to also mail progress to the full distribution list. All we want on the table is where we can make multi-Hall efforts, where we can/should share, and where not, and what the reason is. All high-level, such that at our next meeting we have less than one summarizing page to stare at per topic. For all meetings, please cc Javier, Glenn, and me, but it's o.k. if we can't make it, and please include Graham. Graham: Please set up meetings between you and the relevant representatives of the Halls on: 1) Common data format 2) Slow controls 3) Source Code Repository Bob/Volker/Steve/Eugene: Please set up meetings to have the Halls discuss: 4) Histogram monitoring 5) Single-Event Displays Bob/Steve: Please set up meetings between Halls A & C representatives on 6) use of GEMC for GEANT4 simulations 7) use of Hall D database Volker/Eugene: Please set up meetings between Halls B & D on 8) CLARA and JANA (here the goal should be in one pagers where they come in, and why these are optimal/good choices for Halls B and D analysis/physics) 9) Tracking Algorithms The topic of Amplitude Analysis/PWA was brought up too as a necessary and shared topic, but here Mike Pennington should also be involved and is doing the planning. I hope I caught it all, I thought it was a very nice informational meeting, and I myself learned a lot on the present planning. Best regards, Rolf