The DAQ/HLT system of the ATLAS experiment

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The DAQ/HLT system of the ATLAS experiment at CERN, Switzerland, is being commissioned for first collisions in 2009. Presently, the system is composed of an already very large farm of computers that accounts for about one-third of its final event processing capacity. Event selection is conducted in two steps after the hardware-based Level-1 Trigger: a Level-2 Trigger processes detector data based on regions of interest (RoI) and an Event Filter operates on the full event data assembled by the Event Building system. The detector read out is fully commissioned and can be operated at its full design capacity. This places the responsibility on the High-Level Triggers system to select only events of highest physics interest that will finally reach the offline reconstruction farms. This paper brings an overview of the current ATLAS DAQ/HLT implementation and performance based on studies originated from its operation with simulated, cosmic particles and first-beam data. Its built-in event processing parallelism is presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number044
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Event12th Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research, ACAT 2008 - Erice, Italy
Duration: Nov 3 2008Nov 7 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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