Simulating and Learning in the ATLAS Detector at the Exascale

PI Name: 
James Proudfoot
Institution: 
Argonne National Laboratory
Allocation Program: 
Aurora ESP
Year: 
2018
Research Domain: 
Physics

The ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider measures particles produced in proton-proton collision as if it were an extraordinarily rapid camera. These measurements led to the discovery of the Higgs boson, but hundreds of petabytes of data still remain unexamined, and the experiment’s computational needs will grow by an order of magnitude or more over the next decade. This project deploys necessary workflows and updates algorithms for exascale machines, preparing Aurora for effective use in the search for new physics.