July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Conceptualization of a Scientific Software Innovation Institute for HEP and a Community Roadmap Process for Software and Computing R&D

Aug 3, 2017, 2:56 PM
Hornets Nest (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Hornets Nest

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Computing, Analysis Tools and Data Handling Computing, Analysis Tools, and Data Handling


Mark Neubauer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Realizing the physics goals of the planned or upgraded experiments in high-energy physics (HEP) over the next 10 years will require the HEP community to address a number of challenges in the area of software and computing. In order to identify and prioritize research and development in scientific software and computing infrastructure, a broad HEP community planning process is currently underway. The aim is to produce a Community White Paper (CWP) which will describe the community strategy and a roadmap for HEP software and computing R&D for the 2020s -- an activity organized under the umbrella of the HEP Software Foundation. In this talk, we describe the current status of the CWP process. We also discuss the conceptualization of a possible NSF Scientific Software Innovation Institute for high-energy physics designed to address software and computing challenges for the HL-LHC.

Primary authors

Mark Neubauer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Prof. Michael Sokoloff (University of Cincinnati) Dr Peter Elmer (Princeton University)

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