by: Buckley, Andy (Glasgow U.)

The sophistication of fully exclusive MC event generation has grown at an extraordinary rate since the start of the LHC era, but has been mirrored by a similarly extraordinary rise in the CPU cost of state-of-the-art MC calculations. The reliance of experimental analyses on these calculations raises the disturbing spectre of MC computations being a leading limitation on the physics impact of the HL-LHC, with MC trends showing more signs of further cost-increases rather than the desired speed-ups. I review the methods and bottlenecks in MC computation, and areas where new computing architectures, machine-learning methods, and social structures may help to avert calamity.
Publ date: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 03:51