Monte Carlo Simulations
Speed, Reliability, Parallel processing
We need to generate more than a million events per day. Currently one workstation using old (GEANT-based) code can do one event per day. We are partly through the development of code to do this more quickly and need it implemented on a parallel processor. The current status of the software development is briefly outlined on the Kilometer-scale Neutrino Detector Physics and Software Status Page
Add new neutrino and other physics to simulation software
e.g. tau-neutrino generation, tau-propagation and decay particle shower.
graphical display of a neutrino or background event
graphical display of detector response to such an event
graphical display of reconstructed event
Basic: neutrino or muon, direction, energy, location
Event Recognition - separation of events and backgrounds
COMBAT Goals for developing software tools.
COMBAT Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Tools - A NASA Astronomical Information Sciences project to develop effective software for large data set projects and the CMB.
CMB Software Pipeline
CMB Software Plan