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2018 Work Plan for the Test and Quality Assurance Working Group

Work Plan for 2018

Ongoing regular activities

  • Oversee testing shifts (Gunter)
  • Release management and Q/A monitoring with Valgrind and Coverity (Gabriele)
  • Perform regular profiling benchmarking of G4 development and public releases (Soon, Krzysztof, Andrea)
  • Grid testing, Reproducibility tests (Alberto, Dmitri)

Support, Maintenance and Developments

  • System testing shifts
    • Maintain and support integration testing (Gunter)
  • Release testing
    • Migrating testing to git (Gunter)
    • General testing/debugging of problems showing up especially during the release periods or development releases (Gabriele)
    • Q/A monitoring with Valgrind and Coverity (Gabriele)
    • Grid testing with simplified calorimeters: running, maintaining, migration (Dmitri, Alberto)
    • Reproducibility tests (Alberto)
    • Working on new features for new grid validation prototype (Dmitri)
    • Integrating new tests in grid testing (Dmitri)
  • Performance profiling and benchmarking
    • Regular profiling/benchmarking of Geant4 development and public releases, maintenance and evolution of the profiling infrastructure in response to the changing computing environment (Soon,Krzysztof, Daniel)
    • Adding of the profiling of new applications as needed and possible (Soon,Krzysztof,Daniel)
    • Consulting on the use of performance tools and interpretation of the results as well as evaluating the performance gain of various code improvements/ideas (Canal)
  • Low energy physics profiling using Brachytherapy code (Kiheyon, Insung)
  • MT performance tests on Xeon Phi - best effort basis (Andrea)
  • Continue to encourage the collaboration to provide more tests and more rigorous tests (All)