Public minutes of 116th SB meeting on September 27th, 2019

Present: Makoto Asai, Marc Verderi, Susanna Guatelli, Daren Sawkey, Soon Yung Jun, Dennis Wright, Koichi Murakami, Takashi Sasaki, Gabriele Cosmo, Gunter Folger, Ben Morgan, Ivana Hrivnacova, Alberto Ribon, Mihaly Novak, Vladimir Ivanchenko, Laurent Garnier, John Allison (OB Liaison), Luciano Pandola

Excused: Hisaya Kurashige, Alex Howard, Witek Pokorski

1. Regular items

  • The open requirements, pending actions, status of long open bug reports, as well as physics and computing performance monitoring are reviewed.
  • The latest development release (Sep.02) showed sizable (3-5% with FTFP/QGSP_BERT, especially at high energy (50GeV)) performance improvements in both CPU and memory w.r.t the previous development release (Aug.14)

2. 10.6 release

  • See presentation of closing session at the Collaboration Meeting
  • MacOS High-Sierra might be dropped from testing in 2020.
  • Final release date: 6 December 2019
    • October 25th - GROUP-1 categories deadline
      • configuration, analysis, global, materials, graphics_reps, intercoms, geometry/management, particles, track
    • November 1st - GROUP-2 categories deadline
      • rest of geometry, processes (management, transportation, electromagnetic, scoring), digits_hits, tracking
    • November 8th - GROUP-3 categories deadline
      • the rest of processes, parameterisations, event, run, readout, persistency, physics_lists, visualization, interfaces, g3tog4, error_propagation, examples, environments

3. New requirements

4. AOB

4.1 Recent events

4.2 Near future events

4.3 AOB

  • Shaping Geant4 version 11
    • Starting identifying the major developments of next year.
    • Also mandatory to identify what will be deprecated, so to add appropriate deprecation warning messages altready in this year release 10.6.

Meeting Date

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00