Public Minutes of 125th Steering Board, 24th September 2021

Present: V.Ivanchenko, M. Verderi, G. Folger, B. Morgan, A. Ribon, J. Allison (OB Liaison), K. Murakami, G. Cosmo, I. Hrivnacova, D. Wright, S. Y. Jun, D. Sawkey, L. Garnier, W. Pokorski, L. Pandola, S. Guatelli, A. Howard

Excused: M. Novak

1. Situation with respect to the pandemic

No specific difficulties have to be reported.

2. Regular items

A round-table of working group activities was made, as well as a review of pending requirements, SB actions and bug reports.

About physics and computing performance monitoring, no significant changes or outstanding issues have been reported from the four recent releases (ref-05, 06, 07 and 10.7.p02) since the last SB meeting.

3. Report from the 26th Geant4 Collaboration Meeting, 20-24 September 2021

Regarding the coming release G4 11.0, we are on track and no major issues have been found so far.

The release schedule has been distributed by Gabriele Cosmo on September 29th (after this SB meeting), please refer to it for details. The 1, 2 and 3 group deadlines are respectively October 29th, November 5th and November 12th, and the targeted release date is the 10th of December.

On-going migration to the new website. The Website Task Force will propose a plan; in particular it is anticipated that most of the page production will happen immediately after the release 11.0, with the first deadline for publicizing the new website around the end of January 2022.

Regarding the proposal for the Git repository and R&D, both have been accepted with the following notes:

  • Make sure that the license is properly accepted by all “contributors”
  • In case some “contributors” are not already working with CERN, some account creation must be setup to allow their access to GitLab. The type of account needs to be clarified (light account or full one), as well as the time cost to repeat the registration each year.
  • Need to be formalized how we count the F.T.E. for R&D, and who organizes the “review” of R&D proposals.

4. HL-LHC Computing Review Stage-2: Common Software Projects

The first draft for “Detector Simulation - Geant4” was ready on June 30th. Then comments and suggestions for improvements have been received.

The document should be delivered on October 1st.

The review is scheduled for the first week of November.

5. Events

6. Next Collaboration Meeting

The next Geant4 Collaboration Meeting is expected to be an in person one, in Rennes Date yet to be fixed

Meeting Date Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00