Portable Analysis Environment using Virtualization Technology (WP9-1)
The aim of this project is to provide a baseline Virtual Software Appliance for use by LHC experiments at CERN. This appliance should provide a complete, portable and easy to configure user environment for developing and running LHC data analysis locally and on the Grid independent of physical software and hardware platform (Linux, Windows, MacOS). This should minimize the number of platforms (compiler-OS combinations) on which experiment software needs to be supported and tested thus reducing the overall cost of LHC software maintenance.
The project is hosted in CERN/PH/SFT group with participation from LHC experiments.