Minutes of the Trigger Operation Meeting
(August 1, 2006)
Attendees: Rainer Bartoldus, Al Eisner, Fang Fang, Arik Kreisel,
Rahmat, Rahmat, Su Dong, Mark Tibbetts, Dan Walker
We had another incident of TSFX damage (out of order/out of sync)
storm on Jul/30 at 23:26 (see ROM log).
Slightly odd this times was that it was cured after first reconfigure
but another burst of out of frame errors came 5 min later which go the
shifters somewhat nervous and reconfigure again got system back
running OK again. Su Dong took a look at the IFT time tick shift
complaint from DQM last week. Comparing cosmic, low lumi and current
high lumi data (physics data are L3 logged events) for the IFT hit tick vs IFT pattern
and projected time tick for
all IFT hits, it is clear that the apparent shift of the mean hits
in current data is just due to the higher rate of out of time IFT
background which is flat in time. The curious observation is that the
background hit pattern is dominantly U=3 (forward endcap muon) .
Since U=3 is not a triggerable object for the normal physics
configuration, the background are expected to be not directly related
to the triggering event. However, there is a substantial blob of
U=3 correlated with the events (much larger than other patterns) which
is rather odd and requires some further investigation.
Dan set the EMT FEX prescale back to 1 and ran the EMT_PRESCALE_TEST
for real datataking since Monday 6pm. He examine the dead time history
for EMT in coarse
vertical scale and finer
vertical scale, and the total BaBar dead time.
No detectable deadtime effect can be seen at the time of switching back
to prescale=1 at ~18:00. The baseline deadtime is truly small (we
couldn't be sure if it is 0.0025% or 0.000025%). However,
everyone got somewhat curious about the spikes, given the rather large
time bin. If the prescale=1 setting continues to run well, Dan will
define this as PHYSICS on Wednesday (see Dan's
HN update on this after the meeting). The configuration script tool
for updating the prescale is still to go into release. Dan will make a
systematic check of the status of EMT software packages before passing
on the baton to Mark.
Fang made the validation for the latest online release and it was OK.
She also tried the new L1DctCalOdf after teststand code move, but
unfortunately there are unresolved symbols to be tracked down still.
Rainer reported that the offline release 18.7.0 validation is now
formally underway. However, it is still unclear the corresponding
online release will be built or we will end up with a patch to
current online release. In the following discussion of the L3 tracking
code, it was brought up that Dave Brown claimed rather high rate of L3
ghost tracks (which has always being there). The proposal is to
activate the ghost track filter, with code already exist in L3, but
needed validation. Arik will looking into trying the filter.
Rainer erported an odd incident that the OPR PC processing came to a
halt on Aug/1 due to the BGfilter configuration was expired. The use of
expiration date was to mark the end of the run so that OPR will not be
confused by cosmic data during down time, but this got caught when Run
5 was extended through August. The expiration date will probably be set
to indefinite for the future. Even before 18.7.0 validation is done, we
already know that one more release 18.7.0c is needed for both the L1
trigger analysis tools and the incorporation of HighMass BG filter, but
given the limited change is may bypass full validation.
Data Quality and Monitoring
Rahmat has been working on the Lumi ratio plot. Recent release not
filling some weighted quantities. Receommendation is to just use the
unweighted quantities. He showed the current version of the Lumi MuMu / B-counting MuMu ratio plot
(title label is incorrect). The error is calculated assuming
uncorrelated statistics, but this ratio clearly has large statistic
overlaps (although noone knows exactly how much). Al recommended
binomial statistics. Although some polishing may be good, everyone
urged to get whatever he has together right away to squeeze into
18.7.0c (otherwise may not see the code in action for another 6
The L1 trigger analysis tools are in 18.7.0c, still queued for
validation before the formal collection of histograms from everyone. We
need to look into how to change ZPD configuration, starting with some
info on the configuration object definition.
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