[Gate-users] GATE on cluster

Fernando Rannou fernando.rannou at usach.cl
Fri Oct 18 16:01:33 CEST 2013

Hello Bassim

I do not know whether I understand, but we have found in very large
that writing ROOT files gets slower and slower as the file increases.
I asked ROOT people but they told me that that should not happen... but it

I attach a plot that shows how simulation grows much faster when ROOT output
is selected instead of ASCII. This is part of the paper we just published
on ParGate.


On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 6:45 AM, bassim aklan <
bassim.aklan at imp.uni-erlangen.de> wrote:

>  Hello GATE users,
> I am simulating now a 20-cm cylindrical phantom (length: 17.8 cm ) filled
> with 18-F with an activity of 444 MBq. I installed GATE v6.1 on the cluster
> and all my simulations are running on 70 computing nodes with 8 CPUs. The
> output files of the simulation are root files with single, coincidence and
> finalCoincidence trees. My jobs on the cluster cause a very high load on
> the fileserver during GATE simulation. I attached a PNG-Image of the
> cluster's In/Output  evaluation of some of my jobs. Did anyone of GATE
> users or developer face such problem before or this issue at least is
> familiar by someone.  I would be thankful if someone can share with me his
> experience in order to solve this issue
> --
> Bassim Aklan, MSc.
> Institute of Medical Physics - Section for MR Imaging
> University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
> Henkestr. 91
> 91052 Erlangen, Germany
> phone: +49-(0)9131/85-25545 bassim.aklan at imp.uni-erlangen.de
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