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Fill n-tuples in distinct workers.

This tutorial illustrates the basics of how it's possible with ROOT to offload heavy operations on multiple processes and how it's possible to write simultaneously multiple files. The operation performed in this case is the creation of random gaussian numbers.

// Some useful constants and functions
// Total amount of numbers
const UInt_t nNumbers = 20000000U;
// The number of workers
const UInt_t nThreads = 4U;
// We split the work in equal parts
const auto workSize = nNumbers / nThreads;
// A simple function to fill ntuples randomly
void fillRandom(TNtuple &ntuple, TRandom3 &rndm, UInt_t n)
for (auto i : ROOT::TSeqI(n))
Int_t mtbb101_fillNtuples()
// No nuisance for batch execution
// Perform the operation sequentially ---------------------------------------
// Create a random generator and and Ntuple to hold the numbers
TRandom3 rndm(1);
TFile ofile("mtbb101_singleCore.root", "RECREATE");
TNtuple randomNumbers("singleCore", "Random Numbers", "r");
fillRandom(randomNumbers, rndm, nNumbers);
// We now go MP! ------------------------------------------------------------
// We define our work item
auto workItem = [](UInt_t workerID) {
// One generator, file and ntuple per worker
TRandom3 workerRndm(workerID); // Change the seed
TFile ofile(Form("mtbb101_multiCore_%u.root", workerID), "RECREATE");
TNtuple workerRandomNumbers("multiCore", "Random Numbers", "r");
fillRandom(workerRandomNumbers, workerRndm, workSize);
return 0;
// Create the pool of workers
ROOT::TThreadExecutor pool(nThreads);
// Fill the pool with work
pool.Map(workItem, ROOT::TSeqI(nThreads));
return 0;
int Int_t
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unsigned int UInt_t
Definition: RtypesCore.h:46
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Formats a string in a circular formatting buffer.
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A pseudo container class which is a generator of indices.
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This class provides a simple interface to execute the same task multiple times in parallel threads,...
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A simple TTree restricted to a list of float variables only.
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Int_t Fill() override
Fill a Ntuple with current values in fArgs.
Definition: TNtuple.cxx:169
Random number generator class based on M.
Definition: TRandom3.h:27
virtual Double_t Gaus(Double_t mean=0, Double_t sigma=1)
Samples a random number from the standard Normal (Gaussian) Distribution with the given mean and sigm...
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January 2016
Danilo Piparo

Definition in file mtbb101_fillNtuples.C.