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27<TD><img src="picts/MadHatter.gif" alt="ALICE Off-line Project Logo">
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33<h2>Overview of AliRoot</h2>
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39<h3>General AliRoot architecture</h3>
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41<p> This picure is a general schema of the AliRoot architecture.
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43<center><img src="picts/architecture.gif" height=500></center>
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45<p> The following picture shows an high-level decomposition of AliRoot
46into functional blocks.
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48<center><img src="picts/aliroot_schema.gif" height=400></center>
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50<h3>Virtual MonteCarlo schema</h3>
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52<p> This picture illustrates the concept of Virtual MonteCarlo schema
53as it is implemented by AliRoot.
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55<center><img src="picts/virtualmc.gif" height=500></center>
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57<p> This picture illustrates the stepping action mechanism for the virtual
58MC. Only the GEANT&nbsp;3 version is operational, while the GEANT&nbsp;4
59one is under testing.
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61<center><img src="picts/virtualmc2.gif" height=300></center>
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63<h3>AliRoot flow of control</h3>
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65<p> This picture illustrates the AliRoot flow of control.
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67<center><img src="picts/alirootflow.gif" height=300></center>
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