GridPP: the UK grid for particle physics

Britton, D. et al. (2009) GridPP: the UK grid for particle physics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367(1897), pp. 2447-2457. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2009.0036)

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Abstract

The start-up of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva, presents a huge challenge in processing and analysing the vast amounts of scientific data that will be produced. The architecture of the worldwide grid that will handle 15 PB of particle physics data annually from this machine is based on a hierarchical tiered structure. We describe the development of the UK component (GridPP) of this grid from a prototype system to a full exploitation grid for real data analysis. This includes the physical infrastructure, the deployment of middleware, operational experience and the initial exploitation by the major LHC experiments.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Doyle, Professor Anthony and Britton, Professor David
Authors: Britton, D., Cass, A., Clarke, P., Coles, J., Colling, D., Doyle, A., Geddes, N., Gordon, J., Jones, R., Kelsey, D., Lloyd, S., Middleton, R., Patrick, G., Sansum, R., and Pearce, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publisher:Royal Society
ISSN:1364-503X
ISSN (Online):1471-2962

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
442851GridPP3 (UK Grid for Particle Physics)Anthony DoyleScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)PP/E00296X/1Physics and Astronomy