Processing LHC data in the UK

Colling, D. et al. (2013) Processing LHC data in the UK. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 371(1983), (doi:10.1098/rsta.2012.0094)

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Abstract

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is one of the greatest scientific endeavours to date. The construction of the collider itself and the experiments that collect data from it represent a huge investment, both financially and in terms of human effort, in our hope to understand the way the Universe works at a deeper level. Yet the volumes of data produced are so large that they cannot be analysed at any single computing centre. Instead, the experiments have all adopted distributed computing models based on the LHC Computing Grid. Without the correct functioning of this grid infrastructure the experiments would not be able to understand the data that they have collected. Within the UK, the Grid infrastructure needed by the experiments is provided by the GridPP project. We report on the operations, performance and contributions made to the experiments by the GridPP project during the years of 2010 and 2011—the first two significant years of the running of the LHC.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Doyle, Professor Anthony and Britton, Professor David
Authors: Colling, D., Britton, D., Gordon, J., Lloyd, S., Doyle, A., Gronbech, P., Coles, J., Sansum, A., Patrick, G., Jones, R., Middleton, R., Kelsey, D., Cass, A., Geddes, N., Clark, P., and Barnby, L.
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
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 The Authors
First Published:First published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 371(1983)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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