Processing LHC data in the UK

Colling, D. and Britton, D. and Gordon, J. and Lloyd, S. and Doyle, A. and Gronbech, P. and Coles, J. and Sansum, A. and Patrick, G. and Jones, R. and Middleton, R. and Kelsey, D. and Cass, A. and Geddes, N. and Clark, P. and Barnby, L. (2013) Processing LHC data in the UK. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 371 (1983). ISSN 1364-503X

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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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2600
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 65634
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2013 09:01
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 08:33
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/65634

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