GridPP:the UK grid for particle physics

Britton, D. and Cass, A. J. and Clarke, P. E. L. and Coles, J. and Colling, D. J. and Doyle, A. T. and Geddes, N. I. and Gordon, J. C. and Jones, R. W. L. and Kelsey, D. P. and Lloyd, S. L. and Middleton, R. P. and Patrick, G. N. and Sansum, R. A. and Pearce, S. E. (2009) GridPP:the UK grid for particle physics. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367 (1897). pp. 2447-2457. ISSN 1364-503X

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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.

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Journal Article
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Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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74582
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08 Jul 2015 14:10
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Published
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25 Feb 2020 07:24