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In this paper we present the experience of the ATLAS and CMS High-Energy Physics (HEP) experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with the LCG/EGEE Grid infrastructure. The activity developed around the following two main lines: large-scale physics and detector simulations and end-user analysis. The LCG/EGEE Grid infrastructure offers a large amount of(More)
In preparation for first data at the LHC, a series of Data Challenges, of increasing scale and complexity, have been performed. Large quantities of simulated data have been produced on three different Grids, integrated into the ATLAS production system. During 2006, the emphasis moved towards providing stable continuous production, as is required in the(More)
In the LHC operations era, analysis of the multi-petabyte ATLAS data sample by globally distributed physicists is a challenging task. To attain the required scale the ATLAS Computing Model was designed around the concept of Grid computing, realized in the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), the largest distributed computational resource existing in the(More)
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN will start data acquisition in 2007. The ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC Apparatus) experiment is preparing for the data handling and analysis via a series of Data Challenges and production exercises to validate its computing model and to provide useful samples of data for detector and physics studies. The last Data Challenge, begun(More)
Prompted by the increasing requirement for the fast but precise and detailed digital documentation of archaeological excavations, site and heritage artifacts, we report the latest geomatics trend in integrating different data at different resolution to capture all the information required for a complete 3D documentation of heritage sites and archaeological(More)
The automation of operations is essential to reduce manpower costs and improve the reliability of the system. The Site Status Board (SSB) is a framework which allows Virtual Organizations to monitor their computing activities at distributed sites and to evaluate site performance. The ATLAS experiment intensively uses the SSB for the distributed computing(More)
With this work we present the activity and performance optimization of the Italian computing centers supporting the ATLAS experiment forming the so-called Italian Cloud. We describe the activities of the ATLAS Italian Tier-2s Federation inside the ATLAS computing model and present some Italian original contributions. We describe StoRM, a new Storage(More)
The CERN facility hosts the Tier-0 of the four LHC experiments, but as part of WLCG it also offers a platform for production activities and user analysis. The CERN CASTOR storage technology has been extensively tested and utilized for LHC data recording and exporting to external sites according to experiments computing model. On the other hand, to(More)
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