GridPP: the UK grid for particle physics

  title={GridPP: the UK grid for particle physics},
  author={David Britton and A. J. Cass and P. E. L. Clarke and Jeremy Coles and David Colling and A. T. Doyle and N. I. Geddes and J. C. Gordon and R.W. Jones and Daniel Kelsey and Stephen Lloyd and Robin Middleton and Glen N. Patrick and R. A. Sansum and Stella E. Pearce},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={2447 - 2457}
  • D. Britton, A. Cass, S. E. Pearce
  • Published 28 June 2009
  • Physics, Computer Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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… 

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