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Computing grid for the exploitation of Large Hadron Collider data in the UK

The success of the current GridPP Collaboration will be built upon, and the UK's response to the production of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data in the period April 2016 to March 2020 will be to ensure that there is a sustainable infrastructure providing "Distributed Computing for Particle Physics".

We propose to operate a distributed high throughput computational service as the main mechanism for delivering very large-scale computational resources to the UK particle physics community. This foundation will underpin the success and increase the discovery potential of UK physicists. We will operate a production-quality service, delivering robustness, scale and functionality. The proposal is fully integrated with international projects and we must exploit the opportunity to capitalise on the UK leadership already established in several areas. The Particle Physics distributed computing service will increasingly be integrated with national and international initiatives.

The project will be managed across various domains and will deliver the UK's commitment to the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) and ensure that worldwide activities directly benefit the UK. By 2020, the UK Grid infrastructure will have expanded in size to 100,000 cores, with more than 35 PetaBytes of storage. This will enable the UK to exploit, in an internationally competitive way, the unique physics potential of the LHC.

Meet the Principal Investigator(s) for the project

Dr Paul Kyberd
Dr Paul Kyberd - I joined Brunel in 2001. I am a particle physicist working at CERN on CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on MICE (Muon Ionising Cooling Experiment). I manage the Universities grid site which is part of the World wide LHC computing grid.

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Project last modified 13/11/2023