Monday, 18 February 2008

2008, the LHC and PIC

So, this is 2008. The year that the LHC will (finally) start colliding
protons at CERN. At PIC we are deploying one of the so-called Tier-1 centres: large computing centres that will receive and process the data from the detectors online. There will be eleven of such Tier-1s worldwide. Together with CERN (the Tier-0) and almost 200 more sites (the Tier-2s) these will form one of the largest distributed computing infrastructures in the world for scientific purposes: The LHC Computing Grid.
So, handling the many-Petabytes of data from the LHC is the challenge, and the LCG must be the tool.

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