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GridPP: the UK grid for particle physics

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  • D. Britton
  • A. J. Cass
  • P. E. L. Clarke
  • J. Coles
  • D. J. Colling
  • A. T. Doyle
  • N. I. Geddes
  • J. C. Gordon
  • R. W. L. Jones
  • D. P. Kelsey
  • S. L. Lloyd
  • R. P. Middleton
  • G. N. Patrick
  • R. A. Sansum
  • S. E. Pearce
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>28/06/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1897
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)2447-2457
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish
EventUK e-Science All Hands Meeting - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8/09/200811/09/2008


ConferenceUK e-Science All Hands Meeting
CountryUnited Kingdom


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.