Particle Physics and Grid – A Virtualisation Study. Laura Gilbert. Agenda. What are we looking for? Exciting Physics!! Overview of Particle Accelerators and the ATLAS detector. The Computing Challenge – data taking and simulation. Where do the Grid and virtualisation come in?
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We are looking for a “Theory of everything”. So
Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) accelerates protons. Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerates further and collides them.
A television is an accelerator in which electrons gain around 10 keV
(10 000 eV).
The SPS will accelerate protons to around 7 TeV (7 000 000 000 000 eV).
ATLAS – proton beams collide here
The path of the LHC… 100m below ground
The experiment at ATLAS
Modern Particle physics experiments are
highly CPU intensive.
Data-taking is the process of recording and
refining the output from the detector once it is up
Batches of 16, 32, 64 and 92 jobs sent, total
Time to completion measured.
Many thanks to the HPCC and Virtualisation teams at Dell, especially Saeed Iqbal, Ron Pepper, Garima Kochhar, Monica Kashyap, Rinku Gupta, Jenwei Hsieh, and Mark Cobban, my sponsor at Dell EMEA.