Grid computing at RHUL

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Access to massive computing resources is becoming key to doing particle physics research. The same trend is emerging across science in general. We will need a huge amount of computing power and data storage capacity to analyse data from the LHC. To this end, we operate two high performance computing clusters: Faraday and Newton. Our most recent acquisition, Newton has 960 kSI2k of processing power and 330 TeraBytes of storage.

These clusters form part of the London Grid, which provides Grid computing services to the UK particle physics Grid, [][GridPP]]. The primary aim of the Grid service is to deliver the computing facilities needed to analyse LHC data. However, during commissioning, spare processing time has been put to good use on projects like simulations to test potential Avian flu drugs.

Contact: Pedro Teixeira-Dias, SimonGeorge.

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