21-25 May 2012
New York City, NY, USA
US/Eastern timezone

A New Information Architecture, Web Site and Services for the CMS Experiment

21 May 2012, 15:10
Room 808 (Kimmel Center)

Room 808

Kimmel Center

Parallel Collaborative tools (track 6) Collaborative tools


Lucas Taylor (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))


The age and size of the CMS collaboration at the LHC means it now has many hundreds of inhomogeneous web sites and services and more than 100,000 documents. We describe a major initiative to create a single coherent CMS internal and public web site. This uses the Drupal web Content Management System (now supported by CERN/IT) on top of a standard LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and php/perl). The new navigation, content and search services are coherently integrated with numerous existing CERN services (CDS, EDMS, Indico, phonebook, Twiki) as well as many CMS internal Web services. We describe the information architecture; the system design, implementation and monitoring; the document and content database; security aspects; and our deployment strategy which ensured continual smooth operation of all systems at all times.

Primary author

Lucas Taylor (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))


Eleanor Rusack (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Vidmantas Zemleris (Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics-Vilnius University)

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