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The US LHCNet Network for HEP

Sep 3, 2007, 8:00 AM
10h 10m
Victoria, Canada

Victoria, Canada

Board: 105
poster Computer facilities, production grids and networking Poster 1


Dan Nae (California Institute of Technology (CALTECH))


In this paper we present the design, implementation and evolution of the mission-orientedUSLHCNet for HEP research. The design philosophy behind our network is to help meet the dataintensive computing challenges of the next generation of particle physics experiments with a comprehensive, network-focused approach. Instead of treating the network as a static, unchanging and unmanaged set of inter-computer links, we are developing and using it as a dynamic, configurable and closely monitored resource that is managed from end-to-end. We will present our work in the various areas of the project, recent changes in the infrastructure, including the addition of LCAS/VCAT/GFP capable SONET equipment, future plans, transport protocol research and grid application development. Our working methodology is a continous cycle of evaluating equipment and technologies (servers, networking equipment, new standards) and network application development in order to build a production network for research. Our goal is to construct a nextgeneration network that is able to meet the data processing, distribution, access and analysis needs of the particle physics community.
Submitted on behalf of Collaboration (ex, BaBar, ATLAS) USLHCNet

Primary authors

Artur Barczyk (Caltech) Dan Nae (California Institute of Technology (CALTECH)) Harvey Newman (Caltech) Iosif Legrand (Caltech) Julian Bunn (Caltech) Sylvain Ravot (Caltech) Yang Xia (Caltech)

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