at the Large Hadron Collider:
Data Intensive Science and the Grid”
October 31, 2003
The highest energy accelerator,
the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is currently
being built at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.
Four large experiments will be run at this laboratory,
producing huge amounts of data (10-100 PetaBytes/year/experiment).
The collaborations for each of these experiments
are truly global with thousands of scientists
in each. Extracting interesting physics results
(SUSY particles, Higgs, etc.) from these huge
datasets will be a challenging computing problem.
The computing resources physically at the laboratory
will not be sufficient. A global grid of computing
centers will be used to process the data, including
one at Boston University. The computing model
and grid resources needed to do this job will
be discussed in the context of one of the large