Particle Physics Grid Computing at Lancaster

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

Particle physics is about to receive huge amounts of data from the Large Hadron Collider. In order to process it and do the physics analysis, you need a lot of computing power and disk to store the data on. This can only be done by spreading the job over many sites aorund the world and linking them with cleaver software ('middleware') to make them all seem as if they were almost local. The resulting system is called a Grid. This proposal is to provide the some of the required Grid reosurces at Lancaster, and to fuind people to commission and operate the system, and to complete work on providing interfaces and programmes to use the Grid effectively.

Publications

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Pralavorio P (2013) SUSY searches at ATLAS in Frontiers of Physics

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Orestano Domizia (2013) SEARCH FOR THE STANDARD MODEL HIGGS BOSON WITH THE ATLAS DETECTOR in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS D

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Moscicki J (2009) Ganga: A tool for computational-task management and easy access to Grid resources in Computer Physics Communications

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Colling D (2013) Processing LHC data in the UK. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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Collaboration T (2015) Modelling Z ? tt processes in ATLAS with t-embedded Z ? µµ data in Journal of Instrumentation

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Britton D (2009) GridPP: the UK grid for particle physics. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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ATLAS Collaboration (2012) Measurement of the top quark mass with the template method in the [Formula: see text] channel using ATLAS data. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2012) Search for lepton flavour violation in the continuum with the ATLAS detector in [Formula: see text] collisions at the LHC. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2012) Measurement of the charge asymmetry in top quark pair production in collisions at [Formula: see text] using the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2012) A search for [Formula: see text] resonances with the ATLAS detector in 2.05 fb of proton-proton collisions at [Formula: see text]. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Improved luminosity determination in collisions at [Formula: see text] using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Multi-channel search for squarks and gluinos in [Formula: see text] collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2015) Constraints on the off-shell Higgs boson signal strength in the high-mass and final states with the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Measurement of the [Formula: see text] production cross section in the tau + jets channel using the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Measurement of jet shapes in top-quark pair events at [Formula: see text] using the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Jet energy resolution in proton-proton collisions at [Formula: see text] recorded in 2010 with the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2015) Search for [Formula: see text] decays in [Formula: see text] collisions at [Formula: see text] = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Measurement of kT splitting scales in W?l? events at [Formula: see text] with the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2012) Measurement of polarization in ? decays with the ATLAS detector in collisions at [Formula: see text]. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2015) Performance of the ATLAS muon trigger in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] TeV. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Improved luminosity determination in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Jet energy resolution in proton-proton collisions at [Formula: see text] recorded in 2010 with the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2015) Measurement of the top-quark mass in the fully hadronic decay channel from ATLAS data at [Formula: see text]. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Multi-channel search for squarks and gluinos in [Formula: see text]pp collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2013) Measurement of splitting scales in ? events at [Formula: see text] with the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

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ATLAS Collaboration (2015) Measurements of the [Formula: see text] production cross sections in association with jets with the ATLAS detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

 
Description Supported pilot commercial use (e.g. Cambridge Ontology)
First Year Of Impact 2007
Impact Types Economic

 
Description ATLAS 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department CERN LHC ATLAS
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Tracking R&D and construction, software, distributed computing systems, detector operations, trigger performance and design, Standard Model, B-physics, Onium, Higgs, Top and SUSY studies; ran UK software and computing
Collaborator Contribution Detector operations, computing operations, software, shared physics tools
Impact currently O(200) papers in press (Feb 2013)
 
Description GridPP 
Organisation European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Middleware, hardware, operations; ATLAS Member of the PMB, formerly Applications Co-ordinator, Deputy Chair of Users Board. Provide Deployment Team member.
Collaborator Contribution Middleware, operations, co-ordination
Impact some papers, enabled many physics papers.
 
Description GridPP 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department GRIDPP3
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Middleware, hardware, operations; ATLAS Member of the PMB, formerly Applications Co-ordinator, Deputy Chair of Users Board. Provide Deployment Team member.
Collaborator Contribution Middleware, operations, co-ordination
Impact some papers, enabled many physics papers.
 
Description T2K 
Organisation T2K Collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborators, detector builders (ND280), operators
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators
Impact Papers, detector R&D
 
Description WLCG 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hardware, middleware, operations; Collaboration Board Member and Chair
Collaborator Contribution Hardware, middleware, operations, co-ordination
Impact All LHC and Tevatron papers
 
Description 5 Particle Physics Masterclasses/Residentials 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Increases interest in science and particle physics

Increased applications to Lancaster, citing particle phsyics interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Big bang fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Big Bang Fair, general science exhibition at the NEC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact many thousands saw stands on the Grid/Higgs physics/Beyond the Higgs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2011,2014