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RACF's ATLAS Activity Featured in NYAS Article

by John S. De Stefano Jr. last modified Mar 21, 2012 03:55 PM
BNL's RACF was featured recently in an article by The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine about its ATLAS Tier 1 computing activity.
RACF's ATLAS Activity Featured in NYAS Article

A view of the ATLAS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Source: nyas.org

Excerpt: "The task of identifying the universe's fundamental particles is complex enough that it takes 3,000 scientists at 174 institutions around the world to operate the ATLAS detector and analyze the data generated. Data generated at CERN, the Tier-0 computing facility, is transferred to Tier-1, -2, and -3 centers through a federated grid-based computing system. BNL, the largest ATLAS Tier-1 center in the world, is responsible for 23% of the total Tier-1 computing and storage capacity, says Michael Ernst, manager, Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider/ATLAS Computing Facility at BNL."

Please see the full article on the New York Academy of Science web site.

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