APPLICATIONS: Computer & Information Sciences
Advanced Networking Infrastructure & Research
Canada LightPath Data Transfer Trial
The Lightpath Trial is attempting to transmit 1 TeraByte (TB) of ATLAS data from TRIUMF, Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, to CERN at high speed. ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) is one of the experiments being constructed for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
Using SURFnet's entire 2.5Gbps capacity between StarLight and NetherLight, as well as the planned 2.5Gbps links from Canada to StarLight and from NetherLight to CERN, an end-to-end lightpath is being built between TRIUMF in Vancouver and CERN. The goal is to transfer a 1TB of Monte Carlo data between a cluster at TRIUMF and a cluster at CERN in under 2 hours.
Acknowledgment: CANARIE; BCnet; HEPnet Canada; Extreme Networks; Intel Corporation; EU DataGrid; EU DataTAG; The Globus Project.