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Azerbaijani Academy of Sciences’ computing center to pass registration at CERN

ICT Materials 5 January 2011 16:32
The computing center of the Institute of Physics at Azerbaijani Academy of Sciences will pass registration at the Center for Atlas Project Management at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the coming month, Ovsat Abdinov, the head of laboratory for High Energy Physics at the Institute of Physics of Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences told Trend.

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.5 / Trend H. Valiyev /

The computing center of the Institute of Physics at Azerbaijani Academy of Sciences will pass registration at the Center for Atlas Project Management at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the coming month, Ovsat Abdinov, the head of laboratory for High Energy Physics at the Institute of Physics of Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences told Trend.

At present, the computing center of the institute is connected to the European distribution network, provided within the project EGI (European Grid Infrastructure).

Registration in the Atlas project was intended for key physical experiments at Large Hadron Collider, which will allow datacenter of the Institute of Physics to process the information flow of the European Center.

Distribution network within the EGI project, consisting of 200,000 computers, located in 33 countries, was launched on Sept. 14. Within the project, the computing power of computers, located at 300 datacenters, will be used.

Presently, there are about 300 PCs involved in the Azerbaijani segment, which are provided to the Institute of Physics by European Center. The system will operate in real time as one supercomputer and is intended to hold scientific computing. 

"The capacity of the communication channel for exchanging information between the Institute of Physics and CERN is 25 Mbps, which will be increased to 100 Mbps. Today, we are working on connecting to the Ganja branch and other organizations of the Azerbaijani Academy of Sciences to the datacenter," Abdinov said.

Enabling Grid for e-Science is used today by more than 13,000 scientists and staff of CERN for processing of data obtained during the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

Introduction of Grid segment will allow the institute to process the CERN information flow, using resources of participating countries to solve difficult tasks in national interests, for example, carrying out geological studies to reveal energy resources, medicine, etc.

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