CERN monitors ANAS's computing center
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 31 / Trend H. Valiyev /
Head of the Laboratory for High Energy at the Physics Institute, Hovsat Abdinov told Trend that the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) is monitoring the computing center of the Physics Institute of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS).
The main purpose of the monitoring activities are said to be focused on determining the effectiveness of its participation in the ATLAS project.
"Positive results of the monitoring will form the basis of the Computing Center's accreditation in the Atlas Project Management Center. The obtained accreditation will enable our center to become a full member of the European distribution network, provided within the project EGI (European Grid Infrastructure)," Abdinov added.
Registration in the Atlas project was intended for key physical experiments at Large Hadron Collider. It will allow the data center of the Institute of Physics to process the information flow of the European Center.
A distribution network within the EGI project, consisting of 200,000 computers, located in 33 countries, was launched on September 14. Within the project, the computing power of computers, located in 300 data centers, will be used.
Presently, there are about 300 PCs involved in the Azerbaijani segment and these are provided to the Physics Institute by European Center.
The capacity of the communication channel for exchanging information between the Physics Institute and CERN is 25 Mbps. This will be increased to 100 Mbps.
Enabling Grid for e-Science is used today by more than 13,000 scientists and staff of CERN for the processing of data obtained during experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. An introduction of the 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.