Kinetic Data: CERN, The ATLAS Experiment, and UVic

The largest scientific experiment in human history produces some of the largest and fastest-moving datasets in the world, creating singular challenges in data storage, transmission, processing, and analysis. The University of Victoria (UVic) is a major contributor to the worldwide collaboration that provides the computing infrastructure to make it possible. Come and learn from UVic Research Computing Services about CERN's Large Hadron Collider and the massive ATLAS experiment that's running there, explore the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid that receives and handles its gigantic data flows, and see how UVic has used that challenge to spur innovation in cloud high performance computing (HPC)  and Kubernetes infrastructure.



Jeff Albert

Senior Systems Administrator | University of Victoria

Jeff Albert is a senior unix system administrator at the University of Victoria with over 12 years of experience. His national team responsibilities include a lead role on the Arbutus national team, operating Compute Canada’s largest cloud environment in production, as well as a related role on the Cloud National Team, collaborating with other cloud sites across Canada to standardize on best practices, and a further commitment to the Cloud Operations National Team, directly serving the researchers who conduct their work on the Compute Canada cloud services.


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