For Research & Education


Project Description

Led by Dr. Joel Snow, Associate Professor of Physics, Department of Mathematics

The Lucille cluster at LUCCRE serves as an opportunistic computing and storage site as part of the US Southwest Tier 2 distributed computing facility (a collaboration of U. Texas at Arlington, the U. Oklahoma (OU), and (LU) of the ATLAS HEP experiment  taking place at the Large Hadron Collide (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The cluster produces simulation data as part of the ATLAS distributed computing infrastructure. Simulation data is crucial to the physics analyses that produce publishable knowledge. The LHC upgrade will produce data at a significantly higher rate than previously. The need for more compute and storage resources rises faster than the integrated beam luminosity because of the the increased complexity of events at higher energy and luminosity. Concomitant with that is the need for qualified and motivated scientists, engineers, and technicians to engage research challenges.