The NorduGrid architecture and tools

Paula Eerola, Balazs Konya, Oxana Smirnova, Tord Ekelöf, Mattias Ellert, John Renner Hansen, Jakob Langgaard Nielsen, Anders Wäänänen, Aleksander Konstantinov, Farid Ould-Saada, ATLAS Collaboration

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The NorduGrid project designed a Grid architecture with the primary goal to meet the requirements of production
tasks of the LHC experiments. While it is meant to be a rather generic Grid system, it puts emphasis
on batch processing suitable for problems encountered in High Energy Physics. The NorduGrid architecture
implementation uses the Globus ToolkitTM as the foundation for various components, developed by the project.
While introducing new services, the NorduGrid does not modify the Globus tools, such that the two can eventually
co-exist. The NorduGrid topology is decentralized, avoiding a single point of failure. The NorduGrid
architecture is thus a light-weight, non-invasive and dynamic one, while robust and scalable, capable of meeting
most challenging tasks of High Energy Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventComputing in High Energy Physics CHEP'03 - La Jolla, California
Duration: 2003 Mar 24 → …


ConferenceComputing in High Energy Physics CHEP'03
Period2003/03/24 → …

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Subatomic Physics

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  • ATLAS Computing Grid NorduGrid LHC


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