Particle Physics Data analysis cluster for ATLAS LHC experiment

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This activity will study the ability to establish, configure and run as small analysis cluster for particle physics data analysis from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Such a cluster includes interactive part for data analysis visualization and batch component for larger scale throughput prior to visualization.
Use of FutureSystems
Intent to investigate the use of cloud resources to emulate the behavior of particle physics analysis cluster found at Universities. Data taken from the ATLAS experiment at the LHC will be analyzed.
Scale of Use
Typically 15-30 VM's run periodically for several hours (< 12 hrs) at a time, with occasional scaling up to a few hundred VM's depending on the number of analyzers using the system