The keynote speaker is from the IT department at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)! This team was building their IT infrastructure since 2000 in prep for what has become one of the biggest data gathering and processing systems in the world.
Tony Cass, CERN
CERN's IT department, in collaboration with particle physics computing institutes around the world, has been preparing for the arrival of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data since early 2000. Now that the accelerator is in operation--with routine operation at record colliding energies since March--I will report on how the computing infrastructure has stood up to the test of real data, compare today's reality to both recent tests and original predictions, and then risk some predictions about the future evolution of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid.