ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP) to share in $23 million eResearch funding through NeCTAR (National eResearch Tools and Resources)
CoEPP has made the list of NeCTAR (National eResearch Tools and Resources) preferred projects, announced on 23 January. The funding will assist the Centre to build both a National Cloud-based, general purpose, high throughput, data processing, simulation and analysis facility; and to enable its grid site to be deployed on the NeCTAR research cloud.
Many of the grand challenges of science in the 21st century are tackled by large teams of geographically dispersed researchers who utilize advanced instruments to generate vast quantities of information. The epitome of these kinds of endeavours is the international study of CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) physics and, in particular, the worldwide processing and analysis of data from the LHC. CoEPP works directly on the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The cloud-based eResearch tool”headed by Associate Professor Martin Sevior”will allow the Centre to be full participants in the hunt for new physics at the LHC and will contribute to national and global connectivity.
Associate Professor Martin Sevior says "The funding provided by NeCTAR will equip Australia to be full participants for the hunt for new physics at the LHC, and to enable us to become leaders in the worldwide challenge to combine the flexibility of Cloud-based resources with the scalability, connectivity and throughput of computing grids"
NeCTAR is a $47 million dollar, Australian Government project, conducted as part of the Super Science initiative and financed by the Education Investment Fund.
NeCTAR's eResearch tools extend and enhance existing research tools and applications to make them more collaborative, accessible and to support research workflows. eResearch Tools projects are encouraged to deploy their applications on the NeCTAR Research Cloud to achieve wide access and scalability.