The CoEPP Research Computing team delivers reliable computing resources to the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG). Local computing resources for use by Australian CoEPP physicists have been significantly enhanced, primarily through the deployment of virtual resources in the Australian Nectar Research Cloud and on the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI).

The Research Computing team has improved the CoEPP Tier 3 computing resources available to the experimental nodes. A new two-node cluster has been deployed in Adelaide with storage provided by eResearch South Australia. Sydney's Tier 3 cluster has been upgraded to Scientific Linux 6.4 and brought into the CoEPP deployment framework; while Melbourne's cluster has been upgraded to Scientific Linux 6.4.

The Cloud team has contributed to seamlessly integrate national research cloud resources based on OpenStack into CoEPP's infrastructures with minimal modification to existing system works. The cloud system is in fully functioning production and is widely used by CoEPP theorists and experimentalists to run simulation and analysis jobs. 

Research Computing continues to engage with the physics researchers to ensure that their computing needs are being met by the services being provided and that they are aware of the resources available to them on all of CoEPP's computing platforms, be it physical hardware, grid sites or in the cloud.

(LHC data processing. Video courtesy of CERN)

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