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Canada LightPath Data Transfer Trial

The Lightpath Trial is attempting to transmit 1 TeraByte (TB) of ATLAS data from TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, to CERN at high speed. ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) is one of the experiments being constructed for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.

Using SURFnet’s entire 2.5Gbps capacity between StarLight and NetherLight, as well as the planned 2.5Gbps links from Canada to StarLight and from NetherLight to CERN, an end-to-end lightpath is being built between TRIUMF in Vancouver and CERN. The goal is to transfer a 1TB of Monte Carlo data between a cluster at TRIUMF and a cluster at CERN in under 2 hours.

Acknowledgment: CANARIE; BCnet; HEPnet Canada; Extreme Networks; Intel Corporation; EU DataGrid; EU DataTAG; The Globus Project.

Corrie Kost
TRIUMF, Canada

Corrie Kost, Steve McDonald, Peter Gumplinger, Fred Jones, Mike Losty, Jack Chakhalian, Renee Poutissou, TRIUMF, Canada
Wade Hong, Carleton University, Canada
Randy Sobie, Dean Karlen, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Jim Pinfold, Bryan Caron, University of Alberta, Canada
Pekka Sinervo, University of Toronto, Canada
Mike Vetterli, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Mike Hrybyk, BCNet, British Columbia, Canada
Bill St. Arnaud, CANARIE, Canada
Olivier Martin, CERN, Switzerland
Leon Gommans, Bert Andree, Cees de Laat, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands