SC12 Overview

University of Victoria, BCNET, CANARIE, Caltech, University of Michigan

High energy physics experiments, such as ATLAS and CMS at the LHC, are collecting petabytes of data. This data needs to be moved to the computing facilities that are distributed around the world. High-speed networks are currently used to move the data but as the size of the data samples continue to grow, it is critical that we develop faster networks. The current networks used by the LHC are 10 gigabits/second. This project will show that the new network and computing technologies will allow us to increase the network capability by a factor of 10 to 100 gigabits/second.

For more information, contact: 
Randall Sobie   
Institute of Particle Physics Research Scientist, University of Victoria
Email : (rsobie at
Telephone :  (250) 721-7733