The LZ UK Data Centre
Blackett Laboratory, Department of Physics, Imperial College London,
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7RH, United Kingdom,
Published online: 17 September 2019
LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a Dark Matter experiment based at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, USA. It is currently under construction and aims to start data taking in 2020. Its computing model stipulates two independent data centres, one in the USA and one in the UK. Both data centres will hold a complete copy of the experiment’s data and are expected to handle all aspects of data processing and user analysis. Here we discuss the set-up of the UK data centre within the context of the existing UK Grid infrastructure and show that a mature distributed computing system such as the Grid can be extended to serve as a central data centre for a reasonably large non-LHC experiment.
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