Scientific collaborations on global scale, such as CERN's Large Hadron Collider, rely today on the presence of high performance, high availability networks. The four LHC experiments alone generate over 200 PB of raw and derived data per year, stored and processed at computing facilities on all continents. On that scale, the efficiency in data movement translates directly into the capability to reach scientific goals.
The mission of Caltech's HEP Networking Group is to support the research in High Energy Physics through excellence in data networking services and applied research.
Currently focused on, but not limited to, the LHC community, our team provides high performance, reliable, and cost effective transatlantic core network solution to the LHC community. The US LHCNet network, operated by our team, interconnects CERN with US Tier 1 sites at Fermilab and BNL. Moreover, we participate in various research and development activities within the broad field of networking and large data transfers.