WLCG Node in Pakistan – Challenges & Experiences

  • Adeel-ur-Rehman
  • Sajjad Asghar
  • Usman Ahmad Malik
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In this paper, the experiences and the issues encountered during deployment and management of Worldwide LHC Computing Grid node in Pakistan (NCP-LCG2) have been presented. After describing about some significant figures and requirements regarding WLCG, it moves to discuss the core subject matter covering the challenges faced as well as the lessons learnt from running the setup during this time. A special emphasis is made on the weak and unstable network, non-standard hardware and insubstantial power infrastructure available for the setup, and as a consequence what was the performance of the site. This experience is unique and would be very beneficial to existing and new grid sites facing similar conditions. In the final part, a few of the online sites’ performance monitoring tools are referred to along with the standings of NCP-LCG2 with respect to each. The historical statistics results have been shown in the form of graphs illustrating the contrast and achievements under the weak and then improved infrastructure of NCP-LCG2 within the WLCG planet.


Large Hadron Collider Grid Service Grid Infrastructure Site Availability Grid Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adeel-ur-Rehman
    • 1
  • Sajjad Asghar
    • 1
  • Usman Ahmad Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.QAU CampusIslamabadPakistan

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