Shared Computing Driving Discovery: From the Large Hadron Collider to Virus Hunting

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room LL20C (San Jose Convention Center)
Frank Wuerthwein,University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
The need for 8,000 scientists around the world to access and analyze huge volumes of data from the Large Hadron Collider spurred the development of a whole new concept in distributed computing. In this presentation, a particle physicist and early driver of distributed computing will explain the development of the LHC’s international computing infrastructure and how it came to be used by many other fields of science.