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The Frontiers Collection

From the Web to the Grid and Beyond

Computing Paradigms Driven by High-Energy Physics

Editors: Brun, René, Carminati, Frederico, Galli-Carminati, Giuliana (Eds.)

  • Provides the first systematic account of particle physics driven computing paradigms
  •  Includes a detailed historical account of the field from the CERN point of view
  • Written as a unique and collective effort by leading pioneers and researchers
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 Born after World War II, large-scale experimental high-energy physics (HEP) has found itself limited ever since by available accelerator, detector and computing technologies. Accordingly, HEP has made significant contributions to the development of these fields, more often than not driving their innovations. The invention of the World Wide Web at CERN is merely the best-known example out of many. This book is the first comprehensive account to trace the history of this pioneering spirit in the field of computing technologies. It covers everything up to and including the present-day handling of the huge demands imposed upon grid and distributed computing by full-scale LHC operations—operations which have for years involved many thousands of collaborating members worldwide and accordingly provide the original and natural testbed for grid computing concepts. This book takes the reader on a guided tour encompassing all relevant topics, including programming languages, software engineering, large databases, the Web, and grid- and cloud computing. The important issue of intellectual property regulations for distributed software engineering and computing is also addressed. Aptly, the book closes with a visionary chapter of what may lie ahead. Approachable and requiring only basic understanding of physics and computer sciences, this book is intended for both education and research.

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From the reviews:

“The editors of this book have brought together chapters written by many well-known people in the field of computing in high-energy physics. … It is a highly interesting book, and I plan to read many of the chapters again.” (Peter Clarke, CERN Courier, April, 2014)

“This book is a review of developments over the past 30 years, showing how many mainstream concepts and technologies were originally used by physicists. … The book’s 11 chapters cover a broad range of topics. … This is an interesting book from a computer historian perspective, offering a number of lesser-known details on the early years of scientific computing and networking.” (Alessandro Berni, ACM Computing Reviews, March, 2013)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Technologies, Collaborations and Languages: 20 Years of HEP Computing

    Brun, René

    Pages 1-53

  • Why HEP Invented the Web?

    Segal, Ben

    Pages 55-67

  • Computing Services for LHC: From Clusters to Grids

    Robertson, Les

    Pages 69-89

  • The Realities of Grid Computing

    Lorenzo, Patricia Méndez (et al.)

    Pages 91-114

  • Software Development in HEP

    Carminati, Federico

    Pages 115-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From the Web to the Grid and Beyond
Book Subtitle
Computing Paradigms Driven by High-Energy Physics
Editors
  • René Brun
  • Frederico Carminati
  • Giuliana Galli-Carminati
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23157-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23157-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23156-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43881-3
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 360
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