Thursday, June 01, 2006

CERN Seeks to Tighten Security for Data Grid

Lara Williams writes on Computing:

CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and birthplace of the web, is starting a two-year project to improve security for its worldwide data grid.

The European organisation for nuclear research identified that partner sites on the grid are a security concern; many are open access public institutions supporting the lab’s projects.

CERN tests innovative technologies in partnership with industry, and has asked security specialists Stonesoft and F-Secure to test security for the launch of the large hadron collider (LHC) project next year.

The 27km underground particle accelerator will distribute large amounts of information onto the worldwide LHC computing grid. More than 1GB per second of data will be generated and either stored at CERN or sent to 12 major computing sites and a further 100 institutes around the world for analysis.

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