The CDF central analysis farm

T. H. Kim, M. Neubauer, I. Sfiligoi, L. Weems, F. Wurthwein

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With Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron well underway, many computing challenges inherent to analyzing large volumes of data produced in particle physics research need to be met. We present the computing model within CDF designed to address the physics needs of the collaboration. Particular emphasis is placed on current development of a large O(1000) processor PC cluster at Fermilab serving as the Central Analysis Farm (CAF) for CDF. Future plans leading toward distributed computing and GRID within CDF are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)892-896
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3 III
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Batch
  • CDF
  • Computing
  • Grid
  • High-energy physics
  • Physics analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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