OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research

Supercomputing Symposium 2003

Wednesday September 24 -
Thursday September 25 2003
at the University of Oklahoma

Dr. Joel Snow
Associate Professor of Physics
Langston University

Joel Snow received a doctoral degree from Yale University in 1983 for research performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Alternating Gradient Synchrotron in Long Island, NY. As a collaborator from the University of Oklahoma, where he spent the next decade as postdoctoral research associate and later senior research physicist, Snow participated in E653, a fixed target experiment at Fermi National Laboratory's Tevatron in Batavaia, IL and the CLEO experiment at Cornell's electron-positron storage ring facility. After joining the faculty of Langston University Snow joined the D-Zero experiment at the Tevatron and the ATLAS experiment, which will take data at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Snow is an associate professor of physics at Langston University and an adjunct associate professor of physics at the University of Oklahoma.

1975 B. S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1977 M. Phil., Physics, Yale University
1983 Ph. D., High Energy Physics, Yale University

Talk Abstract
High Energy Physics at OSCER: A User Perspective

A user perspective of the OSCER facility is presented from the viewpoint of experimental high energy physics (HEP). The University of Oklahoma/Langston University (OU/LU) group are collaborators in the D-Zero experiment at Fermilab and the ATLAS experiment at CERN. Outlined here is why OSCER is important for the computing needs of those experiments and how it is and will be used. Presented is an overview of the computing context in operation for those experiments by the OU/LU group. Problems encountered in the implementation of a production simulation system on OSCER are discussed. Work proceeding on several fronts to overcome these problems is briefly described.

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