In preparation for the need to collect, analyze, and archive up to 100 terabytes of data per year, CHESS has launched an initiative to upgrade its computing infrastructure, drawing on the host laboratory's decades-long experience with operating high-energy physics experiments. Among the planned improvements are new high-throughput redundant storage devices for data collection at each x-ray beamline, an offsite magnetic tape archive for long-term storage, cutting-edge processors for immediate data analysis, and a high-speed 10-gigabit network to connect all these elements together. Watch this space for more details as these developments come online over the next few months.
Werner Sun has been Director of IT at CLASSE since April 2013. He first came to CLASSE in the late 90's as a graduate student on the CLEO experiment and then continued as a research associate in the Cornell experimental high-energy physics group. In his current role, he has been working closely with CHESS staff to help build the computing infrastructure for upcoming photon science experiments at CHESS.