AUGER - Pierre Auger Observatory

Program Description: In the Pierre Auger research, 300 scientists from 16 countries study ultra-high energy cosmic rays, the most energetic and rarest of particles in the universe. When these particles strike the earth's atmosphere, they produce extensive air showers made of billions of secondary particles. While much progress has been made in nearly a century of research in understanding cosmic rays with low to moderate energies, those with extremely high energies remain mysterious. The Pierre Auger Observatory is working on solving these mysteries. In the Accelerator Modeling and R&D project, collaborations with industry and academia improve performance of Fermilab Main Injector, Project-X at Fermilab. The mission of the Accelerator Modeling and R&D department is: 1. To develop the computational accelerator physics tools, 2. To perform simulations for design studies for future accelerators, 3. To develop controls systems for future accelerators, and 4. To enable remote operations of future accelerators and experiments.

Year Started: 2004.

Organization Description: The Pierre Auger Collaboration includes more than 490 scientists from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.

Data Description: N/A

Project Type: Instrument

Project Domains: Math and Physical Sciences

No budget information

Federal Funding: DOE

Program Data

Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
Auger Observatory, Argentina -35.47,-69.58 Instrument Data Not Specified 0.004 No No
Lyon, France, France 45.76,4.84 Data Repository Data Not Specified 0.004 No No