CMS Document 6052-v1

CHEP 2012 TALK: A New Information Architecture, Web Site and Services for the CMS Experiment

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CMS-doc-6052-v1
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Talk
Submitted by:
Lucas Taylor
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Lucas Taylor
Document Created:
29 May 2012, 16:50
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29 May 2012, 16:50
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14 Jun 2012, 16:24
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Abstract:
The age and size of the CMS collaboration at the LHC means it now has many hundreds of inhomogeneous web sites and services and more than 100,000 documents. We describe a major initiative to create a single coherent CMS internal and public web site. This uses the Drupal web Content Management System (now supported by CERN/IT) on top of a standard LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and php/perl). The new navigation, content and search services are coherently integrated with numerous existing CERN services (CDS, EDMS, Indico, phonebook, Twiki) as well as many CMS internal Web services. We describe the information architecture; the system design, implementation and monitoring; the document and content database; security aspects; and our deployment strategy which ensured continual smooth operation of all systems at all times.
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