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TY - CONF AU - Steerenberg, R. AU - Albert, M. AU - Alemany-Fernández, R. AU - Argyropoulos, T. AU - Bravin, E. AU - Crockford, G.E. AU - Dumont, J.-C. AU - Fuchsberger, K. AU - Giachino, R. AU - Giovannozzi, M. AU - Hemelsoet, G.H. AU - Höfle, W. AU - Jacquet, D. AU - Lamont, M. AU - Métral, E. AU - Nisbet, D. AU - Papotti, G. AU - Pojer, M. AU - Ponce, L. AU - Redaelli, S. AU - Salvachua, B. AU - Schaumann, M. AU - Solfaroli, M. AU - Suykerbuyk, R. AU - Trad, G. AU - Uythoven, J.A. AU - Uznanski, S. AU - Walsh, D.J. AU - Wenninger, J. AU - Zerlauth, M. ED - Boland, Mark ED - Tanaka, Hitoshi ED - Button, David ED - Dowd, Rohan ED - Schaa, Volker RW ED - Tan, Eugene TI - Operation and Performance of the Cern Large Hadron Collider During Proton Run 2 J2 - Proc. of IPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019 CY - Melbourne, Australia T2 - International Particle Accelerator Conference T3 - 10 LA - english AB - Run 2 of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was successfully completed on 10th December 2018, achieving largely all goals set in terms of luminosity production. Following the first two-year long shutdown and the re-commissioning in 2015 at 6.5 TeV, the beam performance was increased to reach a peak luminosity of more than twice the design value and a colliding beam time ratio of 50%. This was accomplished thanks to the increased beam brightness from the injector chain, the high machine availability and the performance enhancements made in the LHC for which some methods and tools, foreseen for the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) were tested and deployed operationally. This contribution provides an overview of the operational aspects, main limitations and achievements for the proton Run 2. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 504 EP - 507 KW - luminosity KW - operation KW - proton KW - emittance KW - injection DA - 2019/06 PY - 2019 SN - 978-3-95450-208-0 DO - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPMP031 UR - http://jacow.org/ipac2019/papers/mopmp031.pdf ER -