SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING FOR PARTICLE PHYSICS

  • WLCG Dashboard
  • LHC Universe
  • CMS collisions
  • PIC machine room
The Scientific Computing Unit engages in the development and implementation of data-intensive distributed computing technologies, such as Grid and Cloud computing, and highly parallel processing techniques, providing infrastructure and support to the particle physics, astroparticle and observational cosmology projects of the department. In particular, the Unit operates two data centers of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), a distributed computing infrastructure built to meet the challenge of data processing on an unprecedented scale in the LHC. A Tier-2 center for the CMS experiment is located in the CIEMAT site in Madrid and a Tier-1 center is managed in Barcelona at PIC. PIC has emerged as a reference center for scientific computing techniques in a enviroment of massive datasets that allows to support a wide range of scientific disciplines. 

 

 

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CHEP 2016

The 22nd International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2016, takes place in San Francisco, USA. The CHEP conferences address challenges in computing, networking and software for the world’s leading data-intensive science experiments that currently analyze hundreds of petabytes of data using worldwide computing resources. Members of our group participate in 10 contributions to CHEP.