Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) The European research centre CERN has built the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Four huge detectors will record the trajectories of elementary particles being created by the collision of accelerated protons or atomic nuclei. These experiments will produce roughly 15 million gigabytes of data annually. The mission of the WLCG project is to develop, build, and maintain a computing infrastructure for storage and analysis of the LHC data. SCC is contributing to WLCG with GridKa and GGUS.
National Grid Initiative for Germany (NGI) NGI-DE is the National Grid Initiative for Germany and part of the European Grid Initiative (EGI). The goal of NGI-DE is to make available a reliable and secure e-infrastructure for Germany. It will provide a grid and cloud infrastructure in production quality for academic communities. In research NGI-DE has a focus on grids and clouds for academic and industrial use. Consortium manager of the related joint research unit is SCC.
European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) The EGI Federation is an international e-Infrastructure set up to provide advanced computing and data analytics services for research and innovation. The EGI e-infrastructure is publicly-funded and comprises hundreds of data centres and cloud providers spread across Europe and worldwide.
Global Grid User Support SCC provides a sustainable infrastructure for grid user support to different projects. Since 2003 EGEE/EGI relies on the Global Grid User Support, also WLCG, NGI-DE are using the support portals developed at SCC. An additional product offered by the GGUS team is the xGUS helpdesk template for resource infrastructure providers and user communities.