The World Wide LHC Grid (WLCG), a large scale distributed scientific computing infrastructure
Scientific organizationCERN Geneva, Switzerland
Scientific disciplineInformation technologies
TopicThe World Wide LHC Grid (WLCG), a large scale distributed scientific computing infrastructure
WLCG, a federation of more than 170 computer centres in 42 countries, provides since 2008 the computing and storage required by the experiments of the LHC accelerators. It gives more than 10000 physicists seamless access to 300 PBytes and more than 600.000 cores. The lecture will describe the technology, operation and the evolution of this system.
Keywordsdistributed computing, scientific computing, grid computing, cloud computing