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Grid Computing Centre Karlsruhe (GridKa)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Address:
Hermann von Helmholtz Platz 1, FIZ Karlsruhe, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Karlsruhe), PO: 76344 (Germany)
Location
Hermann von Helmholtz Platz 1, FIZ Karlsruhe, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Karlsruhe), PO: 76344 (Germany)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Germany
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2009
Contacts
Public Contact
Petzold Andreas
Email:
andreas.petzold@kit.edu
Scientific Description
The Grid Computing Center Karlsruhe (GridKa) serves as the German Tier-1 Data and Computing Center in the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid. GridKa provides large-scale online storage and computing resources for the four LHC experiments and for several other particle physics and astro-particle physics experiments. In addition, GridKa provides long-term archival storage for the experimental data of its users. GridKa is operated by Steinbuch Centre of Computing at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and funded by the Helmholtz Association and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

RI Keywords
Astro-particle physics computing, WLCG, Computing center, Tier-1 center, High energy physics computing, LHC computing, Data centre
Classifications
RI Category
Distributed Computing Facilities
Complex Data Facilities
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Services
Access to computing and storage resources

Users are given access to large-scale computing and storage resources for high energy physics and astro-particle physics applications.

Equipment
Computing and Data Center Facilities

Large-scale computing, online and archival storage resources are provided to the user communities. GridKa operates more than 13PB of online storage, more than 17PB of archival tape storage, and a large batch computing farm for more than 13000 parallel computing jobs.

Collaborations
Networks
European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)
WorldWide LHC Computing Grid (wLCG)
Date of last update: 21/02/2014
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