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Grid Computing Centre Karlsruhe (GridKa)
Hosting Legal Entity
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Hermann von Helmholtz Platz 1, FIZ Karlsruhe, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Karlsruhe), PO: 76344 (Germany)
Hermann von Helmholtz Platz 1, FIZ Karlsruhe, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Karlsruhe), PO: 76344 (Germany)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2009
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
LHC computing, WLCG, High energy physics computing, Tier-1 center, Astro-particle physics computing, Computing center, Data centre
RI Category
Complex Data Facilities
Distributed Computing Facilities
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
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.

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.

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