National contribution to the development of the LCG computing grid for elementary particle physics (CONDEGRID)

Contract: 7 / 10.03.2020

Duration: 2020-2021 (22 months)


CONDEGRID is the support project for the participation of the Romanian Federation RO-LCG to the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) collaboration, in the framework of the National Plan for Research and Innovation - III, module 5/5.2/CERN-RO. The project is funded by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization.

The main objective of the LHC Computing Grid project (LCG) is to develop and maintain the distributed computing infrastructure that is required for the storage, processing and analysis of the data produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.

The WLCG collaboration was initiated by CERN in 2005, in the aim of the global coordination of the entities which participate to the LHC Grid.

Romania has joined WLCG in 2006, committing itself to contribute to the LHC Computing Grid with resources and personnel provided by 5 institutions which are grouped in the Romanian Tier-2 Federation RO-LCG.

The strategic objective of the CONDEGRID project is to continue the support for the coordination, operation, development and maintenance of the national system of resources and services provided by RO-LCG for the LHC Computing Grid, in accordance with the LCG Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The project sustains RO-LCG’s contribution to the computational support for three major LHC experiments – ALICE, ATLAS and LHCb, within the WLCG collaboration.



Horia Hulubei National Institute for Research and Development in Physics and Nuclear Engineering

Institute for Space Sciences

National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies - Cluj

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

Politehnica University of Bucharest

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