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

Contract: 6 / 16.03.2016

Project value: 3.872.175 RON


CONDEGRID is a support project for the participation of the Romanian Tier-2 Federation RO-LCG to the WLCG international collaboration, in the framework of the National Plan for Research and Innovation - III, module CERN-RO, which is funded by the National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation.

The main objective of the LHC Computing Grid project (LCG), which was approved by the CERN Council in 2001, 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.
Due to the complexity of the distributed LCG network, the fulfillment of the technical conditions this infrastructure must satisfy in order to serve the worldwide LHC community is possible only if the development and the exploatation of the Grid is well coordinated. This is the reason why the Worldwide LCG collaboration (WLCG) was initiated by CERN in 2005, in the aim of the global coordination of the local entities which are connected to the 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 CONDEGRID poject, financed by the National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation (ANCSI), is focused on the development and exploitation of the national Grid system for the storage, processing, and analysis of the data for ALICE, ATLAS, and LHCb experiments, aiming at unifying all the existing national LCG resources within the RO-LCG Federation.



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

CONDEGRID 2012-2015

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