Grid Computing

Our Grid projects focus on the need to provide users with a simple and uniform way to access highly distributed computing resources. Driven by the needs of the next generation of experiments, the particle physics community have become a driving force in this area and Oxford Physics is involved in many very interesting areas of Grid development and deployment.

In particle physics, we have three experiments actively involved in Grid Development, LHCb, Atlas and CDF. To support these developments we have a growing group which includes a lecturer, 3 full time software engineering positions and 2 PPARC funded E-Science studentships. We enjoy close collaboration with the computer science department in Oxford and share an additional post with them.

Oxford plays a strong part in the  UK's GridPP Project by being part of SouthGrid. The local Grid cluster forms Oxford's contribution to the Tier 2 centre.
The cluster supports all the major LHC VOs (Virtual Organisations), and many more which are part of the EGEE project. The UK's contribution to this grid can be monitored at the GSTAT web site. This cluster is part of the LHC Computing Grid LCG.

Please follow the links below to find out more about projects in Particle Physics

National Centres and projects in other departments are listed below.