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The Grid for UK Particle Physics



We propose to deploy a Grid as the main mechanism for delivering very large scale computational resources to the UK Particle Physics community. We believe this foundation will underpin the success, and increase the discovery potential, of UK physicists. In order to do this we will need to establish a production quality Grid of unprecedented robustness, scale and functionality. We will ensure that sufficient hardware resources become available and that applications co-develop with the infrastructure, resulting in a Grid that is both accessible and inclusive. The proposal is fully integrated with international projects and we wish to seize the opportunity to capitalise on the UK leadership already established in several areas. The Grid will be directly connected to a large-scale e-Science Grid across Europe and will inter-operate with Grids in the United States.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Pilot
Grant Value: £32,900,000.00
Start Date: 01/09/2001
End Date: 01/09/2004
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: PPARC

Project Members
Prof Tony Doyle
Prof Steve Lloyd

Collaborating Organisations
Brunel University
Imperial College London
Lancaster University
Royal Holloway, University of London
School of Physics (University of Edinburgh)
Swansea University
University College London
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Durham
University of Glasgow
University of Liverpool
University of London
University of Manchester
University of Oxford
University of Sheffield
University of Zurich

Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Authentication & Authorisation
Data Access Services
Data Cataloguing and Provenance
Fault Management
Grid Administration Services
Grid Computational Services
Grid Information Service
Global Queuing
Market Economy Services
QoS Dependability
Resource Access Services
Security and Privacy

Application Area(s) associated with Project
Particle Physics & Astronomy


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