Oct 10 – 14, 2016
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
America/Los_Angeles timezone

Developing the WLCG Tier-1 center GridKa as topical center in a multidisciplinary research environment

Oct 10, 2016, 3:15 PM
Sierra B (San Francisco Mariott Marquis)

Sierra B

San Francisco Mariott Marquis

Oral Track 6: Infrastructures Track 6: Infrastructures


Andreas Heiss (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))


The WLCG Tier-1 center GridKa is developed and operated by the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It was the origin of further Big Data research activities and
infrastructures at SCC, e.g. the Large Scale Data Facility (LSDF), providing petabyte scale data storage
for various non-HEP research communities.
Several ideas and plans exist to address the increasing demand for large scale data storage and data management services
and computing resources by more and more science communities within Germany and Europe, e.g. the
the Helmholtz Data Federation (HDF) or the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
In the era of LHC run 3 and Belle-II, high energy physics will produce even more data than in the
past years, requiring improvements of the computing and data infrastructures as well as computing models.

We present our plans to further develop GridKa
as topical center within the multidisciplinary research evironments at KIT, in Germany and Europe and
in the light of increasing requirements and advanced computing models to provide the best possible services to high energy physics.

Primary Keyword (Mandatory) Computing facilities

Primary authors

Andreas Heiss (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)) Andreas Petzold (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))

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