Glasgow grid computing hub gets £400,000 expansion funding boost
Issued: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 12:05:00 BST
A hi-tech computing facility at the heart of the UK’s particle physics research is to expand thanks to a £400,000 grant from the Science & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC). The facility at the University of Glasgow is the hub of ScotGrid, a network which links to computing centres at the universities of Edinburgh and Durham and other grids in the UK and globally, which processes and stores data produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Professor Tony Doyle, ScotGrid co-project leader, University of Glasgow, said: “This investment by the STFC is a welcome boost for us. ScotGrid has transformed the way we do analysis and Glasgow is a leading ‘tier-2’ site within the worldwide LHC Computing Grid. We have a proven track record of delivering large amounts of grid storage and computational power with levels of reliability unsurpassed in the UK.”