GridPP is a collaboration of particle physicists and computer scientists from the UK and CERN. They have built a distributed computing grid across the UK for particle physicists. GridPP's vision is to create and manage a computing infrastructure for UK particle physicists using open source software, applications and middleware. At the moment there is a working particle physics grid across 17 UK institutions. We also contribute to many related projects.
With the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator, running at CERN the grid is being used to process the accompanying data deluge. The UK grid is contributing more than the equivalent of 20,000 PCs to this worldwide effort. You can learn more about grids and GridPP on our introducing the grid page.
GridPP is for researchers, and originally proposed to support the LHC experiments but now supports other particle physics experiments, other physicists, researchers from numerous other disciplines and even small to medium enterprises. The full range of the research we support can be found on this page.
For visualisations of the grid, from real time monitoring to explanations of the grid's inner workings you can visit our demos page.
For information on the images on our popular magic cubes visit this page.
We also have a list of the Mailing lists and contact details for GridPP.
There is even a BOINC team for people interested in GridPP.
A short extract from a DVD explaining the grid and GridPP
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