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GridPP at the CERN@school Research Symposium
September 30th, 2014

Over 100 students and teachers attended the first CERN@school Research Symposium on the 8th of September 2014, which saw simulated data produced using GridPP computing power presented to students in dedicated training workshops Read More…

GridPP leads the way on IPv6
September 25th, 2014

The Internet is running out of addresses. Under the IPv4 system, everything connected to the Internet needs a 32-bit identifier and, soon, we’ll have used up all of the 4.2 billion or so this allows Read More…

GridPP: ahead in the Cloud
September 24th, 2014

One of the major themes at GridPP33 was the developments in cloud computing within the GridPP Collaboration, and how these are affecting preparations for the imminent “Run 2” of the Large Hadron Collider Read More…

GridPP33: Preparing for Run 2
September 23rd, 2014

ICYMI, August 2014 saw the GridPP Collaboration gather at the University of Cumbria, Ambleside for GridPP33. The glorious, relaxed Lake District setting provided an ideal backdrop for the task at hand – preparing the UK’s computing grid for “Run 2: The LHC Strikes Back” Read More…

GridPP runs simulations for school science
June 30th, 2014

CERN@school, a programme that aims to bring CERN into classrooms around the world, has used GridPP resources to produce simulated data for participating students to study in preparation for the launch of LUCID experiment this summer. Read More…

Advancing Excellent Science at EGICF14
June 2nd, 2014

May 19th-23rd saw the EGI Community Forum 2014 take place in Helsinki, Finland, and representatives from the UK’s GridPP Collaboration were in attendance to find out EGI’s take on “Advancing Excellent Science” Read More…

Science Showoff – guest curation by GridPP
April 8th, 2014

Tues 15th April 2014 – Star of Kings, York Way: Next week will see Science Showoff’s “Big Data, Big Questions, Big Fun” raise money for Read More…

GridPP32: Proceedings from Pitlochry
March 31st, 2014

Last week saw the 32nd GridPP Collaboration meeting – a.k.a. GridPP32 – take place at the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry, Scotland, kindly supported by DataDirect Networks. Read More…

How Big is a year of Big Data for ATLAS?
February 13th, 2014

The phrase “Big Data” means many things to many people. For GridPP, and indeed the WLCG, one of the key matters is the sheer volume of data Read More…

instantUI: work with the grid from anywhere
January 16th, 2014

As GridPP seeks to make its computing resources available to more users outside of the UK particle physics community, one of the challenges faced is making access to the grid as easy as possible. Thanks to a new tool, developed by Stephen Jones at the University of Liverpool, things just got a little bit easier – grid jobs can now be submitted from (almost) anywhere. Read More…