GRIDPP PROJECT COORDINATION

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford

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Aaboud M (2017) Jet reconstruction and performance using particle flow with the ATLAS Detector. in The European physical journal. C, Particles and fields

 
Description The primary objective of GridPP is to provide the UK share of the computing resources to the World Wide LHC Computing Grid to enable the exploitation of the Physics data generated by the experiments on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. GridPP has built the largest computational grid in the UK which has been extremely successful in meeting our MoU commitments and contributed to the discovery of the HIGGS boson. In addition many other non-LHC and non particle physics Virtual Organizations have made use of approximately 10% of the resources.
Exploitation Route GridPP has also been used by many other non-LHC groups (or Virtual Organisations), to provide HTC (High Throughput Computing) that they require. We will continue to encourage and support other non-LHC groups to take advantage of this infrastructure and are developing solutions to make this easier. The resources and infrastructure in place could start to form a 'UK-T0' (UK Tier-0) site to provide HTC compute and storage for a wider community.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://www.gridpp.ac.uk/
 
Description The computing infrastructure developed by the GridPP project has been primarily used by the LHC experimental groups to process and analyse particle physics data. However it has also been used by many non-LHC groups from many scientific areas including Biomed (Avian Flu), Total, CAMONT, Gene analysis (BATS & Dolphins http://www.nature.com/news/convergent-evolution-seen-in-hundreds-of-genes-1.13679 )
First Year Of Impact 2001
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description EGI Council deputy UK representative
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.egi.eu/about/EGI.eu/council_members.html
 
Description EGI Project Management Board individual elected member
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.egi.eu/about/egi-inspire/governance/PMB.html
 
Description Engagement with the Recode FP7 project
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Head the secretariat for the E-infrastructure Leadership Council
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/e-infrastructure-leadership-council
 
Description Member of RCUK Cloud Working Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxcfUHTVkTU6Y2tubkVkTlEwa28/view
 
Description National e Infrastructure Project Directors Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description The Research Councils UK e-infrastructure Security and Access Management Working Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://community.jisc.ac.uk/groups/uk-e-infrastructure-security-access-management-wg
 
Description UK representative for the Digital ERA Forum (EU Member state forum)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://e-irg.eu/related-policy-groups
 
Description EGEE III staff funded at 5 sites
Amount € 947,063 (EUR)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2009 
End 03/2011
 
Description EGI InSPIRE
Amount € 1,221,750 (EUR)
Organisation European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Netherlands
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2014
 
Description EU Horizon H2020 project "Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration" (AARC)
Amount € 124,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 653965 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2017
 
Title APEL 
Description APEL, also produced at RAL, is a grid accounting infrastructure and reporting system that collects usage records from grid jobs and allows formulation of a variety of reports on demand. (http://accounting.egi.eu/egi.php) 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The Rutherford-Appleton laboratory (RAL), which hosts the UK Tier-1 center, has been central in developing grid accounting for the LCG and EGEE projects, including GOCDB & APEL. 
 
Title CAMONT 
Description CamOnt is a virtual organisation based on gLite grid technology for the Camtology consortium which is setting up context dependent search services. It developed picture recognition algorithms through use of the Grid. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2008 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact "The analysis of large numbers of internet documents is vital for improving the performance of these document indexing processes, and ultimately leads to better search technologies. Since each document can be analysed independently, the pipelines can easi 
 
Title GANGA Grid interface 
Description The GANGA Grid interface was developed through GridPP funding. Now used by ATLAS, LHCb and various other groups including non-particle physics collaborations. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact complex tool widely used in collaboration 
 
Title GOCDB 
Description The GOCDB, developed by GridPP staff at RAL, is a database containing configuration details about all the sites in EGEE (http://www.ukiroc.eu/content/view/87/250/) and is used by configuration tools and monitoring services, amongst others. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact GOCDB is the official repository for storing and presenting EGI topology and resources information 
 
Title GRIDsite 
Description "GridSite was originally a web application developed for managing and formatting the content of the GridPP website. Over the past three years it has grown into a set of extensions to the Apache web server and a toolkit for Grid credentials, GACL access control lists and HTTP(S) protocol operations. " 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact "In its simplest application, GridSite uses X.509 certificates loaded into unmodified versions of web browsers like Internet Explorer, Netscape or Mozilla to authenticate users, and then grants read and write authorization on this basis. HTML and text fil 
 
Title Grid middleware 
Description Various contributions to Grid middleware have been provided with GridPP funding. For example, some elements of CASTOR, etc. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact "Castor is an Open Source data binding framework for Java[tm]. It's the shortest path between Java objects, XML documents and relational tables. Castor provides Java-to-XML binding, Java-to-SQL persistence, and more. " 
 
Title GridPP - the largest scientific computing Grid in the UK 
Description We have built the largest scientific computing Grid in the UK as part of the largest scientific computing Grid in the world. There are many specific aspects to this in the areas of middleware, deployment and operation to which GridPP has contributed. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact multiple impacts on industry and computing; also multiple collaborations worldwide in many sectors 
 
Title Imense 
Description "imense makes cutting-edge products which revolutionize the analysis, search and annotation of digital images and video. " 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2007 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact ImltZW5zZSBwaW9uZWVyZWQgYW4gb250b2xvZ3kgYmFzZWQgYXBwcm9hY2ggdG8gdmlzdWFsIGlu Zm9ybWF0aW9uIHByb2Nlc3NpbmcuIE91ciBmbGFnc2hpcCBwcm9kdWN0IFdlYiAzLjAgYWxsb3dz IHRoZSB1c2VyIHRvICJTZWFyY2ggaW5zaWRlIHRoZSBpbWFnZSLCnSBUaGUgc3lzdGVtIHVzZXMg Y29tcHV0ZXIgdmlzaW9uIHRlY2hub2xvZ3kgdG8gZXh0cmFjdCB2aXN1YWwgZmVhdHVyZXMgZnJv bSBpbWFnZXMgYXMgbWF0aGVtYXRpY2FsIG1vZA== 
 
Title The Real Time Monitor 
Description The Real-Time-Monitor developed by GridPP at Imperial College provides a live graphical representation of the world-wide Grid. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This has proved an enormously powerful dissemination tool and has been widely used internationally, for example, being demonstrated to the King of Spain, the President of India, and the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, amongst othe 
 
Title WISDOM (World-wide In Silico Docking On Malaria), 
Description "An international scientific collaboration has managed to whittle down the equivalent of 420 years of work on a single PC to no more than four months, with the use of Grid computing. The project, dubbed WISDOM (World-wide In Silico Docking On Malaria), ran between 1 October, 2006 and 31 January, 2007. With the use of computers from EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-sciencE), scientists were able to analyse an average of 80,000 drug compounds each hour, in search for a drug that will combat malaria. " 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2008 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact "Up to 5,000 computers were used at any one time, generating a total of 2,000GB of useful data. More than 140 million compounds were processed by the end of the four months, and results are expected to speed up and reduce the costs involved in searching f 
 
Title biomed community 
Description The biomed" Virtual Organization is a large scale international and multi-disciplinary VO supporting communities from the Life Sciences sector. The VO is operated on the EGI infrastructure and accessible to all scientists with applications in the life science area that can benefit from a grid infrastructure. The VO is supported by many different sites delivering access to tens of thousands CPU cores to its users making it possible to develop highly demanding application such as the WISDOM initiative. It is also a vector for international collaboration in the area of life sciences and the creation of agile thematic VO sub-groups. Researcher affiliated to the biomed VO share storage and computing resources 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact "The biomedical applications area is a broad scientific field which has been divided in three different sectors in EGEE-II. Each activity sector has earlier demonstrated a significant usage of the grid infrastructure. The medical imaging sector targets t 
 
Title commercial cloud computing 
Description "Commercial Cloud Computing offerings have risen partly as a consequence of what has been demonstrated by Grid Computing in the scientific context. For example: StACC is a research collaboration, launched in April 2009, focusing on research in the important new area of cloud computing. Unique in the UK, StACC aims to become an international centre of excellence for research and teaching in cloud computing and will provide advice and information to businesses interested in using cloud-based services. See also the NGS: The prototype cloud service is expected to be available until September 2011. " 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Year Produced 2009 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Impacts such as StratusLab, which is developing a complete, open-source cloud distribution that allows grid and non-grid resource centers to offer and to exploit an “Infrastructure as a Service” cloud. It is particularly focused on enhancing distribut 
 
Title software releases 
Description Software released includes GridSite, APEL, GANGA, GridSiteWiki, R-GMA and the RTM. 
Type Of Material Data Handling & Control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact software developed and released to enhance and improve Grid structures and provision within multiple collaborations and user VOs etc 
 
Description Alice 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department ALICE Collaboration
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed, and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used to process, analyze, and simulate the data collected by the ALICE experiment at the LHC at CERN. As part of the world wide LHC computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution The ALICE collaboration designed, constructed and operates the the heavy ion experiment at the LHC. Which has led to the publications of many physics papers.
Impact The outputs of the collaboration are captured by ALICE journal paper and conference notes.
 
Description Atlas 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department ATLAS Collaboration
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed, and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used to process, analyze, and simulate the data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC at CERN. As part of the world wide LHC computing Grid, this infrastructure was acknowledged as a key element in the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Collaborator Contribution The ATLAS collaboration designed, constructed and operates the largest particle physics experiment ever constructed and developed reconstruction, calibration and analysis techniques that enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson and the publications of several hundred other physics papers.
Impact The outputs of the collaboration are captured by ATLAS journal papers and various ATLAS conference notes. Described in the publications section.
 
Description CERN 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution GridPP support to LHC experiments
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact LHC physics.
 
Description CMS 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed, and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used to process, analyze, and simulate the data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at CERN. As part of the world wide LHC computing Grid, this infrastructure was acknowledged as a key element in the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Collaborator Contribution The CMS collaboration designed, constructed and operates a large particle physics experiment constructed and developed reconstruction, calibration and analysis techniques that enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson and the publications of several hundred other physics papers.
Impact The outputs of the collaboration are captured by CMS journal papers and conference notes.
 
Description D0 
Organisation Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Department D0 Collaboration
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description DAMES 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department School of Applied Social Science Stirling
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution "The work of DAMES involves developing four groups of social science provisions. These comprise work on: Generic services for data management operations alongside three more specialist topics in social science research: 'Grid Enabled Specialist Data Environments': Services to support handling and access to specialist data on occupations, on educational qualifications, and on ethnicity Resources to support the use of data on social care needs and its applications in microsimulation models Resources to support linking e-Health and social science database "
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact "Better understanding of how non-HEP users interface into the GRID systems, Portal development and supporting documentation generated. "
 
Description EGEE 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GridPP was a member of EGEE
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact EGI is the successor to EGEE II and EGEE III - GridPP is a crucial component part of this worldwide organisation
 
Description EGI 
Organisation European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution GridPP is a member of the European Grid Infrastructure
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact EGI is the successor to EGEE II and EGEE III - GridPP is a crucial component part of this worldwide organisation
 
Description ENROLLER 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution "The Enroller project will provide an integrated online repository to enhance available electronic resources in the study of language and literature. Funded by JISC and based at the University of Glasgow, we aim to address the needs of the language and literature research communities by bringing together existing data to create an enhanced, interoperable resource. The project is a collaboration between the National e-Science Centre (NeSC), the University of Glasgow STELLA Project, the Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (NECTE) and Scottish Language Dictionaries Limited (SLD), with other partners from commerce and higher education. "
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact "Better understanding of how non-HEP users interface into the GRID systems, Portal development and supporting documentation generated. "
 
Description EPIC 
Organisation EPIC Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU-T0 
Organisation EU-T0
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The EU-T0 vision is to create a hub of knowledge and expertise to coordinate technolgical development, and integrate data and computing centres into a virtual Tier-0 centre, which can be more easily and transparently used by the different scientific communities.
Collaborator Contribution The EU-T0 vision is to create a hub of knowledge and expertise to coordinate technolgical development, and integrate data and computing centres into a virtual Tier-0 centre, which can be more easily and transparently used by the different scientific communities.
Impact Not yet.
Start Year 2014
 
Description EUCLID 
Organisation UK Space Agency
Department Euclid Consortium
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution GridPP staff effort to enable remote access to the RAL Tier-1 compute facility. Setup CVMFS to provide easy access to the group software.
Collaborator Contribution Staff effort to configure a job submission system using Ganga, to send jobs directly to the HTCONDOR batch system at RAL.
Impact RAL Tier-1 resources successfully used to process jobs for the EUCLID collaboration.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fermilab VO 
Organisation Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid. Lancaster and Manchester sites in particular have supported this VO.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Jobs have been run on GridPP resources. Fermilab Virtual Organization (VO) - The Fermilab VO is an "umbrella" VO that includes the Fermilab Campus Grid (FermiGrid) and Fermilab Grid Testing (ITB) infrastructures, and all Fermilab computing activities that are not big enough to have their own Virtual Organization. Broadly these include the intensity frontier program, theoretical simulations, fixed target analysis, and accelerator and beamline design as well as activities performed by the Fermilab Campus Grid administrators.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GEANT4 
Organisation GEANT Project
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2016
 
Description GalDyn 
Organisation University of Central Lancashire
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project provided technical expertise and support to enable the GalDyn group to run anaylsis on the GridPP resources. Provision of CPU and storage resources. https://www.gridpp.ac.uk/users/case-studies/galdyn/
Collaborator Contribution Provided a case study and new user to help test the GridPP User guide, the DIRAC job submission system and the feasability of small groups making use of the GridPP faciities.
Impact "We can run our code on the Grid and are looking to move into production with tens of thousands of jobs required for our final results. It's nice to know the facility is there and quick to get setup, instead of having to worry how long it will take to get a load run!" A. Clarke, GalDyn
Start Year 2015
 
Description GridCC 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GridPP collaborates with GridCC to ensure effective exchange of new developments and research progress
Collaborator Contribution The Grid enabled Remote Instrumentation with Distributed Control and Computation (GRIDCC) is a project funded by the European Community, aimed to provide access to and control of distributed complex instrumentation.
Impact "The goal of GRIDCC is to exploit grid opportunities for the secure and collaborative work of distributed teams, in order to remotely operate and monitor scientific equipment using the grids massive memory and computing resources for storing and processing data generated by this kind of equipment. "
 
Description H1 
Organisation Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Department H1 Experiment
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description HEPSF 
Organisation HEP Software Foundation
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The mission of the HEP Software Foundation is to promote and facilitate the creation, maintenance and lifecycle management of high quality common software of value to HEP and beyond provide a forum for collaboration between software developers within HEP and with other sciences or endeavors; identify community goals and deliverables, and facilitate community contributions.
Collaborator Contribution The mission of the HEP Software Foundation is to promote and facilitate the creation, maintenance and lifecycle management of high quality common software of value to HEP and beyond provide a forum for collaboration between software developers within HEP and with other sciences or endeavors; identify community goals and deliverables, and facilitate community contributions.
Impact Non yet, the initiative is in its formative stages
Start Year 2014
 
Description HyperK 
Organisation Hyper-Kamiokande
Country Global 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice. http://www.hyperk.org
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2013
 
Description ILC 
Organisation International Linear Collider
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description LIGO 
Organisation LIGO
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GridPP staff setup a new CernVM-FS repository ligo.egi.eu has been created on the RAL Stratum-1 for the LIGO VO. Test jobs submitted from LIGO Condor instance to ARC-CE service at RAL were successful.
Collaborator Contribution Staff effort to send setup job submission and file transfers to RAL.
Impact Some test jobs successfully run and files transferred.
Start Year 2014
 
Description LSST 
Organisation LSST Corporation
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The GridPP project is providing technical expertise and support to enable the LSST group to run anaylsis on the GridPP resources.Provision of CPU and storage resources.
Collaborator Contribution Large Synoptic Survey Telescope or LSST is a large aperture wide field survey telescope and 3200 Megapixel camera to image faint astronomical objects, rapidly scan the sky and observe probes for dark matter and dark enegy. LSST Data Management and Simulation jobs will run on OSG and EGI. Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Collaboration is in teh early stages , having started in Q3 2015.
Start Year 2015
 
Description LUCID 
Organisation Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project provided technical expertise and support to enable the LUCID group to run anaylsis on the GridPP resources.Provision of CPU and storage resources. This is part of the CERN at school programme. The GEANT4 simulation of LUCID, built with the Medipix Collaboration's Allpix software suite, was compiled on a Grid-compatible SLC6 machine and deployed using the CERN@school CernVM-FS software repository hosted on RAL's Stratum-0. GEANT4 parameter input files were generated and used to submit thousands of jobs to the Grid using the Imperial DIRAC instance. Data was stored and managed using the DIRAC File Catalog, with prompt retrieval and analysis made possible using DIRAC's metadata functionality.
Collaborator Contribution Provided a case study and new user to help test the GridPP User guide, the DIRAC job submission system and the feasability of small groups making use of the GridPP faciities.
Impact https://agenda.cnaf.infn.it/contributionDisplay.py?contribId=96&confId=609 T. Whyntie and M. A. Harrison, "Full simulation of the LUCID experiment in the Low Earth Orbit radiation environment", JINST 10 C03043 (2015)
Start Year 2014
 
Description LZ 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project provided technical expertise and support to enable the LZ group to run anaylsis on the GridPP resources.Provision of CPU and storage resources.
Collaborator Contribution This VO will support LUX Zeplin experiment designed to search Dark Matter. Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Very early days.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Landslides 
Organisation Mossaic
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2011
 
Description MINOS 
Organisation FNAL - MINOS
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description Mice 
Organisation International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description NA48 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department NA48 CP Violation Experiment
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description NA62 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department NA62 Rare Kaon-Decay Experiment
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2016
 
Description NorduGrid 
Organisation NorduGrid
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GridPP collaborates with NorduGrid
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact collaborative activity
 
Description OGF 
Organisation OCF Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution GridPP collaborates with Open Grid Forum
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact collaborative Grid activity
 
Description Pegasus Project 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GridPP provided Pegasus with an opportunity to work with a large and diverse organisation, as a research project
Collaborator Contribution Pegasus is a social science Project which provides feedback to GridPP on its structures and internal workings in relation to management and operations
Impact The Pegasus project aims to understand the way particle physicists are constructing their Grid, and how they are introducing it into use. This is relevant for improving the usability of all Grids and for wider information systems research.
Start Year 2008
 
Description SKA telescope 
Organisation SKA Square Kilometre Array
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SNO+ 
Organisation Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GridPP staff have enabled support for the SNO+ VO at the Tier-1 and Tier-2 sites. Compute and storage resources have been consumed by SNO+.
Collaborator Contribution The SNO+ VO has configured a job submission system to send jobs to the Grid infrastructure, to take advantage of the resources provided.
Impact Work is ongoing. Papers will be produced.
Start Year 2015
 
Description SSP VO 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Physics and Astronomy Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution "Solid State Physics (vo.ssp.ac.uk) - running MPI-based CASTEP software. Supported by GridPP."
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact "MPI and CASTEP deployment and documentation. "
 
Description Superb 
Organisation superB Virtual Organisation
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research support and provision of GridPP resources to investigate the construction of a very high luminosity asymmetric e+e- flavour factory.
Collaborator Contribution Research support and papers.
Impact Research support and papers.
Start Year 2011
 
Description UK DIRAC 
Organisation Durham University
Department STFC DiRAC Data Centric Cluster (HPC Facility Durham)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GridPP has provided archival tape storage to the Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing (DiRAC) project, at the Tier-1 centre at RAL.
Collaborator Contribution DiRAC staff have collaborated with GridPP staff to ensure protocols are setup to allow secure and efficient data transfers from several of their sites to RAL
Impact Successfully untilised Grid protocols to move hundreds of TB of data to the Tier-1.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Work with Data Centred on Openstack 
Organisation DataCentred
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Joint work on customizing Openstack
Collaborator Contribution Joint work on customizing Openstack
Impact Joint work on customizing Openstack
Start Year 2013
 
Description Zeus 
Organisation Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Department ZEUS
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description biomed 
Organisation Biomed Virtual Organisation
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed, and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used for medical image processing and biomedical data processing. As part of the world wide LHC computing Grid
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis, and publications.
 
Description camont 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Oncology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2007
 
Description cedar 
Organisation University College London
Department Combined e-Science Data Analysis Resource for High Energy Physics (CEDAR Project)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description cernatschool 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2010
 
Description comet 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project provided technical expertise and support to enable the COMETgroup to run anaylsis on the GridPP resources.Provision of CPU and storage resources.
Collaborator Contribution Muon-to-electron conversion experiment at J-PARC, which will be used by international COMET collaborators for design studies and data analysis. COMET will test Beyond-the-Standard-Model physics in a way that is complementary to the experiments at the LHC. Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data has been processed on GridPP resources at IC.
Start Year 2014
 
Description compchem 
Organisation Royal Holloway, University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GridPP remote support to this VO.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research
Impact "Experience of non-HEP users, access to Grid systems for this user community. "
Start Year 2011
 
Description e-Science Talk 
Organisation e-ScienceTalk
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution GridPP collaborates with e-Science Talk
Collaborator Contribution GridPP collaborates with this news outlet
Impact "e-Science Talk brings the success stories of Europe's e-infrastructure to a wider audience. The project coordinates the dissemination outputs of EGI and other European e-Infrastructure projects, ensuring their results and influence are reported in print and online. "
 
Description earthsci VO 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department School of Geographical and Earth Sciences Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution "The earth sci VO supports a small Earth Science Community at the University of Glasgow who are investigating tectonic and paleontology. GridPP supports this VO."
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact Better understanding of how non-HEP users interface into the GRID systems, the management and deployment of small complex data sets, mpi deployment for the VO and interface into publicly available data
 
Description enmr 
Organisation e-NMR
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2011
 
Description esr 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description geant4 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department ALICE Collaboration
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description iSGTW 
Organisation International Science Grid This Week (iSGTW)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution GridPP collaborates with this news outlet
Collaborator Contribution dissemination of all grid-related research results and news
Impact "International Science Grid This Week is a weekly online publication that provides international coverage of distributed computing and the research it supports. "
 
Description lhcb 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Large Hadron Collider Beauty Experiment (LHCb)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution The LHCb collaboration designed, constructed and operates the a large particle physics experiment at the LHC and have developed reconstruction, calibration and analysis techniques which have resulted in many publications.
Impact The outputs of the collaboration are captured by LHCb journal papers and conference notes.
 
Description magic 
Organisation MAGIC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description nanocmos 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department NanoCMOS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution "Electrical engineering research for nano cmos scale circuits. Supported by GridPP."
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact "Better understanding of how non-HEP users interface into the GRID systems, Portal development and supporting documentation generated. "
 
Description neiss 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department National e-Infrastructure for Social Simulation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2011
 
Description pheno 
Organisation PhenoGrid - Particle Physics Phenomenology on the LHC Grid
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description planck 
Organisation European Space Agency
Department planck - Satellite Cosmic Background Radiation Project
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description snoplus 
Organisation Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
 
Description supernemo 
Organisation University College London
Department SuperNEMO
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2007
 
Description t2k 
Organisation T2K Collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2009
 
Description t2k 
Organisation T2K Collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The GridPP project developed, deployed and operates the UK Computing Grid that is used by this VO for processing and analyzing their data, as part of the world wide LHC Computing Grid.
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, Data processing, Technical advice.
Impact Data analysis and publications.
Start Year 2007
 
Description wLCG 
Organisation European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Department Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GridPP is an indispensable component of the worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, equipment and facilities, training of staff and significant intellectual input into our research.
Impact closely-coupled activity, GridPP provides services and resources to wLCG
 
Title software 
Description "It is intended that all software developed by GridPP be Open Source. As a member of the European Grid Infrastructure all software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 unless otherwise stated. This licence is approved by the Open Source Initiative. " 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted
Licensed Yes
Impact "Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation with global scope formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community. One of our most important activities is as a standards body, maintaining the Open Source Definition for the good of the community. The Open Source Initiative Approved License trademark and program creates a nexus of trust around which developers, users, corporations and governments can organize open source co-operation. "
 
Title VAC & vcycle 
Description Software frame work to manage and schedule the creation of vitrual machines on a dedicated cluster (VAC) or on a standard Cloud setup (vcycle). http://www.gridpp.ac.uk/vac/ 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This is an ongoing project which promises to make opportunistic use of shared cloud services much easier. 
URL https://github.com/vacproject
 
Company Name Constellation Technologies Ltd (RAL) 
Description "Constellation Technologies, Ltd. is a pioneer in the global grid infrastructure software. Company was registered 2007 in UK, as a result from a collaboration effort at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), UK and CERN, CH. It is supported by the STFC (the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council). As a start-up from academic research organisation the technology is based on the gLite grid middleware developed in European project EGEE led by CERN in Geneva in Switzerland. At the moment, gLite middleware has a high level of technology readiness that can be demonstrated by its world wide production deployment within the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) and other scientific and academic projects. The company’s business is focused on the development of cloud computing tools based on open source software used by the particle physics community and the supply of related support services to commercial and academic users with large computing needs. http://constellationtechnologies.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=53" 
Year Established 2007 
Impact "Our solution, SuperCloudTM, will allow creating pools of distributed computing resources including physical servers, virtual machines, clusters and enterprise Grids from different providers such as AWS, commercial and academic data centres. We will also provide tools for on-demand access and efficient management of the distributed computing infrastructures. At the moment the company is working on implementation of a bioinformatics toolkit for the pharmaceutical industry. "
Website http://constellationtechnologies.com
 
Company Name EconoPhysica (QMUL) 
Description "Econophysica is an SME working with researchers at Queen Mary, University of London looking at mathematical models for commodity trading. The work with GridPP received over £40,000 to look in to the feasibility of their algorithmic trading platform being deployed on the Grid. The money came from STFC as part of their Industry Programme Support Scheme (PIPPS) scheme. The model the company uses to trade is to predetermine the size of a buy or sell order but let the programme decide how to execute the order, i.e. when is the best time and what size of individual orders to use. There are two main factors which influence the usefulness of this type of trading, the algorithms used and execution time for these algorithms. Having previously developed the algorithms Econophysica wanted to getting the models crunched on the Grid to speed up execution time. " 
Year Established 2008 
Impact "Lasting a year the PIPPS project was a success with Econophysica’s financial computational algorithms being adopted for Grid computing creating significant speed improvements. Also the work has attracted the attention of at least one major international financial institution who are interested in developing the work further. Econophysica gained extensive knowledge of Grid technology and has started incorporating Grid ideas into some of its other research. "
 
Company Name Imense and Cambridge-Ontology (Cambridge) 
Description "imense® makes cutting-edge products which revolutionize the analysis, search and annotation of digital images and video. Founded in 2007, the company’s vision was to combine over a decade of research and development in content based image recognition (CBIR) to produce an image search system that didn’t rely on keywords or metadata. In 2008 we launched the World’s first Web 3.0 image search platform, the system revolutionized previous image analysis and search techniques. Using this unique technology, users are able to type text queries into the search engine and get precise results irrespective of whether the images had keywords or metadata. " 
Year Established 2007 
Impact "Subsequently, using our core technology we derived a portfolio of unique and innovative products and services for Photographers; Image Agencies; Search Engines and Digital Asset Management providers. Our unique products help clients remove much of the effort of manual keywording of images, which accelerates productivity and dramatically lowers their operational costs. In addition, they enable faster and more accurate retrieval of images and video, helping clients retain and attract new customers. "
 
Description 5th EGEE User Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Held in collaboration with EGI and NDGF in Uppsala, Sweden, April 12-15, 2010. More than 100 international attendees.

GridPP had a stand and several posters to disseminated our research to the wider European community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description CERN@school Research Symposium 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks and lectures to stidents and teachers. Inspiring them to get involved in Science and the opportunities available through the CERN atschool projetcts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://storify.com/LFTSpace/cern-school-symposium-2015
 
Description CERN@school brings real research to life 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article in the CERN courier about the use of CERN developed chips being used as satellite cosmic-ray detector by school pupils. The project VO is supported on GridPP computing clusters.

Bringing CERN, science and grid computing to school students. http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/42330
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Cafe Scientifque at the British Science Festival, Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An informal talk in a local cafe given by James Jackson of Lancaster University


Well attended by ~50 people with many questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Dealing with Data conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Washbrook gave a talk 'From raw data to new fundamental particles: The data management lifecycle at the Large Hadron Collider' at the Dealing with Data conference held at the University of Edinburgh.

The aim of the conference is for researchers of all levels at the University of Edinburgh to share good practice, emerging techniques and technologies, and practical examples in working with data across the research lifecycle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://datablog.is.ed.ac.uk/2015/05/27/dealing-with-data-2015-call-for-papers/
 
Description GPUs in High Energy Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk presented by GridPP staff 'Tree contraction, connected components,minimum spanning trees: a GPU path to vertex fitting'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://agenda.infn.it/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=7534
 
Description Grid Brokering Meeting, Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting to introduce grid computing to the business community


This was the meeting which led to Imense/Cambridge Ontology running on the grid
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Grids For Kids at RAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Day of activities about grids and computer organized at RAL, including grid games and a tour of the Tier1.


dissemination to young people about current cutting edge grid technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Grids and Industry talk, SUPA knowledge transfer meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Grids and Industry talk


questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description ICHEP 2014 - CERN@school and GridPP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The GridPP Outreach Officer gave a talk on the CERN@school project and how it enabled school children to get involved with and make use of some of the technology used by CERN, and process the results using GridPP resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://indico.ific.uv.es/indico/contributionDisplay.py?sessionId=33&contribId=837&confId=2025
 
Description IT Pro article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article relating to Computing Grids

Knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Inside Government Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The National Science and Innovation Conference: Achieving Scientific Excellence and Economic Growth will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss and examine the future of the UK's science and research base.
Delegates who will have an interest in this conference will include vice-chancellors, pro vice-chancellors, heads of research and development, business development managers, collaboration managers, directors of enterprise and innovation, directors of research and enterprise, heads of knowledge transfer programmes, research development managers and heads of technology and will be drawn from universities, knowledge transfer partnerships, science parks, central government and the private sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.insidegovernment.co.uk/event-details/science-innovation/294/
 
Description Inst of Engineering and Technology meeting talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to the Inst of Engineering and Technology meeting at Rolls Royce, Derby: The Big Bang Machine and its Data Processing Needs"


General audience of 80. Many questions around the Grids, the LHC and the experiments."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Invited lecture at the IATUL Workshop on Data Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The Annual Workshop of the International Association of Scientific and Technological Libraries (IATUL) held at Oxford. Attended by ~80 senior academics involved with defining the Data Management stratagies at thier institutions. http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/iatul-workshop-2013


Wider awarness of the scale of teh computing problem faced by the LHC physicists and the way this was solved by the WLCG and the GridPP project in the UK in particular.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk at the British Computing Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at the British Computing Society


questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Distributed Computing Workshop, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop organised to promoted grid to the business community


Talked to many people about GridPP collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Launch (and organisation of) Big Bang Exhibition at the Science Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact GridPP work showcased at National museum and at subsequent touring locations


Launch of an LHC exhibition at the Science Museum which had grid content
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Lecture at BA Festival of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture at BA Festival of Science 14/Sep/2007. General audience including parties of A-Level students and general public.


Attendance of 100. Many questions and post-lecture discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Masterclasses 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Various dates in 2007 to 2013; Talks given as part of the particle physics masterclasses at QMUL, Bristol, Birmingham, Lancaster, Oxford, Warwick and UCL


"All talks well attended from 50 to 100 depending on venue
A few questions at each event. The Real Time Monitor is very popular.
"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
 
Description Presentations at ATLAS Software & Computing week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentations to the International Atlas experiment Software and Computing Week held at CERN. https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=210658


Key involvement by UK GridPP funded staff in the international collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press conference with Viglen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press conference to unveil new computing facilities at QMUL with Sir Alan Sugar


"A successful collaboration with QMUL and Viglen with a lot of press in attendance
Coverage in many national papers including The Sun and The Telegraph
"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description QMUL Research and Industry Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Research and Industrial Engagement Showcase 2014 was a major event bringing together academics from across the Faculty of Science and Engineering with representatives of businesses and funding bodies in QMUL's People's Palace. Around them 40 research posters presented work on topics as diverse as early warning systems for disasters, particle scattering experiments at CERN, identification systems for CCTV, immersive shared virtual environments and using mobile phone data to track infectious diseases.

Live demonstrations from academics and researchers from across the faculty showcased wide-ranging research including Real and Virtual Engagement in Realistic Immersive Environments (REVERIE), ultra-high data rate millimetre wave body-centric communications, bio-inspired smart-material-based electrically tuneable lenses, wearable smart-material-based tactile displays for virtual interactions with soft bodies, AND zebrafish behavioural analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/143079.html
 
Description Session at the British Science Festival, Guildford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of talks at the British Science Festival showcasing the grid and the science being done on it


Well attended by ~90 people with many questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Session at the British Science Festival, Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of talks at the British Science Festival showcasing the grid and the science being done on it


Well attended by ~100 people with many questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Stand at British Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A day long stand at the popular British Science Festival


"Discussed the collaboration and the grid with ~100 people
Talked to a lot of people from primary school level to retirees
"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Sunday Times: superfast internet 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Highlights GridPP's use of very fast networks

none
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Talk to Engineers in Barrow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Engineers were made aware of the possibilities of massively distributed computing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talks given at CHEP2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Members of GridPP presented tals at the International Computing in High Energy Physics conference held in Amsterdam. http://www.chep2013.org/

GridPP staff presenting inovative research on posible future computing architectures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Alchemist's Cafe, Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pub talk to audience of 20


Several questions about Grids.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description The power behind the CERN - Linux Format Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Extensive feature covering the use of open source software and Linux in Grid computing for the LHC at CERN. Follwing interviews with GridPP staff.

Wider dissemination about the GridPP project and it's involvement in the LHC Computing Grid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Times:Grid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Newspaper article on the Computing Grid

publicity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008