LHC Computing Grid

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The LHC Computing Grid (LCG) or Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) is the worldwide distributed computing and storage network for the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider .

Its purpose is to provide the scientists participating in the experiments with the computing and storage capacity they need to analyze the enormous amount of data that is collected at the accelerator's detectors .

In contrast to supercomputers or typical data centers for high-performance computing , the LCG is structured according to the paradigms of grid computing , i.e. in particular decentralized and not strictly homogeneous.

Participating organizations

Over 140 organizations worldwide take part in the LCG, mainly from the university and research sectors. The following list, sorted by region, tier level and name of the organization:

"France" region ( France )FranceFrance 

"GermanySwitzerland" region ( Germany , Switzerland )GermanyGermany SwitzerlandSwitzerland 

"UKI" region ( United Kingdom , Ireland )United KingdomUnited Kingdom IrelandIreland 

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