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Fermilab has built and operates the General Purpose Grid cluster that is shared by many experiments to run their physics jobs. Grid computing is a form of distributed computing in which multiple clusters of nodes work together to complete tasks. Physicists submit jobs, or computer programs that physicists use to extract physics results from data, to the grid. The grid determines which resources are free and uses those nodes to process the job.

HEP Cloud

Fermilab is pursuing a new paradigm in particle physics computing through a single managed portal (“HEPCloud”) that will allow more scientists, experiments, and projects to use more resources to extract more science, without the need for expert knowledge. HEPCloud will provide cost-effective access by optimizing usage across all available types of computing resources and will elastically expand the resource pool on short notice (e.g. by renting temporary resources on commercial clouds). This new elasticity, together with the transparent accessibility of resources, will change the way experiments use computing resources to produce physics results. Read more about HEP Cloud.

High Performance Computing

Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics, or Lattice QCD, relies on high-performance computing and advanced software to provide precision calculations of the properties of particles that contain quarks and gluons. Fermilab is home to one of the US LQCD collaboration’s high-performance computing sites, which uses advanced hardware architectures. Fermilab currently operates five LQCD clusters, three of which are conventional Infiniband clusters based on multicore CPU processors and another two are Infiniband clusters that use GPU-accelerators. Read more about