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Egee Partner: Institut de Física d’Altes Energies - PIC Division, Barcelona, Spain

Number: 57

Abbreviation: PIC

Activity : NA1, SA1, SA3

Country: Spain

Federation : South-West Europe including Portugal and Spain

Web Portal : http://www.pic.es

Contracting Partner : yes


The Port d'Informació Científica (PIC) is a Joint Research Unit funded through a collaboration
agreement of the Catalan Autonomic Community Government (through the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies - IFAE), the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (through the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas - CIEMAT) and the Universitat
Autónoma de Barcelona. IFAE acts as the legal representative of the PIC JRU. PIC was created in
2003 as an innovative centre focused on Grid-enabled Petabyte-level data management and
processing, supporting basic and applied research in the physical sciences, biology, medicine and engineering. PIC staff has participated in the DataGrid, CrossGrid and EGEE projects. PIC hosts a Tier-1 centre for LHC computing. The centre provides the overall coordination of the Southwest Federation. SA1: Coordinate (together with LIP) of the Regional Operations Center; Operate a production and pre-production service; Coordination and support for middleware deployment; Grid Operations and support (including oversight and management of operational problems, running essential regional Grid services, weekly operator on duty support and Grid services for infrastructure or VOs).