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IGWN Computing Guide

The International Gravitational-Wave Observatory Network (IGWN) Computing and Software Working Group (CompSoft) provides a wide array of computing services to support the collaborations' research mission.

This documentation aims to provide IGWN collaboration members with details of what data, software, and services are available to them, as well as how to utilise grid computing for their research.


One of the easiest ways to find information is by utilising the Search functionality in this guide.

Simply hit F, S, or / (on any page) to open the search dialogue.

While searching, the icon in the search dialogue gives a shareable link to your search term.

Getting help

If you came here looking for help with a problem, please see Help and support.

This documentation aims to be as complete as possible, however more information may be found on other sites, including the collaboration wiki.

Is this site for you?

This page is intended for members of the International Gravitational-Wave Observatory Network (IGWN) community only, meaning members of KAGRA, the LIGO Laboratory, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), and the Virgo Collaboration.

If you are not a member of one of these groups, you are welcome to read through this guide, however many of the resources described will likely not be available for you.