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The IGWN Computing Grid

What is the IGWN Computing Grid?

This IGWN Computing Grid is a coordinated set of distributed computing centres operated by IGWN members groups. These centres dedicate some or all of their available resources to enable the scientific research of the IGWN collaborations.

The member computing centres mainly coordinate to provide execute resources for distributed computing workflows, but many individual sites provide extra services to support interactive computing, including terminal access (ssh), Jupyter notebook servers, and hosting of content for viewing on a web browser.

How to use the grid

The pages under this heading describe the available resources and services provided by IGWN Computing Grid centres. For instructions on how to actually use the IGWN Computing Grid, please refer to the pages under the 'Distributed computing' section in the site menu.

Access to the grid

Direct access to the computing centres is, in general, not centrally managed; to gain access to a specific computing centre, please refer to the instructions on that site's page (see the left-hand menu).