A computing grid that pools thousands of processors enables the processing of very large amounts of data, such as those needed for the reconstruction of dynamic multi-scale modeling and for large-scale simulations. The ISC-PIF aims to become the engine of a vast regional, and ultimately national and international, movement toward the sharing and use of grid computing.
In 2008, the ISC-PIF launched its program of investment into computing resources for intensive computation. A cluster (a server bringing together around 1600 processors) was established under the management of ALL. This cluster was the foundation stone of a more important edifice: the grid “vo.iscpif.fr”. Since late 2011, our virtual organization (VO) is part of the european complex systems grid: “vo.complex-systems.eu”
ISC-PIF members can use the grid for their research needs. The first step is to obtain a “computing grid” (“grille de calcul”) certificate from the CNRS and then to use a UI (User Interface) with parameters set to use the “vo.complex-systems.eu” grid. The administrative and technical procedures that you will need to get started on the grid are given on the “Support” page (available via the menu).