The Computing Center is mainly engaged in computing, storage and network technology research and offering technical support services to large-scale scientific projects such as the Beijing Electron Positron Collider. Research activities include grid computing, cloud computing, high performance computing, data storage and management, high performance networks and security, e-Science technology, and database applications. The Center currently has more than 30 staff and 20 graduate students.
The Computing Center has independently built a large-scale computing cluster with 10,000 CPU cores. There is over 10 PB of storage space, with up to 80 Gbps backbone network bandwidth. It provides stable and reliable computing and network services to IHEP’s physics experiments.
The Center is also involved in the research and deployment of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), hosting a WLCG Tier2 site and the China Regional Center. It provides computational support for international cooperation in high-energy physics. Current research topics are cluster computing, massive storage system, cloud computing and virtualization, distributed computing, Hadoop cluster computing, volunteer computing, future network technology, network security, databases, and online administrative system development.