The Center is responsible for developing and operating IHEP networks and computing resources. With state-of-the-art computing facilities and high bandwidth networks, the Center provides high performance data processing and physics analysis services to high energy physics experiments and networking communication services to all users at the Institute.
As the first organization in the country to access the international computer network, IHEP connected to the internet in 1986. In 1988, the first internet server in the country was set up at the Institute. In 1994, the first WWW site was constructed at IHEP, which facilitated the development of the nation's cyber network. By 2012, IHEP had been equipped with 10Gbps IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack networks to provide high bandwidth network communications with global collaborators.
The Center is also involved in a series of information technology research and innovation activities. The activities include the research of high throughput storage systems, grid and cloud computing systems, networks and their security, scientific databases and so on. The Center has established close collaborations with international partners and is involved in many international projects including the construction of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG). A leadership level Tier-2 site of WLCG was deployed and operated at IHEP, which made important contributions to the data processing for LHC experiments.