Data Challenges

Exceptional scientific calculations, called Data Challenges, provide innovative scientific results but require computational resources beyond the capacity of the hosting Virtual Organization (VO). In general, the resource providers on the EGEE grid infrastructure are willing to contribute resources if the Data Challenge is of limited duration and provides high-quality scientific results. The NA4 Steering Committee evaluates such requests.

  • Send an email with the following information to Frederic Schaer (frederic.schaer {at}, manager of the VO Managers' Group.
    • Name of the researcher(s).
    • Virtual Organization that will run the calculation.
    • Scientific discipline.
    • Brief (1 page) description of the calculation and reasons why the calculation is innovative.
    • Amount of resources that are needed for the calculation.
    • Time period(s) in which the calculation will be run.
  • The NA4 Steering Committee will evaluation the proposal and approve those that will provide "flagship" scientific results.
  • For approved requests, Frederic Schaer will open a GGUS ticket with the request and assign it to the Resource Allocation Group (RAG). You will be in copy of this request so that you can follow the progress.
  • The RAG will coordinate the resource request.
  • At the end of the calculation, the researcher will be asked to prepare a short summary of the results.

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