NICIS accepted as an associate member of large international experiment at CERN 

The CSIR has become a full participant in the international experiment ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) through the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS). NICIS brings expertise and resources in high-performance computing, large-scale data storage and highspeed bandwidth to the project. ALICE is designed to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at extreme energy densities.

NICIS was granted associate membership in ALICE, a project at the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) for three years. CERN is renowned for its cutting-edge particle physics research, which requires processing, analysing and storing vast amounts of data generated by experiments like ALICE.

To support this, CERN relies on purpose-built high-performance computing infrastructure, large-scale storage and high-speed connectivity services provided by a global network of high-performance cluster node facilities. The NICIS will enhance ALICE’s computational capabilities and enable faster data processing and analysis by providing the only Tier two high-performance computing node in Africa.

Additionally, further collaboration opportunities will be explored. The associate membership status will be reviewed in three years, with the potential to expand collaboration to include ground-breaking scientific research in high-energy physics.

Source: CSIR