About the national e-infrastructure
A rich ecosystem connected through the grid
The Netherlands high-end computing environment for research encompasses the following physical elements:
NCF is formal project owner of a collaborative grid project called BIGGRID, together with NIKHEF and NBIC. This project aims to establish a single advanced grid-environment for use by all disciplines. It includes the establishment of a Tier-1 centre within CERN’s Tier-concept (mainly storage and compute capacity) and organisational matters, such as user boards, national helpdesk, etc.