e-Infrastructure services
03 May 2017



STFC has published a new e-infrastructure strategy designed to support and strengthen research and industrial productivity in the UK.

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The Distributed Computing Infrastructure Group in STFC's Scientific Computing Department develops and runs of a number of production services that are integral to several national and international scale compute infrastructures. These services (GOCDB, APEL, UKCA) form part of the core operational services for many compute sites across the UK and EU.​


The Grid Operations Centre Database is a service registryfor globally distributed scientific computing resources

APEL Resource Accounting​

Resource accounting for compute resources used across large grid infrastructures


The UK eScience Certification Authority service

STFC-CVMFS content distribution service

Scalable, g​lobal software and content distribution using the CernVM filesystem (CVMFS)

STFC File Transfer Service​

Robust, s​cheduled data transfer service using FTS3

STFC Rucio Data Management Service

Scalable, policy driven scientific data management service using Rucio​

Contact: Collier, Ian (STFC,RAL,SC)