Associate Members

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SwiNG Associate Members (AM) include key universities and research institutions within the Swiss Grid community. The AMs formulates the scientific and technical program of SwiNG advising the Assembly and Executive Board on technical and scientific issues. The AMs also propose candidate members to join the SwiNG Assembly based on their technical expertise.

The SwiNG Associate Members is chaired by Szymon Gadomski, Dept of Physics, University of Geneva.

To contact the Associate Members, please send an email Szymon at this link.

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SwiNG Associate Members


Distributed High Throughput Computing Group, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)

The Distributed High Throughput Computing Group's mandate is to develop a product line for CSCS for High Throughput Computing and for distributed computing. In addition, this group is resposible to successfully lead the CSCS contributions to two large EU projects, the EGEE and PACE projects.

Information Technology Domain (DIT), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL)

DIT is commited to help EPFL staff and students optimize the use of computing resources in their work, with modern and effective tools. DIT offers IT services common to the whole EPFL community; more specific services are proposed locally inside Schools. DIT offers EPFL members IT services including computing networks, virtualisation, user advice and High Performance Computing.

Laboratory for cryptologic algorithms - LACAL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL)

The laboratory focusses on the design and analysis of algorithms used in cryptographic protocols or security assessments.

Center for Information Sciences and Databases, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

The Center for Information Sciences and Databases (CISD) is an associated scientific unit of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), a member group of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and participates in the Swiss national Systems Biology initiative Its mission is to establish and ensure simple, reliable access to data of high quality and consistency with sufficient context to enable and support knowledge generation in Systems Biology. As a focused group of interdisciplinary experts, CISD is to provide an effective scientific service bridging the gap between life science research and information technologies enabling cross-disciplinary research. Simple, scalable and consistent storage and management of information is a key to successful research projects and collaborations.

Compact Muon Solenoid experiment (CMS), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

CMS, the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment in operation at the LHC, is a 12000 tons detector based on a large, high field superconducting magnet. There are over 2500 people from more than 150 Institutions (from 38 countries) involved in this experiment. Switzerland plays a major role in the design, financing, construction and operation of the experiment, as well as in its physics exploration. The main technical challenges of the experiment are to maintain the required detector efficiency and accuracy in the presence of extremely high background levels, to handle the enormous volume of data collected, and to expeditiously analyse the data in order to extract the physics.

Functional Genomics Center Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) & The University of Zurich

The Functional Genomics Center Zurich (FGCZ) is a joint state-of-the-art research and training facility of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. With latest technologies and expert support for Omics research, the FGCZ carries out research projects and technology development in collaboration with the Zurich Life Science research community.

Institute of 4D Technologies (i4Ds), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

The i4Ds is an interdisciplinary team consisting of about 20 specialists mainly from the computer sciences but also from the civil engineering, construction process management, mathematics, physics and design departments. i4Ds is carrying out research, are involved in education, and offer services for industry partners, as well as being connected to national and international universities.
i4Ds develops innovative software solutions for data intensive problems, applying our generic solutions to general domains, in particular for the architecture, engineering and construction industry (AEC). i4Ds’ main research topics are 4D-Technologies, supported by Information Processing and Optimization, Virtual Environments and Data Spaces.

EIG - University of applied sciences Western Switzerland

Grid & Ubiquitous Computing Group, University of Applied Science Western Switzerland

The GRID & Ubiquitous Computing Group is a part of the Information and Communication Technologies department of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg (HES-SO/EIA-FR). This group is active on topics related to parallel and distributed systems such as Grid computing and was partner of the CoreGRID NoE. More specifically activities of the group are mainly focusing on the following aspects: Programming models and tool for GRID and distributed systems;  Resource management for GRID systems.

Compact Muon Solenoid experiment (CMS), Paul Scherrer Institute

GC3: Grid Computing Competence Center, University of Zurich

The GC3 mission is to foster research, education, infrastructure, and usage of distributed computing at the University of Zürich

Proteome Informatics Group (PIG), Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the University of Geneva

The PIG is part of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the University of Geneva. It is involved in software and database development for the benefit of the proteomics and the glycomics communities.

Vital-IT, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)

Vital-IT is a bioinformatics competence center that supports and collaborates with life scientists in Switzerland and beyond. The multi-disciplinary team provides expertise, training and maintains a high-performance computing (HPC) and storage infrastructure, so as to help develop, maintain and extend life science and medical research (activities).

Grid Team, SWITCH

SWITCH is synonymous with the networking of Swiss academia. Our high-performance network connects Internet users in Switzerland with one another, as well as with Europe and the rest of the world. The vision underlying this, the latest news and initiatives concerning SWITCH, plus a whole lot more can be discovered here. The Grid team provides support on Grid computing users.

Biozentrum, The Center for Molecular Life Sciences, The University of Basel

The Biozentrum is the largest department at the University of Basel’s Faculty of Science. The primary focus of this interdisciplinary institute is basic molecular and biomedical research and teaching. The Biozentrum holds a leading position nationally and internationally, closely networks with partners from the academic world and industry and is an integral part of the education and research landscape.

Databases and Information Systems Group (DBIS), University of Basel

The main focus of the DBIS group is the application of database concepts to large-scale distributed information systems, in particular to Service-oriented Architectures & Process-based systems (workflows) and Cloud & Grid Computing. This includes aspects of reliability, scalability, mobility and dynamic adaptability. The results of this work are applied to fields like Digital Libraries, eHealth, and eScience

Computer Services Department, University of Bern

Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP), University of Bern

The Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP) is a division of the Physics Institute at the University of Bern, Switzerland. We conduct research in the field of experimental particle physics. The five main subjects are: high-energy collider physics, neutrino oscillation physics, low energy neutrino physics, development of novel particle detectors, medical applications of particle physics, and search for Dark Matter

enviroSPACE - Spatial Predictions and Analyses in Complex Environments, University of Geneva

The enviroSPACE laboratory is dedicated to spatial analyses within the Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva, as part of the Forel Institute, and in close collaboration with the Climatic Change and Climate Impacts group, the Ecology group, as well as the InfoGEO at the Geography department. These groups collaborate at the University of Geneva to promote GIS through a common web platform. We also work under a unique and long lasting agreement with UNEP/GRID-Geneva and the Federal Office for the Envionment.

High Energy Physics, University of Geneva

MedGIFT - Content-based medical image retrieval, University of Geneva

The MedGIFT project started at the medical faculty of the University of Geneva, Switzerland in 2002 and is since 2007 located in the Institute for Business Information Systems at the HES-SO in Sierre (Valais), Switzerland. The name stems originally from the use of the GNU Image Finding Tool (GIFT) for medical applications. Over the years the GIFT has been used less frequently and a large set of tools and applications have been developed to advance the field of medical visual information retrieval. All developed tools are open source and can be requested by email. Some very old tools might not be available anymore. A very strong collaboration with medical informatics and the University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Switzerland continues to keep the group activities in medical information analysis and at the interface between computer science and medicine.

IT Services Department, University of Lausanne

Software Composition, Università della Svizzera Italiana

Computational Structural Biology, University of Zurich

The Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Structural Biology is a research consortium specializing in the structural biology of membrane proteins and supramolecular complexes. It is funded by the Swiss Science Foundation (SNF), the University of Zürich (UZH), and the ETH Zürich (ETH). Its network includes 14 research groups at the UZH, ETH, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the Swiss Light Source (SLS), and the Biozentrum of the University of Basel.

Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Grid Applications, Organic Chemistry Institute, University of Zurich 

The Institute of Organic Chemistry (OCI) belongs to the Faculty of Mathematics and Science MNF, one of seven faculties at the University of Zurich. The OCI affiliates to the “Fachbereich” Chemistry- Biochemistry, one of four “Fachbereiche”, or departments in the MNF. Research topics carried out in the OCI include: Biological Chemistry,    Organometallic Chemistry, Computational/Theoretical Chemistry, Stereochemistry, Heterocyclic/Mechanistic Chemistry, and Synthesis Chemical Crystallography.