The INCD – National Distributed Computing Infrastructure, is a digital research infrastructure, which transverses all the knowledge areas.
Its mission is to ensure access for scientific and academic communities operating in Portugal, to high-capacity and high performance computational and storage resources.
The INCD encompasses an integrated system that provides its services from multiple locations, connected to each other by the latest generation network infrastructure.
The INCD is designed especially to provide services in the field of scientific computing, supporting researchers and their participation in national and international projects, and is the result of the evolution of a computing infrastructure established in 2008 as part of the National Grid Initiative.
The INCD is integrated with international counterpart infrastructures, with which it shares resources and allows Portuguese researchers to use computational resources, both nationally and internationally.
In this context, the INCD is part of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI), the Iberian infrastructure IBERGRID, and the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG).