MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov Telescope) is an international scientific collaboration composed by more than 100 scientists in 17 research institutes from 9 different countries. The MAGIC telescopes is a system of two Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes located on the Canary Island La Palma, Spain. They have been designed to study the universe and discover new Gamma-ray sources in the energy range from 50 GeV to 5 TeV. These telescopes have a 17 m diameter reflector, being the largest Cherenkov telescopes in the world, and will be operated in stereoscopic mode for an enhanced sensitivity.
The MAGIC data center is located at the Port d’Informació Científica (PIC) in Barcelona, and is and supported by the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA) groups.
The data center provides storage and computing resources to access and process the experiment data, and is a central resource for the MAGIC collaboration. Both RAW data and analysis products from the OnSite Analysis and DataCheck are transferred from the observatory site to the data center using a custom data transfer software developed at PIC that runs on top of the LCG File Transfer Service (FTS).
The data center is also a resource for public MAGIC results through a Virtual Observatory server, and the release of public MAGIC results in FITS format.
Additionally, the data center provides also an Observations Database, the Software Repository, a Wiki to discuss ongoing data analysis and a complete User Support platform. The available computing resources are also complemented with a data processing program that allows the fast recalibration of RAW data on demand.