What is the LSC DataGrid?
The LSC DataGrid is the combination of LSC computational and data storage resources with so called "Grid Computing middleware" to create a coherent and uniform LSC data analysis environment.
More specifically, the LSC DataGrid is the combination of
- Linux clusters at the LIGO Hanford and Livingston sites
- Linux clusters at the Tier-1 site Caltech
- Linux clusters at Tier-2 sites MIT, UWM and PSU
- Linux clusters at GEO sites Birmingham, Cardiff and the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI)
- LDAS instances at Caltech, MIT, LHO, and LLO
- Data storage at each of the sites
together with Grid Computing software such as Globus, GridFTP, and Condor and tools built from them that allows LSC scientists to access resources and analyze data in a coherent and uniform way.
Junwei Cao presented the poster Enabling LIGO Applications on Scientific Grids and Duncan Brown presented the poster Grid Development and Deployment of LIGO Scientific Collaboration Data Analysis Software at the Open Science Grid Consortium Meeting held in Milwaukee in July 2005. Both posters explain in detail some ongoing LSC/LIGO Data Grid work within the LSC.
Is the LSC DataGrid up and running?
Yes! We have a good start and a number of friendly users have been trying various tools and giving us feedback at a number of sites.
How can I get started?
Visit the Getting Started web page.
How can I contribute?