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Title Building the International Lattice Data Grid
Authors Mark Beckett,Paul Coddington,Balint Joo,Christopher Maynard,Dirk Pleiter,Osamu Tatebe,Tomoteru Yoshie
JLAB number JLAB-IT-11-05
LANL number (None)
Other number DOE/OR/23177-1875
Document Type(s) (Journal Article) 
Associated with EIC: No
Supported by Jefferson Lab LDRD Funding: No

Compiled for Computer Physics Communication
Volume 182
Issue 6
Page(s) 1208-1214
Publication Abstract: We present the International Lattice Data Grid (ILDG), a loosely federated grid-of-grids for sharing data from Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (LQCD) simulations. The ILDG comprises of metadata, file-format and web-service standards, which can be used to wrap regional data-grid interfaces, allowing seamless access to catalogues and data in a diverse set of collaborating regional grids. We discuss the technological underpinnings of the ILDG, primarily the metadata and the middleware, and offer a critique of its various aspects with the hindsight of the design work and the two years of production.
Experiment Numbers: other
Group: Scientific Computing
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