LSC Data Grid (6 sources) Load


General Information
LSC LIGO Scientific Collaboration
LIGO-Hanford Observatory
LIGO-Livingston Observatory

DataGrid Details

What is LSC DataGrid?
LDG Clusters Usage [Ganglia]
Available Data per site
Grid Service Details [Monitoring]

User Manual

How to get started
Install Data Grid Client
Getting Certificates
Account Request
SSH Login Portal
CVS/Bug Account Request
Request Software changes to SCCB

Admin Manual [(*) = optional]

Install DataGrid Server
Get server certificates
Configure/deploy Condor
Include site into Grid Monitoring
Graceful Condor shutdown
(*) Configure/deploy CondorView
(*) Configure Condor Flocking
(*) CondorC on LDG
LAMS / VOMS Admin [LSC internal]
Syracuse X4500 wiki [passwd required]
Edit these web pages

Request/Bug Tracking

Request Tracking System [RT]
LDG trouble ticket system


Reference O/S Schedule

LDG Collaborations

Condor-LIGO biweekly telecon
Globus-LIGO monthly telecon
LIGO VO in Open Science Grid [OSG]
Archival GriPhyN-LIGO WG pages



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

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.

Right now most of the development is being coordinated within the DASWG working group, along with LIGO-GriPhyN working group.

How can I get started?

Visit the Getting Started web page.

How can I contribute?

You want to contribute to the LSC Data Grid effort? Excellent! Please attend either the weekly DASWG meeting (for LSC scientists) or the weekly LSC Admins meeting (for LSC system administrators).

Supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF)