The CEDAR project is constructing an e-Science resource for particle physics, combining the strengths of the well-established and widely used HepData database of high-energy physics data and the innovative JetWeb data comparison facility, and exploiting developing computing grid technology.
In order to make the best possible use of future colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider and the Future Linear Collider, while still keeping the lessons learned in current and past experiments, CEDAR will provide:
- an extensive archive of data from particle scattering experiments, building on HEPDATA;
- validation and tuning of Monte Carlo programs, parton distribution functions and other high-energy physics calculation programs, building on JetWeb;
- access to well defined versions of these programs and code management support for developers;
- a standardised set of data formats for specifying HEP measurements as used in HepData and Monte Carlo event generator configurations as used in JetWeb;
- Grid compatibility for distribution of JetWeb Monte Carlo submissions and to enable secure addition of experimental data to the HepData catalogue by experimental collaborations.
A key motivation of CEDAR is to provide a set of services to the HEP community which will be the standard way for recording reaction data and tuning Monte Carlo programs.
CEDAR is a collaboration between University College London and the IPPP.
The IPPP contact is Mike Whalley