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Open data management solutions for problem solving environments: application of distributed authoring and versioning to the Extensible Computational Chemistry Environment

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3 Author(s)
Schuchardt, K. ; Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA, USA ; Myers, J. ; Stephan, E.

Next-generation problem solving environments (PSEs) promise significant advances over those now available. They will span scientific disciplines and incorporate collaboration capabilities. They will host feature-detection and other agents, allow data mining and pedigree tracking, and provide access from a wide range of devices. Fundamental changes in PSE architecture are required to realize these and other PSE goals. This paper focuses specifically on issues related to data management and recommends an approach based on open, metadata-driven repositories with loosely defined, dynamic schemas. Benefits of this approach are discussed and the redesign of the Extensible Computational Chemistry Environment's (Ecce) data storage architecture to use such a repository is described, based on the distributed authoring and versioning (DAV) standard. The suitability of DAV for scientific data, the mapping of the Ecce schema to DAV, and promising initial results are presented

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High Performance Distributed Computing, 2001. Proceedings. 10th IEEE International Symposium on

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2001