LCG and ARC middleware interoperability

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LCG and ARC are two of the major production-ready Grid middleware solutions being
used by hundreds of HEP researchers every day. Even though the middlewares are based
on same technology, there are substantial architectural and implementational
divergencies. An ordinary user faces difficulties trying to cross the boundaries of
the two systems: ARC clients so far have not been capable accessing LCG resources and
vice versa. After presenting the similarities and differences of the LCG and ARC
middlewares, we will focus on the strategies implementing interoperable layers over
the two middlewares. The most important areas are the job submission and management
and information system components. The basic requirement for the interoperability
layer implementation is capability of transparent cross Grid job submission both from
ARC and LCG.


  • Tord Ekelöf
  • Mattias Ellert
  • Balazs Konya
  • Oxana Smirnova
  • Farid Ould-Saada
  • Sigve Haug
  • Aleksandr Konstantinov
  • Michael Grønager
  • Laurence Field
  • David Smith
  • Erwin Laure
  • Rodney Walker
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch
EventComputing in High Energy Physics CHEP'06 - Mumbai, India
Duration: 2006 Feb 15 → …


ConferenceComputing in High Energy Physics CHEP'06
Period2006/02/15 → …