We present a summary of the science outcomes achieved by the eMinerals project so far. The use of Grid computing has allowed us to make progress in a variety of environmentally relevant and computationally demanding problems in mineral physics.
Within the eMinerals project we have been making increasing use of CML (the Chemical Markup Language) for the representation of our scientific data. The original motivation was primarily to aid in data interoperability between existing simulation codes, and successful results of CML-mediated inter-code communication are shown. In addition, though, we have… (More)
We outline the experience, from within, of working towards establishing the eMinerals project team as a functioning virtual organisation. We mostly describe our experience with the tools we have been using, with particular emphasis placed on the project-wide use of the personal version of the Access Grid.
Grid computing has the potential to revolutionise how small groups of simulation scientists work together to tackle new science problems. In this paper we report how the eMinerals project has developed a small scale integrated compute and data grid infrastructure – the eMinerals minigrid – and developed generic job submission tools that exploit this… (More)