The first HEPLIB user's meeting was held at the SSC Laboratory,
Dallas, Texas, September 19-20, 1991. Fifty-four scientists from
thirty-one High Energy Physics research institutes and universities met
for two full days to discuss the support and environments of High Energy
Physics computing and to form and define the scope of a HEPLIB Users Group.
There was a general consensus for the following objectives:
HEPLIB should be
world users group for enhancements, communications, and distribution
of software in the HEP computing environments.
was formed to plan subgroups, initiate
exchange and communication, plan logistics, arrange for
meetings, begin planning for a HEPLIB Newsletter, and look
into questions of manpower and funding for the HEPLIB Users
- HEPLIB will collect, maintain, document, and distribute
shareable application software for HEP computing as well
as non-HEP applications, including code management systems
in heterogeneous environments, data base systems, and
automatic installation and test procedures.
HEPLIB should promote and recommend industry, as well as HEP
computing standards as appropriate, including operating
systems, distributed computing environments, quality
assurance, version control, and information exchange.
Initially, the following addresses may be used to contact
the HEPLIB User Group :
Miguel Marquina Herald Johnstad
CN Division SSC Laboratory MS-2001
CERN 2550 Beckleyemeade Avenue
CH-1211 Geneve 23 Dallas, Texas 75237
Tel (022) 767-4912 Tel (214) 708-6000
Fax (022) 767-7155 Tel (214) 708-0006