Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Forget ADAMO tables: Make Entries in a Notebook

Data Structures for Particle Physics Experiments: Evolution or Revolution? - the 14th INFN Eloisatron project.

We all bogged off to Erice in Sicily for a fun workshop in November 1990, fighting out the battle between memory managers (Zebra, (Y)Bos, Cheetah, Jazelle, ...) and languages (Fortran, Fortran 90, C++, ...)

Quite a lot of the focus was on data modelling at a time when entity-relationship modelling was all the rage in HEP.

ERICE = "Even Rene Is Convinced Eventually"

My dinner-time contribution was "Can A Relational Model mean Entirely Nothing?"