Gravitational Wave Open Science Center

Accessing Data Using CernVM-FS


It is now possible to access the larger bulk data sets from Observation Runs using CernVM-FS. This distributed file system will allow you to mount the data locally on your computer if you have one of the supported platforms (a number of Linux distributions and MacOS X 10.11 or beyond). Once you have installed and configured CernVM-FS, you will be able to access data from these observation runs as files in subdirectories on your computer.

CernVM-FS Installation Instructions

Instructions for installing CernVM-FS are available from the IGWN | Computing website located here.

Please take special note that the section on IGWN proprietary data ( only applies to the LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA Collaboration members and not to the general public.

Return to the Data Page to learn more about Bulk Data Releases..