DOE Science Accelerator (DSA) Scalability Prototype

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84698
Agency Tracking Number: 82158
Amount: $99,770.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: 41
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Small Business Information
301 North Guadalupe, Suite 201, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
DUNS: 112224766
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Quezada
 (505) 820-0301
Business Contact
 Abe Lederman
Title: Mr
Phone: (505) 820-0301
Research Institution
Scaling issues arise in federated search environments when the number of sources searched becomes large. These problems are not well understood, as few large-scale federated search environments exist. In particular, these problems have not been studied in distributed grid-based environments. This project will design and develop a test framework to study the problems of scalability. The testbed will profile the performance of each of a number of grid configurations in terms of a number of characteristics. The partitioning of sources and the distribution of services across grid nodes will be modified to achieve optimal performance and demonstrate the feasibility of large-scale distributed federated searches. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: A large-scale search grid would support the DOE Science Accelerator Initiative to promote global discovery. Other government and commercial organizations would benefit from the ability to effectively aggregate large numbers of content sources.

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