DOE Science Accelerator (DSA) Scalability Prototype

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,770.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER84698
Award Id:
84080
Agency Tracking Number:
82158
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
301 North Guadalupe, Suite 201, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112224766
Principal Investigator:
Alex Quezada
Mr
(505) 820-0301
alex@deepwebtech.com
Business Contact:
Abe Lederman
Mr
(505) 820-0301
abe@deepwebtech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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