Cluster-Based Repositories and Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R198
Agency Tracking Number: 03SB1-0080
Amount: $736,365.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: SB031-008
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
2100 Wharton Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
DUNS: 782501597
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Lucas
 Chief Executive Officer
 (412) 488-2900
Business Contact
 Amy Jankowski
Title: Controller
Phone: (412) 488-2900
Research Institution
We propose to build an Open Analytical Framework using a technology called Cluster Based Repositories to support collaborative, distributed data collection and analysis. The Open Analytical Framework will be an inexpensive, distributed information analysis platform. It emphasizes collaboration through information liquidity and performance through massive scale and parallelization. It is composed of a large distributed ensemble of cooperating data storage nodes (repositories) and applications layered on the resulting uniform data space. We will address the problems of information object identity, schema definition, distributed indexing and query, caching and consistency, change notification, and intermittently connected (e.g., mobile) applications. Our proposed solutions revolve around the use of simple layered data representations (u-forms) and agents to manage the data (shepherds).

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