An Analysis of the Performance Bottlenecks in the Federated Search Information Flow

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,245.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85327
Award Id:
94436
Agency Tracking Number:
91585
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
64 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:
383643843
Principal Investigator:
Abe Lederman
Dr.
(505) 820-0301
abe@deepwebtech.com
Business Contact:
Abe Lederman
Dr.
(505) 820-0301
abe@deepwebtech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Performance bottlenecks in federated search limit the benefits of the technology to DOE researchers, to other scientists and to the public. We will assess the performance bottlenecks of Deep Web Technologies' federated search technology in Phase I and make performance improvements in Phase II. We performed a rigorous assessment of the information flow in our federated search technology. We identified a number of bottlenecks and assessed the impact of each to prioritize the performance improvement work. We also prototyped technology to improve certain performance bottlenecks. We will design and implement a number of technologies to remove major bottlenecks. The technologies will improve the speed of data access and storage, networking, web access, computation, and connector work. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The future of federated search lies in the ability to cast a wide net over an ever-increasing body of scientific information. It will become more feasible to build large-scale federated search applications for the federal government that simultaneously search thousands of sources.

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