Skip to Main Content
To cope with the growing requirements of data intensive scientific experiments, models and simulations the Large Scale Data Facility (LSDF) at KIT aims to support many scientific disciplines. The LSDF is a distributed storage facility at Exabyte scale providing storage, archives, data bases and meta data repositories. Apart from data storage many scientific communities need to perform data processing operations as well. For this purpose the LSDF Execution Framework for Data Intensive Applications (LAMBDA) was developed to allow asynchronous high-performance data processing next to the LSDF. However, it is not restricted to the LSDF or any special feature only available at the LSDF. The main goal of LAMBDA is to simplify large scale data processing for scientific users by reducing complexity, responsibility and error-proneness. The description of an execution is realized as part of LAMBDA administration in the background via meta data that can be obtained from arbitrary sources. Thus, the scientific user has only to select which applications he wants to apply to his data.
Date of Conference: 15-17 Feb. 2012