Large Scale Data Repository: Design of a Molecular Dynamics Trajectory Database
1999 (English)In: Future generations computer systems, ISSN 0167-739X, Vol. 16, no 1, 101-110 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The design of a molecular dynamics trajectory database is presented as an example of the organization of large-scale dynamic distributed repositories for scientific data. Large scientific datasets are usually interpreted through reduced data calculated by analysis functions. This allows a database architecture in which the analyzed datasets, that are kept in addition to the raw datasets, are transferred to a database user. A flexible user interface with a well defined Application Program Interface (API) allows for a wide array of analysis functions and the incorporation of user defined functions is a critical part of the database design. An analysis function is executed only when the requested analysis result is not available from an earlier request. A prototype implementation used to gain initial practical experiences with performance and scalability is presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 1999. Vol. 16, no 1, 101-110 p.
distributed database; scientific data archive; data analysis
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-90974DOI: 10.1016/S0167-739X(99)00039-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-90974DiVA: diva2:507622
NR 201408052012-03-052012-03-05Bibliographically approved