Critical Database Technologies for High Energy Physics.

David M. Malon, Edward N. May: Critical Database Technologies for High Energy Physics. VLDB 1997: 580-584
  author    = {David M. Malon and
               Edward N. May},
  editor    = {Matthias Jarke and
               Michael J. Carey and
               Klaus R. Dittrich and
               Frederick H. Lochovsky and
               Pericles Loucopoulos and
               Manfred A. Jeusfeld},
  title     = {Critical Database Technologies for High Energy Physics},
  booktitle = {VLDB'97, Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Very
               Large Data Bases, August 25-29, 1997, Athens, Greece},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1997},
  isbn      = {1-55860-470-7},
  pages     = {580-584},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/MalonM97.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/97},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


A number of large-scale high energy physics experiments loom on the horizon, several of which will generate many petabytes of scientific data annually. A variety of exploratory projects are underway within the physics computing community to investigate approaches to managing this data. There are conflicting views of this massive data problem: and many people hold both views. The purpose of this paper is to begin a dialog between the computational physics and very large database communities on such problems, and to stimulate research in directions that will be of benefit to both groups. This paper will attempt to outline the nature and scope of these massive data problems, survey several of the approaches being explored by the physics community, and suggest areas in which high energy physicists hope to look to the database community for assistance.

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Matthias Jarke, Michael J. Carey, Klaus R. Dittrich, Frederick H. Lochovsky, Pericles Loucopoulos, Manfred A. Jeusfeld (Eds.): VLDB'97, Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 25-29, 1997, Athens, Greece. Morgan Kaufmann 1997, ISBN 1-55860-470-7
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