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Comparative performance measures of relational and object-oriented databases using High Energy Physics data

Description: The major experiments at the SSC are expected to produce up to 1 Petabyte of data per year. The use of database techniques can significantly reduce the time it takes to access data. The goal of this project was to test which underlying data model, the relational or the object-oriented, would be better suited for archival and accessing high energy data. We describe the relational and the object-oriented data model and their implementation in commercial database management systems. To determine scalability we tested both implementations for 10-MB and 100-MB databases using storage and timing criteria.
Date: December 1, 1993
Creator: Marstaller, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An electronic laboratory notebook based on the World Wide Web

Description: The LBNL/UCSF Resource for Molecular Cytogenetics has been created to facilitate the application of molecular cytogenetics in clinical and biological studies. One of the primary tasks is the selection of probes optimized for use in fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Our group provides data management support for all the activities in the Resource. In this paper we describe an electronic laboratory notebook based on the World Wide Web. The data are located in a central database. The user interface consists of a set of HTML forms that handle data input and retrieval from a database from two locations several miles apart. A WWW client allows users to formulate retrieval and edit operations that are sent to the database. Results are filtered through Perl scripts which generate HTML documents with Hypertext links that are sent back to the client. Besides tracking laboratory information through the various stages in the biology laboratory, the system also feeds into a public web server that makes the data available to the community.
Date: October 1, 1995
Creator: Marstaller, J.E. & Zorn, M.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An electronic laboratory notebook based on HTML forms

Description: The electronic notebook records information that has traditionally been kept in handwritten laboratory notebooks. It keeps detailed information about the progress of the research , such as the optimization of primers, the screening of the primers and, finally, the mapping of the probes. The notebook provides two areas of services: Data entry, and reviewing of data in all stages. The World wide Web browsers, with HTML based forms provide a fast and easy mechanism to create forms-based user interfaces. The computer scientist can sit down with the biologist and rapidly make changes in response to the user`s comments. Furthermore the HTML forms work equally well on a number of different hardware platforms; thus the biologists may continue using their Macintosh computers and find a familiar interface if they have to work on a Unix workstation. The web browser can be run from any machine connected to the Internet: thus the users are free to enter or view information even away from their labs at home or while on travel. Access can be restricted by password and other means to secure the confidentiality of the data. A bonus that is hard to implement otherwise is the facile connection to outside resources. Linking local information to data in public databases is only a hypertext link away with little or no additional programming efforts.
Date: October 1, 1995
Creator: Marstaller, J.E. & Zorn, M.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Requirements for a system to analyze HEP events using database computing

Description: We describe the requirements for the design and prototyping of an object-oriented database designed to analyze data in high energy physics. Our goal is to satisfy the data processing and analysis needs of a generic high energy physics experiment to be proposed for the Superconducting SuperCollider (SSC), and requires the collection and analysis of between 10 and 100 million sets of vectors (events), each approximately one megabyte in length. We sketch how this analysis would proceed using an object-oriented database which support the basic data types used in HEP.
Date: 1992~
Creator: May, E.; Lifka, D.; Lusk, E.; Price, L. E.; Day, C. T.; Loken, S. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Requirements for a system to analyze HEP events using database computing

Description: We describe the requirements for the design and prototyping of an object-oriented database designed to analyze data in high energy physics. Our goal is to satisfy the data processing and analysis needs of a generic high energy physics experiment to be proposed for the Superconducting SuperCollider (SSC), and requires the collection and analysis of between 10 and 100 million sets of vectors (events), each approximately one megabyte in length. We sketch how this analysis would proceed using an object-oriented database which support the basic data types used in HEP.
Date: December 31, 1992
Creator: May, E.; Lifka, D.; Lusk, E.; Price, L. E.; Day, C. T.; Loken, S. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department