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Parallel Index and Query for Large Scale Data Analysis

SESSION: Querying Large Scale Data


TIME: 4:00PM - 4:30PM

AUTHOR(S):Jerry Chou, Kesheng Wu, Mark Howison, Mr. Prabhat, Oliver Ruebel, Brian Austin, E. Wes Bethel, Ji Qiang, Robert D. Ryne, Arie Shoshani


Modern scientific datasets present numerous data management and analysis challenges. State-of-the-art index and query technologies are critical for facilitating interactive exploration of large datasets, but numerous challenges remain in terms of designing a system for processing general scientific datasets. The system needs to be able to run on distributed multi-core platforms, efficiently utilize underlying I/O infrastructure, and scale to massive datasets. We present FastQuery, a novel software framework that address these challenges. FastQuery utilizes a state-of-the-art index and query technology (FastBit) and is designed to process massive datasets on modern supercomputing platforms. We apply the FastQuery framework to processing of a massive 50TB dataset generated by a large scale accelerator modeling code. We demonstrate the scalability of the tool to 11,520 cores. Motivated by the scientific need to search for interesting particles in this dataset, we use our framework to reduce search time from hours to tens of seconds.

Chair/Author Details:

Jerry Chou - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Kesheng Wu - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mark Howison - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mr. Prabhat - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Oliver Ruebel - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Brian Austin - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

E. Wes Bethel - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ji Qiang - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Robert D. Ryne - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Arie Shoshani - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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