Fedora Performance and Scalability Wiki Online
Submitted by on Wed, 2008-06-04 14:56
Karlsruhe, Germany It is of paramount importance for large-scale applications that the Fedora Commons repository platform can handle huge amounts of data efficiently. While Fedora is generally known to be stable and reliable, there appears to be a lack of data and experience regarding large-scale installations, and what the related performance implications are. The Fedora Performance and Scalability Wiki Online has been established by eSciDoc to investigate and track efforts around these issues.
There are some known performance issues, namely regarding the ingest of new objects. It remains to be investigated if there can be some room for improvement. A faster ingest would be beneficial for many large projects using Fedora Commons. The aim of the Fedora Performance and Scalability Wiki Online therefore is to gather data, document limits and constraints, devise recommendations and help improve Fedora Commons evolve further by contributing the findings to the community.
Generating, processing, disseminating, and archiving scientific and
scholarly knowledge is changing in a fundamental way. In the future,
researchers from all over the world cooperate, collaborate, and
communicate throughout the whole process of knowledge generation by means of e-research environments. Typical scenarios include storing, manipulating, enriching, disseminating, and publishing not only the final results of the research process, but all intermediate steps as well, such as pre-research documents, primary and experimental data, pre-prints, and learning materials.
eSciDoc is a joint project of the Max Planck Society and FIZ Karlsruhe, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aiming to build such an e-research platform for multi-disciplinary research organizations. This not only includes software, but establishing organizational measures, policies, and best practices as well.