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Advanced load-testing techniques for a science archive
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Paper Abstract

Performance goals for data archive systems need to be established early in the design process to ensure stability and acceptable response throughput. Load testing is one technique used to measure the progress towards these performance goals. Providing resources for load-test planning is critical, and this planning must include feasibility studies, tool analyses, and generation of an overall load-test strategy. This strategy is much different for science data archives than other systems, including commercial websites and high-volume data centers. This paper will provide an overview of the load testing performed on the Spitzer Space Telescope's science archive, which is part of Science Operations System at the Spitzer Science Center (SSC). Methods used for planning and conducting SSC load tests will be presented, and advanced load-testing techniques will be provided to address runtime issues and enhance verification results. This work was performed at the California Institute of Technology under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7016, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II, 70161C (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788045
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Legassie, Raytheon Information Solutions (United States)
Lee Bennett, Spitzer Science Ctr., California Institute of Technology (United States)
Susan Comeau, Raytheon Information Solutions (United States)
Suzanne Dodd, Spitzer Science Ctr., California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7016:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II
Roger J. Brissenden; David R. Silva, Editor(s)

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