Big Data Plans of the Worldwide-Unique Large-Scale Research Facility

ELI-ALPS (Extreme Light Infrastructure, Attosecond Light Pulse Source) is one of the Large Scale Research Infrastructures in Europe, is close to completion. Within some years from now, scientists from every part of the world will come to Szeged, Hungary, to perform experiments on cutting-edge light sources.
The construction, installation and operation of this unique institution poses many challenges. Among these, we focus on the ones related to data management and computation. Visiting researchers will be coming to ELI-ALPS on a tight schedule and generate a large amount of data during their experiments. Acquisition, processing, curation and long-term archiving of these data demand specific equipment, skills and cooperation.
The aim of the presentation is to give an insight into the implementation project of the facility. In the first part, an overview of the research infrastructure and its scientific importance will be provided. Then, we demonstrate the specific challenges of data management and computation and introduce the projects that tackle these as well as facilitate the development of a data management system at a world-class scientific institution.

Tamás Gaizer
Software architect, ELI-ALPS

After receiving his M.Sc. from University of Szeged as Software Engineer and Mathematician and working some years for the same university, he spent 20 years at Régens Plc., a software development company. He gained experience in different positions (software developer, data modeller, system architect, technical lead) and participated in a lot of large software development projects. He has been at ELI since 2016 and is working as a co-leader of Data and Computing work-package in the H2020-funded ELITRANS project, which lays down the concept of the 3-pillar European ELI research infrastructure.

Lajos Jenő Fülöp
Head of Engineering and Integration Division, ELI-ALPS

He received his M.Sc. from University of Szeged as Software Engineer and Mathematician. Thereafter he earned his Ph.D. from the same university in evaluating and improving reverse engineering tools. Before joining ELI-ALPS, he had worked as a software developer and software architect. At ELI-ALPS, he started as an IT expert then became the group leader of Data Acquisition and Integration and now he leads the Engineering and Integration Division. Previously, he was the leader of the Data and Computing work-package of the ELITrans project.