Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
To cope with the growing requirements of data intensive scientific experiments, models and simulations the Large Scale Data Facility (LSDF) at KIT aims to support many scientific disciplines. The LSDF is a distributed storage facility at Exabyte scale providing storage, archives, data bases and meta data repositories. Open interfaces and APIs support a variety of access methods to the highly available services for high throughput data applications. Tools for an easy and transparent access allow scientists to use the LSDF without bothering with the internal structures and technologies.