(LCLS stands for SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser)
Where does all this data come from?
"With its detectors collecting information on atomic- and molecular-scale phenomena measured in quadrillionths of a second, LCLS stores data at a rate and scale comparable to experiments at the world's most powerful particle collider, the Large Hadron Collider in Europe."
How is the data consumed"Some teams choose to store and analyze their data at SLAC, while others transfer data over high-speed scientific computing networks. Larger teams may bring their own data experts to LCLS for experiments.
There is a push to improve the user interface to make LCLS data tools more accessible to scientists, offer more real-time data during experiments, train staff to work more closely with users on learning the data systems and continue to work toward common data standards."