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12 July 2008 Operating a petabyte class archive at ESO
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The challenges of setting up and operating a Petabyte Class Archive will be described in terms of computer systems within a complex Data Centre environment. The computer systems, including the ESO Primary and Secondary Archive and the associated computational environments such as relational databases will be explained. This encompasses the entire system project cycle, including the technical specifications, procurement process, equipment installation and all further operational phases. The ESO Data Centre construction and the complexity of managing the environment will be presented. Many factors had to be considered during the construction phase, such as power consumption, targeted cooling and the accumulated load on the building structure to enable the smooth running of a Petabyte class Archive.
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Dieter Suchar, John S. Lockhart, and Andrew Burrows "Operating a petabyte class archive at ESO", Proc. SPIE 7016, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II, 70160N (12 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789263
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