19 July 2010 CANFAR: the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research
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The Canadian Advanced Network For Astronomical Research (CANFAR) is a 2 1/2-year project that is delivering a network-enabled platform for the accessing, processing, storage, analysis, and distribution of very large astronomical datasets. The CANFAR infrastructure is being implemented as an International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) compliant web service infrastructure. A challenging feature of the project is to channel all survey data through Canadian research cyberinfrastructure. Sitting behind the portal service, the internal architecture makes use of high-speed networking, cloud computing, cloud storage, meta-scheduling, provisioning and virtualisation. This paper describes the high-level architecture and the current state of the project.
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Séverin Gaudet, Séverin Gaudet, Norman Hill, Norman Hill, Patrick Armstrong, Patrick Armstrong, Nick Ball, Nick Ball, Jeff Burke, Jeff Burke, Brian Chapel, Brian Chapel, Ed Chapin, Ed Chapin, Adrian Damian, Adrian Damian, Pat Dowler, Pat Dowler, Ian Gable, Ian Gable, Sharon Goliath, Sharon Goliath, Isabella Ghiurea, Isabella Ghiurea, Sébastien Fabbro, Sébastien Fabbro, Stephen Gwyn, Stephen Gwyn, Dustin Jenkins, Dustin Jenkins, JJ Kavelaars, JJ Kavelaars, Brian Major, Brian Major, John Ouellette, John Ouellette, Mike Paterson, Mike Paterson, Michael Peddle, Michael Peddle, Duncan Penfold-Brown, Duncan Penfold-Brown, Chris Pritchet, Chris Pritchet, David Schade, David Schade, Randall Sobie, Randall Sobie, David Woods, David Woods, Alinga Yeung, Alinga Yeung, Yuehai Zhang, Yuehai Zhang, "CANFAR: the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research", Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77401I (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858026; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.858026
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