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Coping with data deluge: a data system for the Megacam
Author(s): Maureen A. Conroy; John B. Roll; William F. Wyatt; Douglas J. Mink; Brian A. McLeod
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Paper Abstract

Megacam is a wide-field optical imager for the converted MMT that uses thirty-six 2048 by 4608 pixel CCDs to cover a 24' X 24' format. We describe a computer architecture designed to accommodate the expected data volume and show benchmark results from prototype implementations that demonstrate the performance attained by each of the design decisions. We show that our time budget allotments can be met using a modular, scalable architecture design that exploits the natural parallelization of multiple, identical detector components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316808
Show Author Affiliations
Maureen A. Conroy, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
John B. Roll, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
William F. Wyatt, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Douglas J. Mink, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Brian A. McLeod, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3355:
Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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