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File-storage cyberinfrastructure for large-scale projects: years before first-light
Author(s): Arun S. Jagatheesan; Jeff Kantor; Raymond Plante; Jacek Becla; D. Michael Freemon; Kian-Tat Lim; Michael Wan
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Paper Abstract

Large ground-based and space-based telescopes are expected to make exciting discoveries in the upcoming decade. These large projects start their construction phase many years before first-light and continue to operate for many years after first-light and usually span multiple countries. The file-storage cyberinfrastructure ("file-storage CI") of these largescale projects has to evolve over several years from a conceptual prototype to a highly flexible data distribution network. During this long period the file-storage CI has to transition into multiple stages, starting with a conceptual prototype before first-light, to a large-scale distributed network in production, and finally into a persistent archive once the project is decommissioned. While the project makes these transitions, the file-storage CI has to incorporate several requirements including but not limited to: Technology Evolution, due to changes in Cyberinfrastructure (CI) software or hardware during the lifetime of the project; International Partnerships that are updated during the various phases of the project; and Data Lifecycle that exists in the project. The file-storage and management software's architecture has to be designed with significant consideration of these requirements for these large projects. In this paper, we provide the generic requirements, for file-storage and management cyberinfrastructure in a large project similar to LSST before first-light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77401H (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857812
Show Author Affiliations
Arun S. Jagatheesan, San Diego Supercomputer Ctr. (United States)
iRODS.org (United States)
Jeff Kantor, LSST (United States)
Raymond Plante, National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States)
Jacek Becla, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
D. Michael Freemon, National Ctr. for Supercomputing Applications (United States)
Kian-Tat Lim, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Michael Wan, Institute for Neural Computation (United States)
iRODS.org (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7740:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
Nicole M. Radziwill; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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