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CANFAR: the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research
Author(s): Séverin Gaudet; Norman Hill; Patrick Armstrong; Nick Ball; Jeff Burke; Brian Chapel; Ed Chapin; Adrian Damian; Pat Dowler; Ian Gable; Sharon Goliath; Isabella Ghiurea; Sébastien Fabbro; Stephen Gwyn; Dustin Jenkins; JJ Kavelaars; Brian Major; John Ouellette; Mike Paterson; Michael Peddle; Duncan Penfold-Brown; Chris Pritchet; David Schade; Randall Sobie; David Woods; Alinga Yeung; Yuehai Zhang
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77401I (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858026
Show Author Affiliations
Séverin Gaudet, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Norman Hill, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Patrick Armstrong, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Nick Ball, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jeff Burke, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Brian Chapel, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Ed Chapin, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Adrian Damian, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Pat Dowler, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Ian Gable, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Sharon Goliath, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Isabella Ghiurea, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Sébastien Fabbro, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Stephen Gwyn, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Dustin Jenkins, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
JJ Kavelaars, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Brian Major, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
John Ouellette, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Mike Paterson, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Michael Peddle, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Duncan Penfold-Brown, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Chris Pritchet, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
David Schade, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Randall Sobie, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
David Woods, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Alinga Yeung, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Yuehai Zhang, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


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

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