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EVALSO, a high-bandwidth communication infrastructure to efficiently connect the ESO Paranal and the Cerro Armazones observatories to Europe: demonstration activities and start of operations
Author(s): Roland Lemke; Fernando Comeron; Rolf Chini; Giorgio Filippi; Jim Emerson; Konrad Kuijken; Danuta Dobrzycka; Andrew Wright; Stefano Zampieri; Fernando Liello
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Paper Abstract

EVALSO (Enabling Virtual Access to Latin-American Southern Observatories) is an international consortium of nine astronomical organizations, and research network operators, part-funded under the European Commission FP7, to create and exploit high-speed bandwidth connections to the observatories of Cerro Paranal and Cerro Armazones in Chile. The communication infrastructure was delivered in November 2010 and this paper reports on the initial results of the project and the demonstrations of its capabilities, including the possibilities that the new infrastructure opens up in the geographically distributed operation of the observatories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8451, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, 84511G (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927111
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Roland Lemke, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Fernando Comeron, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Rolf Chini, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Giorgio Filippi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jim Emerson, Queen Mary Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Konrad Kuijken, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Danuta Dobrzycka, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andrew Wright, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Stefano Zampieri, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Fernando Liello, Univ. degli Studi di Trieste (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8451:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II
Nicole M. Radziwill; Gianluca Chiozzi, Editor(s)

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