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StarDock: shipping customized computing environments to the data
Author(s): Michael D. Young; Soichi Hayashi; Arvind Gopu
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Paper Abstract

Surging data volumes make it increasingly unfeasible to transfer astronomical datasets to the local systems of individual scientists. Centralized pipelines offer some relief, but lack flexibility to fulfill the needs of all users. We have developed a system that leverages the Docker container application virtualization software. Along with a suite of commonly used astronomy applications, users can configure a container with their own custom software and analysis tools. Our StarDock system will move the users container to the data, and expose the requested dataset, allowing our users to safely and securely process their data without needlessly transferring hundreds of gigabytes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 991318 (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233081
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Michael D. Young, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Soichi Hayashi, Indiana Univ. (United States)
Arvind Gopu, Indiana Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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