Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN 2016)

AstroCloud: A Distributed Cloud Computing and Application Platform for Astronomy

Authors
Chen-Zhou Cui, Bo-Liang He, Chang-Hua Li, Dong-Wei Fan, Shan-Shan Li, Lin-Ying Mi, Zi-Huang Cao, Si-Si Yang, Yun-Fei Xu, Yue Chen, Zheng Li, Xu Han
Corresponding Author
Chen-Zhou Cui
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icwcsn-16.2017.108How to use a DOI?
Keywords
astronomy; virtual observatory; lifecycle management; interoperability.
Abstract
Virtual Observatory (VO) is a data-intensively online astronomical research and education environment, which takes advantages of advanced information technologies to achieve seamless and global access to astronomical information. AstroCloud is a cyber-infrastructure for astronomy research initiated by Chinese Virtual Observatory (China-VO) project, and also a kind of physical distributed platform which integrates lots of tasks such as telescope access proposal management, data archiving, data quality control, data release and open access, cloud based data processing and analysis. It consists of five application channels, i.e. observation, data, tools, cloud and public and is acting as a full lifecycle management system and gateway for astronomical data and telescopes. Physically, the platform is hosted in six cities currently, i.e. Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Kunming, Lijiang and Urumqi, and serving more than 17 thousand users. Achievements from international Virtual Observatories and Cloud Computing are adopted heavily. In the paper, backgrounds of the project, architecture, Cloud Computing environment, key features of the system, current status and future plans are introduced.
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-302-9
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icwcsn-16.2017.108How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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