AstroCloud: A Distributed Cloud Computing and Application Platform for Astronomy
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
Available Online December 2016.
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- astronomy; virtual observatory; lifecycle management; interoperability.
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Chen-Zhou Cui AU - Bo-Liang He AU - Chang-Hua Li AU - Dong-Wei Fan AU - Shan-Shan Li AU - Lin-Ying Mi AU - Zi-Huang Cao AU - Si-Si Yang AU - Yun-Fei Xu AU - Yue Chen AU - Zheng Li AU - Xu Han PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - AstroCloud: A Distributed Cloud Computing and Application Platform for Astronomy BT - 3rd International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icwcsn-16.2017.108 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icwcsn-16.2017.108 ID - Cui2016/12 ER -