Status Report

AstroCloud: A Distributed Cloud Computing and Application Platform for Astronomy

By SpaceRef Editor
January 23, 2017
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Chenzhou Cui, Boliang He, Ce Yu, Jian Xiao, Changhua Li, Dongwei Fan, Shanshan Li, Linying Mi, Zihuang Cao, Sisi Yang, Yunfei Xu, Yue Chen, Zheng Li, Xu Han, Zhi Hong, Shucheng Yin, Chen Li, Chuanjun Wang, Yufeng Fan, Jianguo Wang, Junyi Chen, Hailong Zhang, Liang Liu, Na Gao, Zherui Yang, Xiao Chen, Min Liu, Cuilan Qiao, Kangyu Du, Liying Su, Wenming Song
(Submitted on 19 Jan 2017)

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.

Comments:    5 pages, 8 figures, to appear in the Proceedings of “The 3rd International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Network (WCSN 2016)”
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as:    arXiv:1701.05641 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1701.05641v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Chen-Zhou Cui
[v1] Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:16:38 GMT (534kb)

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