NRAO Special Colloquium

Date: Mon. 13 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: NRAO

The NRAO is hosting a special Monday colloquium. Professor Peter Quinn is executive director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia. He will present "Delivering SKA Science." The Square Kilometer Array Observatory, under development in South Africa, will be capable of producing a stream of science data products that are Exa-scale in terms of their storage and processing requirements. This Google-scale enterprise is attracting considerable international interest and excitement from within the industrial and academic communities. In this talk, Quinn will examine the data flow, storage and processing requirements of a number of key SKA survey science projects to be executed on the baseline SKA1 configuration. Quinn proposes that it is time for the SKA project and community to consider the effort and process needed to design and implement a distributed SKA science data system that leans on the lessons of other projects and looks to recent developments in cloud technologies to ensure an affordable, effective and global achievement of SKA science goals. 2 p.m. in the auditorium at the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO).

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