Original Article

Experimental Astronomy

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 345-354

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Scaling Astro-WISE to LOFAR long term archive

From KIDS to LOFAR
  • K. BegemanAffiliated withKapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen
  • , A. N. BelikovAffiliated withKapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen Email author 
  • , D. BoxhoornAffiliated withKapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen
  • , F. DijkstraAffiliated withDonald Smits Center for Information Technology, University of Groningen
  • , H. A. HoltiesAffiliated withNetherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)
  • , G. A. RentingAffiliated withNetherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)
  • , N. VermaasAffiliated withNetherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)
  • , W. -J. VriendAffiliated withKapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen

Abstract

The Astro-WISE information system was developed to handle data processing for the KIDS survey. In this paper we describe the adaptation of the WISE concept to allow scaling to support archives containing tens of petabytes of stored data and the changes we introduced to accommodate the system for the LOFAR Long Term Archive. With this we provide an example of how Astro-WISE technology can be adapted to support a wider range and scale of data.

Keywords

Information system Grid Scientific data processing