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Paper: Arcade: An Interactive Science Platform in CANFAR
Volume: 523, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVIII
Page: 277
Authors: Major, B.; Kavelaars, J.; Fabbro, S.; Durand, D.; Jeeves, H.
Abstract: For a number of years, CANFAR (Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomy Research) has offered virtual machines (VMs) as a way to do both interactive computing and batch processing in the cloud. A VM is a general and flexible base offering that can suit nearly any given astronomy compute project, but demands of users a thorough understanding of the intricacies of software installation and maintenance, and requires significant effort to achieve initial benefits. Arcade is an effort by the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) to offer the CANFAR community an astronomy-focused, easier-to-use, and more intuitive science platform for conducting reproducible science.
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