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Paper: Data Processing Center for Space VLBI Missions.
Volume: 527, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIX
Page: 21
Authors: Shatskaya, M.; Andrianov, A.; Likhachev, S.; Seliverstov, S.; Sychev, D.; Fedorov, N.
Abstract: Astrospace Center of P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Science is the lead institution of projects on the creation of space telescopes for radio and infrared bands (Radioastron and Millimetron missions). There exist problems due to an avalanche-like increase of data amounts and growth of requirements to computing power because of the development of observational astronomical techniques. Therefore, an important part of astronomical research is the effective use of computer technology. An example of an effective data processing center (DPC) is the center for processing of the ground-space VLBI project Radioastron of the Astrospace Center of LPI. The DPC is working on the issues of informational exchange between all participants of the project, collecting observations from around the world, storing large amounts of data and processing information in near real time. Today we are planning IT solutions for our next space project Millimetron. The expected volume of data can approach up to 150 PB (150000 TB). We are planning the implementation of the Data Center for delivery, calculation and storage such amount of information. The Data Center has to include high-speed communication channels, storage, computer complex and modern engineering support.
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