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August 25, 2021
The University of Washington and Carnegie Melon University have announced extensive and many years of cooperation in the creation of new software platforms for the analysis of large-scale astronomical data created by Vera C. Rubin, the future heritage site. Observer in northern Chile. Open-source platforms The new LSST Multiple Network for Collaboration and Computing – LINCC – and fundamentally change how scientists use modern computational methods to interpret big data.
The Rubin Observatory, a joint initiative of the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy through LST, collects and processes more than 20 terabytes of data every night – and builds up to 10 petabytes per year for up to 10 years. Mixed images of the southern sky. In the expected decade-long observations, astrophysics experts estimate that the LSS camera is estimated at 30 billion stars, galaxies, galaxies, and asteroids. Each point in the universe is visited about 1,000 times during the 10 years of the study, providing valuable information for researchers.
Scientists plan to use this information to answer basic questions about our universe, such as the formation of our solar system, the asteroid path near the earth, the birth and death of stars, the nature of dark matter and the nature of dark forces, the first years and final destiny of darkness.
“Cloud computing power allows any researcher to search and analyze data on the LSS scale, not only to speed up our discovery, but also to change the scientific questions we can ask,” says Andrew Connoli. , Professor of Astronomy in the USA, Director of the Institute of Science and Director of Information Research at the Institute of Astrophysics and Cosmology – commonly known as the DRC Institute.
The Rubin Observatory provides unprecedented data through LST. To take advantage of this opportunity, LST Corporation created the LSST Interdisciplinary Network for collaboration and computing. One of LNCC’s main goals is to create a new and improved analytics infrastructure that addresses the complexity and complexity of LSTT’s data-intensive and useful discovery pipelines.
“Many LST science objectives share common characteristics and computational challenges. If we anticipate our algorithms and analytical frameworks, we can use many of the surveys to activate the main scientific objectives. ”
Connolly and Mandelbam, leading programmers and scientists based on WW and Carnegie Melon, are leading producers and engineers who create platforms using engineering experience and tools. In particular, they are working together with the Pittsburgh Supercomping Center, Carnegie Melon and the University of Pittsburgh, and the National Science Foundation NOIRLab to create a “cloud-start” system that supports high-performance computer systems. LSST Corporation is running programs to engage LSST Science collaboration and the wider science community in the design, testing and use of the new tools.
LNCC Analysis Forums are sponsored by Eric and Wendy Schmidt’s “Schmidt Futures” initiative, which “negotiates early on special people who will improve the world.” This project is part of Schmidt Futures’ work in astrophysics, which aims to accelerate our knowledge of the universe by supporting the development of software and hardware platforms to facilitate research in astronomy.
“Many years ago, the Shimit family provided one of the first aids to the design of the Vera C Rubin Observatory. We believe that this telescope is one of the most important and much-anticipated instruments in astrophysics over the decades. Carnegie Melon University and the University of Washington are changing as much as possible in the field of astronomy. The Robin Observatory’s Revolution Telescope, Camera and Information System at the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy will highlight the scientific return on public investment in building and operating systems. ” The Center will partner with LINCC scientists and engineers to make the LCCC framework accessible to the wider astronomical community.
With this new project, the new algorithms and processing tubes developed by LINCC can be used in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology to filter out false signals, filter out noise in the data, and make possible flags for observations. LNCC-powered devices support “our solar system,” which explains steroid courses. Helping researchers understand how the universe changes over time; And Build a 3D view of the history of the universe.
“Our goal is to increase Rubin LSS’s scientific results and social impact, and these analytics tools are a great way to do that,” said Geno Sokoloski, science director at LS Corporation. It is free for all researchers, students, teachers and members of the general public.
Northwestern University and the University of Arizona, in addition to UW and Carnegie Mellon, are hubs for the LINCC. The University of Pittsburgh collaborates with the Carnegie Melon Center.
Label (s): Andrew Conolly • Astronomy and Astrophysics • College of Arts and Sciences • Department of Astronomy • DIRAC Institute • eScience Institute