Data Processing for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

The International Science Grid This Week has a very nice feature article on computing needs for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The LSST telescope in Chile will generate the first high speed science grade movie of the sky.

 

A visualization of the LSST. Image credit: Todd Mason, Mason Productions Inc./LSST Corporation

 

It will generate 20 TB of data every 24 hours, and will be required to do a first pass reduction of data in 60 seconds to identify possible short lived transient phenomena that can be followed up in real time.  The article gives an overview of the processing system, and is well worth reading.

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2 Responses to Data Processing for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

  1. John says:

    The first high-speed science-grade movie of the sky at optical wavelengths, maybe. See eg http://www.lofar.org/.

  2. astrocompute says:

    You are indeed correct. Thank you for pointing this out.

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