Category Archives: LSST

Exploring the dark universe with supercomputers: article in symmetry magazine

The other day, I accidentally came across the on-line magazine symmetry (yes, it’s lower case!) which posts articles in the fields of particle physics and related topics, such as dark matter, dark energy, neutrinos, all written for the educated layperson.  I was … Continue reading

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How Should Astronomy Pay For Software?

So asked Frossie Enonomou at ADASS XXIV in Calgary, October 2014.  She gave her view of the answer to this question. It’s not of course about paying for software, but about paying people to write software.  Generally speaking, it’s not … Continue reading

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Knowledge Discovery from Mining Big Data – Presentation by Kirk Borne

My friend and colleague Kirk Borne, of George Mason University, is a specialist in the modern field of data mining and astroinformatics.  I was delighted to learn that he was giving a talk on an introduction to this topic as … Continue reading

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Supercomputing10 (SC10) From A Distance

Last week, SC10 was held in New Orleans, LA. SC is an annual international conference for High Performance Computing, Storage, Networking and Analysis, and this year’s festivities were the biggest and best attended yet. The meeting’s technology thrusts were Climate … Continue reading

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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.     … Continue reading

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