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The Palomar Transient Factory: High Quality Realtime Data Processing in a Cost-Constrained Environment

This is the title of a paper by Surace et al. (2015) currently available on astro-ph and presented as a paper at ADASS XXIV in October 2014. The Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) is an example of a cost-constrained project that is … Continue reading

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Tools For Astronomical Big Data

This week, I attended the Tools for Astronomical Big Data Workshop, held in Tucson from March 9 -11 and sponsored by NOAO. Over 100 practitioners gathered to “survey the present state of the art in addressing the challenges of conducting … Continue reading

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Collaborating With GitHub – 225th AAS Meeting

We are in the process of making the making the Montage mosaic engine accessible through GitHub, so it was good timing to attend the workshop on Collaborating With GitHub at the 225th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle, WA … Continue reading

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Second Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences

The Second Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE2) was held on Sunday, November 16, 2014, in New Orleans, in conjunction with Supercomputing ’14.  Broadly speaking, the WSSSPE events aim to provide a cross-discipline forum for a discussion of the … Continue reading

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SciPy2014 videos on-line

This year’s annual Scientific Computing with Python conference, SciPy2014, was held in Austin ,TX, July 6-12 2014.  This conference “… allows participants from academic, commercial, and governmental organizations to showcase their latest Scientific Python projects, learn from skilled users and developers, … Continue reading

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The CAVE2 Immersive Visualisation Platform at Monash University

The availability of massive data sets is driving the development of new large-scale visualization systems. One such is the CAVE2 Immersive Visualisation Platform built at Monash University. Described as a next-generation immersive hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment, this … Continue reading

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