October 5-9, 2014


P1.2 AstroCloud, a Cyber-Infrastructure for Astronomy Research: Cloud Computing Environments

Changhua Li (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS)

Jiawei Wang, Chenzhou Cui, Boliang He, Dongwei Fan, Yuecheng Yang, Junyi Chen, Hailong Zhang, Ce Yu, Jian Xiao, Chuanjun Wang, Zihuang Cao, Yufeng Fan, Zhi Hong, Shanshan Li, Linying Mi, Wanghui Wan, Jianguo Wang, Shucheng Yin National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 20A Datun Road, Beijing 100012, China Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Tianjin 300072, China Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, CAS, P.0.Box110, Kunming 650011, China Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, CAS, 150 Science 1-Street, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011, China

AstroCloud is a cyber-Infrastructure for Astronomy Research initiated by Chinese Virtual Observatory (China-VO) under funding support from NDRC (National Development and Reform commission) and CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences). Based on CloudStack, an open source software, we set up the cloud computing environment for AstroCloud Project. It consists of five distributed nodes across the mainland of China. Users can use and analysis data in this cloud computing environment. Based on GlusterFS, we built a scalable cloud storage system. Each user has a private space, which can be shared among different virtual machines and desktop systems. With this environments, astronomer can access to astronomical data collected by different telescopes and data centers easily, and data producers can archive their datasets safely.

Mode of presentation: poster

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Big Data Challenges