October 5-9, 2014


P8.3 AstroCloud, a Cyber-Infrastructure for Astronomy Research: Architecture

Jian Xiao (Tianjin University, China)

Chenzhou Cui, Ce Yu, Boliang He, Changhua Li, Dongwei Fan, Chuanjun Wang, Zihuang Cao, Yufeng Fan, Zhi Hong, Shanshan Li, Linying Mi, Wanghui Wan, Jianguo Wang, Jiawei 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

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). The ultimate goal of this project is to provide a comprehensive end-to-end astronomy research environment where several independent systems seamlessly collaborate to support the full lifecycle of the modern observational astronomy based on big data, from proposal submission, to data archiving, data release, and to in-situ data analysis and processing. In this paper, the architecture and key designs of the AstroCloud platform are introduced, including data access middleware, access control and security framework, extendible proposal workflow, and system integration mechanism.

Mode of presentation: poster

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Web services and APIs