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27 November 2002 Distributed storage and control system of Subaru Telescope on the high-speed wide-area connection
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In order to achieve an effective operation and research based on data taken by the Subaru Telescope, we installed a satellite storage and analysis system at Mitaka headquarters of Naoj, on March 2002. Data taken by instruments by Subaru Telescope located at the summit of Mauna Kea is transferred to the STN-II system at Hilo base, and satellite system at Mitaka through the OC3 dedicated network link between Hilo and Mitaka. In Japan, an academic research backbone, SuperSINET spans among various universities and institutes with 10Gbps bandwidth at most, and it is easy for astronomers from Japan to access Subaru data through high speed backbone network in Japan. Database on each site, Hilo and Mitaka, are maintained independently, however, all records and history of updating are transferred each other frequently enough to make it possible for recovery in case of any discrepancy among database. Since the round trip time of the light signal between Hawaii and Japan could not be reduced 45msec, we need a special tuning not only for the data transfer between those two node, but also for the remote control sequence.
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Ryusuke Ogasawara, George Kosugi, Tadafumi Takata, Masafumi Yagi, Yoshihiro Chikada, Yoshihiko Mizumoto, Kurazo Chiba, Goki Inoue, Masahiko Furuichi, and Daisaku Iwashita "Distributed storage and control system of Subaru Telescope on the high-speed wide-area connection", Proc. SPIE 4845, Advanced Global Communications Technologies for Astronomy II, (27 November 2002);

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