Actions to Meet the Science-Driven Computing Needs at the Space Telescope Science Institute

Francesca Romana Boffi (Space Telescope Science Institute)


Astronomy research has changed quite substantially in the last ten years or so. Astronomers work in ever growing international collaborations, handle substantial amounts of multi-wavelength datasets (often obtained from several different observatories), and deal with very specific new challenges (with regard to data rates, computing hardware and software, and analysis techniques). In light of these trends and observed needs, we, at the Space Telescope Science Institute, have engaged in planning strategically for future science computing needs of our staff. In my contribution, I will present our plan and discuss some of our top priorities, such as Graphics Processing Units, grid computing, and storage challenges.

Paper ID: P014

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