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Paper: HARP---The Hubble Archive Re-Engineering Project
Volume: 125, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VI
Page: 294
Authors: Hanisch, R. J.; Abney, F.; Donahue, M.; Gardner, L.; Hopkins, E.; Kennedy, H.; Kyprianou, M.; Pollizzi, J.; Postman, M.; Richon, J.; Swade, D.; Travisano, J.; White, R.
Abstract: The Hubble Data Archive now contains in excess of 2.5TB of HST data in a system of four optical disk jukeboxes. In addition to providing a WWW-based user interface %(see Kimball, Sanidas, & Mayhew 1997) and and removing a custom I/O processor (see Travisano & Richon 1997), STScI has undertaken a high-level effort to improve the operating efficiency, reduce costs, and improve service to archive users. The HARP group is studying data compression, data segregation, large on-line disk caching, on-the-fly calibration, and migration to new storage media. In this paper, we describe the results of our cost-benefit analysis of these and other options for re-engineering the HDA\@.
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