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Paper: AstroRoute
Volume: 238, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X
Page: 63
Authors: Fernique, P.; Durand, D.
Abstract: The Internet is now the most commonly used medium for the exchange of data between data centres. However the quality of this network of networks is completely outside the astronomical community's control: the routing rules for each country and the technologies deployed depend on various interests generally far from astronomical concerns. In order to get actual measurements of the fluctuating network flow rates between some astronomical Web sites, the CDS has developed a tool called AstroRoute. Its goal is to supply, on an hourly basis, a measurement of the network quality between astronomical Web sites over the world.
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