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Paper: Building an Interoperable, Distributed Storage and Authorization System
Volume: 521, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVI
Page: 61
Authors: Bertocco, S.; Major, B.; Dowler, P.; Gaudet, S.; Molinaro, M.; Taffoni, G.
Abstract: A joint project between the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) of the Canadian National Research Council, and the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (INAF-OATs), partially funded by the EGI-Engage H2020 European Project, is devoted to deploy an integrated infrastructure to access and exploit astronomical data. This infrastructure will be entirely based on the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) standards, see IOVA (2016). Currently CADC-CANFAR provides scientists with an access, storage and computation facility based on software libraries implementing a set of standards and recommendations developed by the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). The deployment of a twin infrastructure, basically built on the same open source software libraries, has been started at INAF-OATs. Currently, this new infrastructure provides users with an Access Control Service and a Storage Service. The final goal of the ongoing project is to build an integrated infrastructure providing complete interoperability between the two described geographically distributed infrastructures, both in users access control and data sharing. This paper describes the target infrastructure, the main user requirements covered, the technical choices and implemented solutions.
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