Astronomers bathe in the unprecidented volumes of data produced by modern radio telescopes. Filtering through this data deluge is a challenge for data intensive astronomers and computing specialists.
SKA Data Volumes
It's estimated that the SKA will produce over 250 Petabytes of data each year, but how much is that really? It's equivalent to a stack of books 20 times further than the Moon!
Chinese Supercomputer Tianhe-2. Image Credit: Prof. Yutong Lu.
Supercomputers at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth. Credit: ICRAR.
The Pawsey Centre
The Pawsey Centre for supercomputing in Perth, Western Australia. Credit: ICRAR
Hard drives used in ICRAR data storage servers. Credit: ICRAR
One of the storage servers used at ICRAR. Credit: ICRAR
Inside a storage server used at ICRAR. Credit: ICRAR
Main board of a processing computer. Credit: ICRAR
Compute (consumer GPU) and storage (hard drives). Credit: ICRAR
Inside the rack
The backend of a rack of processing computers. Credit: ICRAR
A glimpse inside a running computer (10 Gbit network card). Credit: ICRAR
Peek into a running computer (NVidia GPU left and 10 Gbit network card). Credit: ICRAR