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The Subaru Seminar is usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers (Tae-Soo Pyo, Sherry Yeh, Nagayoshi Ohashi) by email : (please change"_at" to @).

January 28, Thursday, 02:00 pm in 104

" The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre "

David Schade


The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) has a 30 year history of data management supporting the science of astronomy. The CADC was born along with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and has contributed strongly to the pioneering efforts that have led to the demonstration that more science comes from "archival" data than comes from the initial research of HST Principal Investigators.

The CADC became a multi-observatory data centres over 20 years ago and handles data from several major facilities and numerous projects. We have been world leaders in integration of all of our data collections into a single homogeneous data system and we are leaders in the International Virtual Observatory Alliance movement.

For the past five years the CADC has collaborated with the university-led Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research in creating and operating a cloud- based distributed storage and processing system to support astronomy research. The CANFAR platform aims to deliver a national computing infrastructure for data- intensive science that satisfies the needs for scalability and flexibility that the era of Big Data demands. CANFAR and CADC are being extended to the international community in collaboration with the European Grid Infrastructure project and we plan to operate and integrated system of CANFAR nodes in Italy, France, Hawaii, and elsewhere.

Seminars are also held at JAC, CFHT, and IfA.

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