Project Description

Project Title: Atacama Large Millimeter Array @ National Radio Astronomy Observatory: National Radio Astronomy Observatory is engaged in the planning for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array. When completed early in the next decade, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) will be among the most powerful telescopes ever built. Currently under construction in the thin, dry air of northern Chile’s Atacama desert at an altitude of 5,000 meters above sea level.

Collaborators: An international partnership among East Asia, Europe, and North America with the Republic of Chile is building ALMA and is funded by the NSF’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere. Collaborations include scientists in computer and information science and engineering, cyberinfrastructure, engineering, and mathematical and physical sciences.
AmLight Requirements:
Researchers require daily large file transfer and grid computing (machine to machine) at speeds between 300 Mbps to greater than 1Gbps and scale further.