Project Description

Project Title: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) @ National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO): NOAO operates the southern hemisphere facilities of CTIO (, a complex of more than 15 telescopes and astronomical projects atop Cerro Tololo, a mountain in the Andes of northern Chile at an altitude of 2.200m.

Collaborators: AURA (the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy) operates NOAO on behalf of the NSF, in order to provide competitive peer-reviewed access to qualified U.S. and international astronomers to a wide range of astronomical facilities.
Amlight Requirements: Network needs are dominated by daily large file transfer of data taken on all telescopes at speeds ranging from 100 Mpbs to 1 Gbps, together with varying network loads including small and large file transfer on demand from astronomical archives hosted both at CTIO and in the U.S. mainland.