Project Description

Project Title: Gemini-South Telescope@ Gemini Observatory: The Gemini-South telescope is the southern component of two twin 8-m telescopes, one located in Hawaii atop Mauna Kea and the other located in northern Chile, atop Cerro Pachón, a mountain in the Chilean Andes altitude of 2700 meters above sea level. Gemini-South provides the U.S. and international astronomical communities competitive access to a cutting-edge instrumentation on a telescope in the class with the largest in the world (8 to 10m in aperture).

Collaborators: The Gemini Observatory is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc., under a cooperative agreement with the NSF on behalf of the Gemini partnership: the National Science Foundation (United States), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom), the National Research Council (Canada), CONICYT (Chile), the Australian Research Council (Australia), Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia (Brazil), and Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (Argentina).
AmLight Requirements: Varying network needs including small file transfer, occasional large file transfer, daily large file transfer at speeds ranging from 100 Mpbs to 1 Gbps