SAACC Charge

From the AmLight proposal:
“Given the extensive use of AmLight by the astronomical community, the AmLight PI will convene a South American Astronomy Coordination Committee (SAACC) that will be comprised of representatives from the various astronomy projects who are conducting projects or operating observatories in South America. … The SAACC will serve not only to provide input and advice to the AmLight PI and the Steering Committee on program and network needs, but will also serve as a venue for coordinating the needs of these astronomical projects and institutions to improve their resource planning and implementation of operational connections between these distant facilities and users in the continental US.”

SAACC Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, March 27,
2pm-5pm Chilean, 1pm-4pm U.S. Eastern time

(All times in Chilean time below)
2:00pm: Welcoming Remarks/Introductions (Julio Ibarra, AmLight PI)
Presentation Download

2:15pm: Introduction to SAACC (Chris Smith, SAACC Chair)
Presentation Download

2:30pm: Users Requirements/Project Status update (see suggestions below)
10min – Current Operational AURA & Affiliated facilities (Lambert) Presentation Download
10min – LSST (Kantor) Presentation Download
10min – ALMA/NRAO (Halstead) Presentation Download
10min – ALMA Chilean & International Connectivity (Ibsen) Presentation Download

3:10pm – Discussion of Connectivity Requirements & Complementarities (moderator: Kantor)

3:30pm: International & National Providers’ Planning
10min – AmLight (Cox)
10min – CLARA (Utreras)Presentation Download
10min – REUNA (Arellano)Presentation Download
10min – RNP Presentation Download
10min – ANSP

4:20pm – Discussion of Connectivity: How to meet User requirements

4:45pm: Planning for next meetings

5:00pm: Close SAACC meeting

User Requirements

It would be helpful if each presenter for user requirements tried to address most of the following concepts in order to better understand the needs of the projects.

– Data Characteristics
– Volumes of Data
– Types of Data
– Compressibility
– Multicasting needs
– QoS requirements (reliability & latency)
– Data Paths (from/to)
– Timeframes for project/evolution of needs

Final Report Download