Getting ready for exorbitant amounts of data


  Constantinescu Denisa-Andreea
  Kneib Jean-Paul

Research Partners

Square Kilometer Array Switzerland SKACH

The Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) is a radio-astronomy project that will consist of two radio telescope arrays in Australia and South Africa, on which construction began December 5, 2022. The data that come from these telescopes will revolutionize our understanding of the universe and its origins, as well as the laws of fundamental physics. It promises to have a major impact on society, in science and beyond.

During its operation, the SKAO will generate a flow of 707 petabytes of data per year. As part of this amazing project, scientists participating in SKACH, the EPFL-led consortium delivering Swiss contributions to SKAO, will need to handle these large data streams, preferably in the most energy-efficient way possible. This is where EcoCloud comes in.

We are looking at ways that the mountains of data that the SKAO will need to produce and move can be handled with as little energy expenditure as necessary.

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Denisa Constantinescu and Miguel Peòn Quiròs of EcoCloud
Denisa Constantinescu and Miguel Peòn Quiròs of EcoCloud