UPAD progress report

The Unit for Processing and Data Archiving (UPAD) is the responsible of data archiving and processing of the images collected at the OAJ. Click here for a detailed technical description of the UPAD.

Adquisitions of new hardware systems to upgrade the scientific computing cluster of CEFCA. With the acquired systems the computing capacity is increassed in 400 cores and the storage capacity in 380 TB raw.


Acquisition of EDAM. This is the system that will provide access to the data obtained in the OAJ for the scientific community. EDAM database servers will provide access to the information of the astronomical objects collected in the J-PLUS and J-PAS Science Databases. Through EDAM dedicated web servers access will be provided to the original data obtained by the OAJ telescopes and to the images and files processed and validated by the UPAD.


The UPAD main storage and processing systems already deployed


Reception of the datacenter room conditioning works. The two CRAC systems, two UPSs, and an generator provides 70KW of usable power for IT equipment.


Science computing cluster during last phase of installation. The system consists on 5 nodes with a total of 100 processing cores. The initial storage capacity is 24 TB.


Acquisition of the storage, core network and processing systems for UPAD/T250. The storage solution consist on a Netapp Cluster Ontap with 1.1 PB net capacity, a Spectra T950 robotic tape library with 5PB. The core network consist on 4 Juniper's virtual chassis with 40GbE uplinks. The processing system consist on 17 Fujitsu nodes each one with 24 cores, 192GB RAM and 4 TB internal storage, together the processing system amount to 406 processing cores.


Rack with the UPADT80 storage system (100 TB), computing nodes and database nodes installed at CEFCA's laboratory. The rack also contains the nodes to manage the data transfer from the OAJ.


Rack with the data transfer nodes, tape libraries and disk storage prepared at CEFCA headquarters to be transported to the Observatory.