Sep 25 – 30, 2023
Protea Hotel King George
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

IDIA Science Gateway For Radio Astronomy

Sep 27, 2023, 11:30 AM
Regency Room (Protea Hotel King George)

Regency Room

Protea Hotel King George

Invited Talk Physics Research Computing & big data


Rob Simmonds (IDIA & University of Cape Town, South Africa)


The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy Science Gateway has been created to access the ilifu OpenStack system that is based at the University of Cape Town. Much of the work done on ilifu is processing data from the MeerKAT telescope, which is a precursor of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). This is the start of creating tools that can be used to set up a federation of cloud computing and storage systems throughout South Africa. Some of the requirements for the gateway include limiting the amount of code that needed to be written by us, to minimize the amount of support time needed to manage user accounts and take advantage of web based federated identity management. We also wanted to provide single-sign-on to existing best in class applications.

Abstract Category Computing & 4IR

Primary author

Rob Simmonds (IDIA & University of Cape Town, South Africa)

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