Lots of whining about too much data, but we're starting to see emergence of DM applications.
LOFAR Scheduling: spoke with the single developer for the LOFAR scheduling system
no weather; scheduling weekly sciences goals; operator schedule changes; service observing; no carry over (same for EVLA).
Sharing DSS with EVLA: descussed sharing the scheduling/scoring algorithms developed for DSS with EVLA; perhaps even sharing antioch; Brian would like to discuss this some more; win for GB I think
Everyone is trying to unify immplementation; building tools and frameworks for sharing systems; porting legacy systems to current architectures; generalize codes to support different instruments and data formats; etc. Would it be better to document algorithms and include test cases that can be used to validate the implementation?
Many generalized tools already exist for data mining; especially in R.
Functional programming for real world applications: monitoring and control of the UniBoard using Erlang
Perhaps useful for testing VEGAS? Developer willing to share code
Tuesday (Session 5) GPUs
Benchmarking the CRBLASTER Computational Framework on a350-MHz 49-core MAESTRO Development Board
Unleashing the Power of Distributed CPU/GPU Architectures: Massive Astronomical Data Analysis and Visualization case study
One core dedicated to network communications; another for scheduling using a custom message queue
Communication between compute nodes through shared memory.
Limited by the communication overhead; needs to be improved.
Extracting data embedded in papers and make it available in viewers; tables, graphs, images, etc...
Astrotagging: connecting a paper from an image
astroreference: object coordinates, orientation and pisxel scale; article timestamp
astrotagg using source name and wavelength in the caption.
facilitates community annotations
planing to build a database that will go back 100 years
WorldWide Telescope in (Real) Research, and in Education
Jim Gray (& Alex Szalay) paper in 2004 on WWT
After Jim's disapearance Bill Gates gave Jonathan Fay and Curtis Wong (MS research) permission to work on WWT as a tribute to Jim. * www.worldwidetelescope.org ; Data coverage tool
"Seamless Astronomy" tools: span literature and data
WWT Ambassadors: WWT for interactive learning; ambassadors are astronomers trained in WWT who make tours in WWT; some go to schools to teach kids; wwtamabassors.org "Cooler than 'Call of Duty'!", school kid.