Cyberinfrastructure Requirements to Enhance Multi-messenger Astrophysics

11 Mar 2019  ·  Chang Philip, Allen Gabrielle, Anderson Warren, Bianco Federica B., Bloom Joshua S., Brady Patrick R., Brazier Adam, Cenko S. Bradley, Couch Sean M., DeYoung Tyce, Deelman Ewa, Etienne Zachariah B, Foley Ryan J., Fox Derek B, Golkhou V. Zach, Grant Darren R, Hanna Chad, Holley-Bockelmann Kelly, Howell D. Andrew, Huerta E. A., Johnson Margaret W. G., Juric Mario, Kaplan David L., Katz Daniel S., Keivani Azadeh, Kerzendorf Wolfgang, Kopper Claudio, Lam Michael T., Lehner Luis, Marka Zsuzsa, Marka Szabolcs, Nabrzyski Jarek, Narayan Gautham, O'Shea Brian W., Petravick Donald, Quick Rob, Street Rachel A., Taboada Ignacio, Timmes Frank, Turk Matthew J., Weltman Amanda, Zhang Zhao ·

The identification of the electromagnetic counterpart of the gravitational wave event, GW170817, and discovery of neutrinos and gamma-rays from TXS 0506+056 heralded the new era of multi-messenger astrophysics. As the number of multi-messenger events rapidly grow over the next decade, the cyberinfrastructure requirements to handle the increase in data rates, data volume, need for event follow up, and analysis across the different messengers will also explosively grow... The cyberinfrastructure requirements to enhance multi-messenger astrophysics will both be a major challenge and opportunity for astronomers, physicists, computer scientists and cyberinfrastructure specialists. Here we outline some of these requirements and argue for a distributed cyberinfrastructure institute for multi-messenger astrophysics to meet these challenges. read more

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