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Published by Martin hume
Weather Modification - Artificial Ionospheric Mirror - Plasma Layer.
Weather Modification - Artificial Ionospheric Mirror - Plasma Layer.

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Published by: Martin hume on Jul 25, 2012
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In the EISCAT_3D system design, there will be one ring buffer data store at each remote site and
one at the central site. Each of the ring buffers will in principle have a rather large number of input
channels, since they must support data inputs corresponding to the different beams of the
EISCAT_3D radar, the different baseline pairs of the interferometry system and the various other
types of observing instruments deployed in support of EISCAT_3D which have a high-volume data
rate. However, not all of these input channels would have the same data rate (see Section 8.1). In
our study, we have examined two types of solution: one in which each input channel is kept
separate, the other in which the number of input channels can be reduced by multiplexing the input
data into fewer channels with a higher data rate. In principle, we believe this second option to be
superior. One of the potential vendors (Union/Data Direct) has specified an example system with
20 initial input channels with double redundant links, each capable of 160 MB/s. These are then
multiplexed into 8 links each with a bandwidth of 6 GB/s, and written to an array of 10 drive
enclosures, each 50% populated with 300 SAS drives, each of 300 GB capacity. The resulting
storage system has a capacity of 90 TB, of which 72 TB is actually usable storage capacity. The
fact that the system uses a very large number of multiple disks offers a good configuration for
graceful degradation, while the use of 50% populated drive enclosures allows the storage capacity


of the system to be doubled if a future need arises for additional capacity. The power consumption
of this configuration is of order 10 kW and the non-operational temperature range of the
components is between 85o

C and -40o

C, likely to be acceptable in all but the most prolonged

extreme conditions.

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