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Components

Data Centers


Functions of Data Centers in the IVS Terms of Reference

Country IVS Component (link to recent Annual Report) Primary Contact Sponsoring Organization Groups Supported Storage Mirror Internet Rate
*
France Paris Observatory Christophe Barache Paris Observatory Analysis centers 20 Gb GSFC 2 Mb
*
Germany BKG, Leipzig Volkmar Thorandt Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie Bonn 190 Gb GSFC 2 Mb
Italy Italy INAF Monia Negusini Istituto di Radioastronomia INAF Europe 20 Gb Bonn 2 Mb
Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Yasuhiro Koyama National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Keystone 10 Gb none 6 Mb
*
USA Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS) Carey Noll NASA Goddard Space Flight Center all 20 Gb Other data centers multi

 

In the table, * indicates a primary IVS Data Center. There are three primary IVS Data Centers that hold the IVS products and data files. These Data Centers mirror each other several times daily to ensure common holdings. The primary Data Centers serve as the main method for disseminating IVS data and products. Each primary Data Center also maintains archives of IVS data.