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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Archive Server
January/February 2008 (vol. 10 no. 1)
pp. 13-17
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s Data Archive Server (DAS) provides public access to data files produced by the SDSS data reduction pipeline. This article discusses challenges in public distribution of data of this complexity and how the project addressed them.

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Keywords: Sloan Digital Sky Survey Science Archive, SDSS, astronomy, large-scale databases, database management systems
Citation:
Eric H. Neilsen Jr., "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Archive Server," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 13-17, Jan.-Feb. 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.16
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