CARTA adopts a client-server architecture which is suitable for visualizing images with large file sizes (GB to TB) easily obtained from ALMA, VLA, or SKA pathfinder observations. It is impractical to process such a huge file with a personal computer or laptop. In a client-server architecture, computation and data storage are handled by remote enterprise-class servers or clusters with high performance storage, while processed products are sent to clients only for visualization with modern web features, such as GPU-accelerated rendering. This architecture also enables users to interact with the ALMA and VLA science archives by using CARTA as an interface.
module spider CARTA to find out what environment modules are available for this application.
- HPC_CARTA_DIR - installation directory