Facility

The Data Management Center is located at:

1408 NE 45th Street
Seattle, Washington, 98105
Travel Tips

The Data Management Center is a state-of-the-art data center located near the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. We have over twenty full-time staff members dedicated to ensuring the highest quality seismic data is readily available to scientists around the globe.

The DMC data storage operates on a SAN Hitachi Unified Storage NAS 3090 platform with 256Tb of usable disk. The 3Tb drives can be hot-added, and is running RAID 6 (8×2) with no performance penalty for reads. We stopped using tape for near-line storage in 2009. More information.

The DMC mostly works in a Red Hat® Linux Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) based virtual machine environment. More information. The advantages for this setup include:

  • Lower power usage
  • More effective crash recovery
  • Ease of maintainence
  • Greater ability to tune
  • Greater ability to scale

We welcome visitors, and commonly host scientists for collaborative work from within the United States and from member institutions around the globe.

DMC Physical Systems
DMC Software Stack
ADC1 Physical Systems