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Q&A: What Is A Winston Server

Wave INformation STOrage Network

Developed by the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the Winston Server was developed to serve as a direct replacement to Earthworm Wave Server (wave_serverV). Once data is imported to Winston from Earthworm, it resides in an open source MySQL database. This presents the following benefits in comparison to the Wave Server:

  • No size limitations or limits on duration stored, apart from available disc space
  • Better data compression. A 100 Hz channel, for example, takes ~25 Mb/day
  • Derived helicorder data that dramatically improves performance of Swarm and Valve
  • Written in JAVA and uses MySQL database resulting in platform (e.g., Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Windows...) independence