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The High cadence Transient Survey (HiTS): real-time detection of transient events

The High cadence Transient Survey (HiTS) is a survey looking for fast optical transients in the southern sky using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam). HiTS pioneered the real-time analysis of DECam data, managing to analyze a data stream of more than 33 Mbps coming from CTIO via optical fiber link (REUNA), using the supercomputer leftraru at the National Laboratory for High Performance Computing (NLHPC), hosted at CMM, with a custom built pipeline which uses advanced techniques from image analysis, high perfomance computing, machine learning and visualization.
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