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The Intersect facility is now growing in size rapidly, and it is expected to provide members with direct access to up to 20PB of research data storage capacity by 2015. That growth is driven by data-intensive projects such as the gene sequencing research, which will continue to collect more data in an exponential curve larger than the concepts behind Moore’s Law, Gibson explained. As the sheer amount of data is generated and stored, Intersect needs to ensure it can continue to manage, tier and securely host that information.
In this video: Intersect CEO, Dr Ian Gibson discusses about looking ahead for new big data solutions.(1min, 27s).
“Our promise to the research community is that we will look after your data and relieve you of the responsibility and stress of this task,” he said. “We could not have done this without the scale-out technology and smart content management solutions delivered by Hitachi Data Systems.” Gibson estimated that up to 20,000 researchers across the research disciplines will be accessing data on this facility.
Our promise to the research community is that we will look after your data and relieve you of the responsibility and stress of this task. We could not have done this without the scale-out technology and smart content management solutions delivered by Hitachi Data Systems.
Dr. Ian Gibson
CEO, Intersect Australia
“The facility supports NSW researchers in maintaining their global contributions and competitiveness. In Hitachi Vantara, we have found the ideal partner to keep pace with the rapid pace of global research demand,” he added. The Intersect facility is funded by the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) project, an initiative of the Federal Government. It is supported through Intersect member university contributions and the NSW Government through AUS$1M via the Science Leveraging Fund.
Intersect is Australia's largest full-service eResearch support agency. Located in Sydney, Australia, they aim to help solve some of the biggest questions in the world of science, including how the universe started, finding a cure for cancer, and mapping climate change. Intersect works with the research sector to identify, develop and deliver world-class ICT enabled platforms to drive the next generation of research and innovation. Intersect provides cost effective information infrastructure, data storage, high performance computing, software development, training and expert consulting services for its 11 university members, affiliated members (the Office of Environment and Heritage, the Sax Institute, Sirca and CSIRO) and for non-members.
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