Mar 01

TPAC writes first byte to RDSI storage.

RDSI StorageAfter recently switching on the new TPAC RDSI Node, we would like to announce that we have written the first byte of data and we are now pushing to move as much data as we can to this new resource.

“RDSI provides researchers with greater access to their data, at much faster speeds and with greater reliability. With the new associated services we are bringing online later in the year researchers will have more variety than every before in how they can access data.

Coupled with the NeCTAR Research Cloud due for release in September Local and interstate researchers will have access to unprecedented storage and compute.”

Nov 19

RDSI Storage Arrives!

Construction of a 1PB storage node at UTAS is well under way with UTAS taking delivery of 5 pallets or 2.3 tonnes of infrastructure storage equipment.

TPAC staff have been eagerly awaiting its arrival with plans to have it installed and operational as soon as possible.

The general consensus is it’s “All very exciting…”

The first stage of the storage network will see the creation of five nodes (data stores). Four primary nodes are to be established in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide, with the additional node allocated to Tasmania. UTAS will work with CSIRO, the Australian Antarctic Division and the State Government in establishing the Tasmanian node.

Click here to find out more about RDSI and the plans for data storage and collaboration infrastructure throughout Australia.

Nov 16

eResearch 2012

Recently TPAC attended the eResearch Australasia 2012 Conference, throughout the week TPAC had the opportunity to discuss its current facilities and projects with researchers, service providers and developers.

TPAC aims to ensure its services meet the expectations of its users, and understands the importance of engaging with the research community.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and see us at eResearch 2012.

 

Sep 11

Research cloud and virtual laboratories – welcome to the future!

The University of Tasmania is set to play a significant role in the next-stage development of Australia’s digital research infrastructure. UTAS has been awarded two projects worth more than $2 million to establish new computing and modelling facilities that will revolutionise the capability of scientists to undertake computational studies.

Through a $47 million Federal Government initiative called NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources), UTAS will be allocated up to $900,000 to establish a Tasmanian Research Cloud Node, and $1.3 million for a Marine Virtual Laboratory.

UTAS will work with CSIRO, the Australian Antarctic Division and the State Government, along with a range of national and international partners, in establishing these facilities.

“This is a fantastic vote of confidence in our research capability,” the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Paddy Nixon, said today.

Read more in the press release here: Digital-research-funding-release-Cloud-MARVL

Jul 04

UTAS to help underpin national storage cloud

The University of Tasmania is to play a significant role in the development of Australia’s 100-petabyte storage cloud.

A $50 million Federal Government project, part of the Super Science initiatives announced in the May Budget, the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) project is intended to transform the way in which research data collections are stored and accessed nationally.

The first stage of the storage network will see the creation of five nodes (data stores). Four primary nodes are to be established in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide, with the additional node allocated to Tasmania. UTAS will work with CSIRO, the Australian Antarctic Division and the State Government in establishing the Tasmanian node.

It is expected that the national storage network will by 2014 will offer Australian researchers access to around 100 petabytes of data (a petabyte is equivalent to 1000 terabytes or one quadrillion bytes).

Read More in the press release: UTAS-to-help-underpin-national-storage-cloud

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