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Title: Intersect's Service Offerings
Contributor(s): Thurbon, Joe (author); Boshoff, Johan (author); Falzon, Gregory  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: Intersect is a not-for-profit venture, formed between the N.S.W. universities. As the peak body for eResearch in NSW, Intersect provides digital infrastructure (high-performance computing, cloud computing, data storage) and services (software engineering, analysis, data management) to NSW research institutions and inter-state consortia. In the last four years, Intersect has assisted hundreds of research groups, including allocating more than 50 million CPU-hours to researchers through our merit-allocation programs, delivering approximately 70 research and data management software applications, and assisting researchers with the IT components of approximately 65 grant applications. Disciplines with a regional, agricultural and ecological focus are crossing the threshold into intensive data and computational challenges, which will require new capabilities and capacities. The advent of genome-scale sequencing, pervasive sensor networks, video monitoring, and stochastic models of biological and ecological systems each present unique challenges in data storage, data sharing, computational analysis and modelling. They also open up new possibilities in the kinds of research questions that can be asked. The capacity for large-scale computational analysis and data management will be central to answering those questions. Intersect's current round of infrastructure roll-out, will make available to researchers 60 million CPU hours annually, more than 30PB of data storage, and more than 3,000 CPU nodes of cloud-based computing.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Digital Rural Futures Conference 2013: Inaugural Digital Rural Futures Conference, Armidale, Australia, 26th - 28th June, 2013
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Digital Rural Futures Conference, p. 44-44
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 080505 Web Technologies (excl Web Search)
080501 Distributed and Grid Systems
080306 Open Software
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 460510 Recommender systems
460601 Cloud computing
461299 Software engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 890202 Application Tools and System Utilities
890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
890201 Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 220499 Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
220401 Application software packages
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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