Data-intensive Computing Harkens 'Dawn of a New Age'

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Dr. Scott Yockel at the University of North Texas writes that data-intensive computing is transforming research at UNT:

We are also at the dawn of a new age of computing on campus which is not numberically intensive, but data intensive. A pilot program for a centralized large-scale research storage solution has also begun that will include hundreds of TB of storage. This storage solution is intended for researchers with single data sets larger than 1 TB, and will continue to need easy access to this data throughout their funded project.

Many people I talk to describe how data-intensive science is impacting many fields of study. In fact, SC11 this year will focus on the challenges and opportunities for addressing the exponential growth and demands in the generation and analysis of data.