MeDiCI – How to Withstand a Research Data Tsunami

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC17, Jake Carroll from The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia presents: MeDiCI – How to Withstand a Research Data Tsunami.

The Metropolitan Data Caching Infrastructure (MeDiCI) project is a data storage fabric developed and trialled at UQ that delivers data to researchers where needed at any time. The “magic” of MeDiCI is it offers the illusion of a single virtual data centre next door even when it is actually distributed over potentially very wide areas with varying network connectivity.  MeDiCI enables a range of techniques for national and international data sharing. Recent tests between UQ, the University of California, San Diego and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan indicated that MeDiCI can even support seamless access at very high data rates globally.

Jake Carroll is the senior IT manager (research) at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) and he is constantly pushing the boundaries of technology to keep up with this deluge of data and the users of this data. In this research environment, faster and more precise scientific instrumentation is constantly being developed which could double or triple the data load in a matter of months.

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