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SoftIron Joins iRODS Consortium; Certifies HyperDrive Compatibility with iRODS Architecture

London – (November 9, 2020) – SoftIron Ltd., a maker of task-specific data center solutions, today announced it has joined the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) Consortium, which supports the development of free open source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization. In joining the consortium, whose data management platform is […]

Curating, Discovering and Disseminating HPC Research Elements Using iRODS

Data librarians currently manage far bigger data libraries and policy decisions regarding retention, quotas, file system performance, etc. require the consensus of those tasked with this challenge of curation. Decisions also have to be made regarding the federation of data sites promoting collaboration. In many instances the results of these policy decisions must be auditable to satisfy funding organizations as well as government entities.

How does a data librarian cope with these challenges always assuring that institutional policies are adhered to? Once assured of a collaborative environment, how does a researcher discover pertinent materials in her field?

BAnQ in Québec joins iRODS Consortium

BAnQ in Quebec is the newest member to join the iRODS Consortium. BAnQ is at once a national library and a national archives, the largest public library in the French-speaking world and a virtual library that is accessible worldwide. “Having iRODS in our preservation system allows us to manage replicas, retrieve data through metadata, increase security and check and repair data, along with other features that are important to support our staff and the functioning of our applications.”

KU Leuven in Belgium joins iRODS Consortium

The iRODS Consortium has welcomed KU Leuven as its newest Consortium member. As one of Europe’s oldest universities, Belgium’s KU Leuven boasts a long tradition of ground-breaking research and high quality education. With a new Research Data Management program, the university aims to accelerate science and innovation by enabling scientists to more effectively and efficiently find, access, share, and reuse data. “With a strong history of supporting the management and reuse of scientific data at universities in Europe and around the world, iRODS is well positioned to provide a framework for KU Leuven’s ambitious research data management initiative,” said Jason Coposky, Executive Director, iRODS Consortium. “We are pleased to welcome KU Leuven to the iRODS Consortium and look forward to working with them to guide the development of future capabilities that will benefit their researchers and the broader user community.”

Building a Federated Research Collaborative

In this special guest feature, David Fellinger from the iRODS Consortium writes that the secure federation capabilities of iRODS has changed the way that we think of data locality. “Data discovery is one of the primary features of iRODS. A researcher can specify search terms retained in an index that allows other researchers to discover that research work.”

Building a Tiered Digital Storage Environment Based on User-Defined Metadata to Enable eResearch

In this special guest feature, David Fellinger from the iRODS Consortium writes that, as eResearch has evolved to accommodate sensor and other types of big data, iRODS can enable complete workflow control, data lifecycle management, and present discoverable data sets with assured traceability and reproducibility.

SUSE joins iRODS Consortium

The SUSE announced that it has joined the iRODS Consortium, the foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) data management software. “SUSE has a rich history of Linux distribution and open source support, and partnering with them will allow iRODS to make even deeper connections throughout the open source community,” said Jason Coposky, Executive Director, iRODS Consortium. “SUSE Enterprise Storage integrated with iRODS’ data management capabilities creates a compelling and comprehensive solution stack.”

Video: Managing Data from the Edge to HPC with iRODS

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, Terrell Russell from the iRODS Consortium presents: Managing Data from the Edge to HPC. “The Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) is open source data management software used by research organizations and government agencies worldwide. iRODS is released as a production-level distribution aimed at deployment in mission critical environments. It virtualizes data storage resources, so users can take control of their data, regardless of where and on what device the data is stored.”

Quantum Corporation Optimizes Data Intensive Workloads at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Laura Shepard and Jason Coari from Quantum Corporation describe how the company’s high speed storage solutions power AI & HPC applications. “At ISC, Quantum highlighted end-to-end storage capabilities for large-scale HPC environments. Quantum offerings featured at their exhibit included high-performance Xcellis scale-out storage appliances to support data-intensive processing workflows, and StorNext HSM for automated migration of extremely large data sets to cost-effective storage tiers such as tape, object storage and the cloud.”