Providing foundation infrastructure
The Australian Research Data Commons will deliver on infrastructure priorities by establishing partnerships with key stakeholders to focus effort on:
- Ensuring maximum benefit is derived from existing resources, particularly RDS data collections
- Ensuring the evolution of our compute resources meets our stakeholders’ needs and further encourages and facilitates collaboration and translation
- Developing reliable measures of impact, to report on the effectiveness of our investments and guide future strategy
- Investigating, developing and supporting sustainable funding models.
Refreshing ARDC’s Nectar Research Cloud
The aim of this activity is to refresh ARDC’s Nectar Research Cloud compute and storage infrastructure to maintain the capacity required to meet the demand for cloud resources.
Completion of this activity will result in a national compute and storage infrastructure that provides the core functions to enable advanced information services, enhanced collaboration and the improved interoperation of research infrastructure. These functions will include being able to:
- host research applications in a scalable and flexible cloud environment
- access a computational resource which complements existing and new supercomputing facilities
- rapidly deploy and share innovative research applications.
In order to “Identify where ARDC investment is most effectively targeted” the Storage and Compute program has initiated “Discovery activities to inform ARDC Compute and Storage infrastructure activities”, an open call for 10 activities to answer key questions.