VicNode is pleased to announce its first major purchase of RDSI storage specifically to meet the Market and Vault needs of Victorian researchers.
The IBM SONAS system is to be installed within the Monash Clayton campus data centre dedicated to research computing. The initial system configuration is 633TB (usable) of disk mapped to multiple 10GigE network interfaces via an internal high performance parallel file system.
The VicNode Project is pleased to introduce the interim Collections Manager Owen O’Neill. Owen will be shaping the role for the next six weeks to help us kick off our Merit Allocation Scheme. He will be working with researchers, eResearch Centers, facilities and research communities across Victoria to promote and establish collections and services on the storage infrastructure VicNode is building.
VicNode is now accepting applications for merit-based storage!
We are starting the monthly round of Merit Allocation applications in September 2013 and the first round closes on Friday the 13th. Going forward the closing date for each month will fall on the second Friday of the month. In 2013 the dates are:
VicNode can fund the storage of research data collections that are of value to future research activities through a merit-based scheme. While we’ve had details of this scheme on our Merit Allocation Storage page, we know some researchers want to get their teeth into the details. This week we have published the:
In the next few weeks we’ll be confirming the dates when the merit allocation committee will first meet. This will then inform us on when you should get your application in by. Please subscribe to the blog to be informed of all VicNode updates.
The VicNode project is hiring a Collections Manager, Research Data Storage to establish and manage long-term relationships with Victorian research institutions and the Victorian research community. The successful candidate will help identify research collections of Victorian and national significance, as well as assist researchers in applying for and using the various storage services.
Welcome to the new VicNode Project web page and blog.
VicNode is building data storage for the Victorian research community. The goal is for VicNode to be the place where researchers can easily store and share research data collections through an affordable, secure and sustainable service.
As a researcher, VicNode will provide you with storage where you can develop, compute and share your data collections, no matter what discipline you are from. Merit-based funding will also be available for you to store collections of Victorian or National significance.
As a research institution, VicNode will help you reduce the cost of storage and provide a place to enable your research to be truly collaborative. It will help you enhance the visibility of your research data, which can increase citations and provide new collaborative opportunities.