Intersect is a pivotal part of NSW research infrastructure. We provide robust, innovative and collaborative technology to support the world-class research at our member institutions. Intersect delivers storage and analysis platforms, custom engineering, expert consultation and training programs to hundreds of researchers every year.
“Before Intersect was on the ground, everybody had their own initiatives but we were dealing with these things one by one. It meant that the scale of the initiatives that we were tackling were significantly smaller so we are now able to deal with much larger problems.”
Professor Les Field,
Chair, Deputy and PV-C (Research) Committees, Group of Eight.
Our data storage facility is in full production. The latest statistics:
- Total number of approved collections: 79
- TBs approved: 6000
- TBs ingested: 1250
NeCTAR Research Cloud
Intersect has chosen Dell as its partner in standing up its NeCTAR Research Cloud node in a deal worth just under $1M. The Research Cloud equipment is assembled at Macquarie Telecom's IC2 data centre where it is co-located, and closely coupled, with Intersect's HPC, Orange, and Intersect's petabyte scale storage facility funded by RDSI.
We will launch the NeCTAR Research Cloud on 29 January 2015 at Australasian Computer Science Week 2015.
Last year was our biggest year for training and right now we are planning to make 2015 even bigger, with new courses in the works and plans to hold even more training sessions across our member universities. Please check here again soon for session dates and locations.
If you are impatient to get started, why not try working through one of our courses in your own time. We make all our course materials available for self-paced study. So why not explore how Open Refine can be used to clean messy datasets? Or learn those features of spreadsheets you always meant to learn but never did in our researcher-oriented Excel course, Excel Fu? Or teach yourself just the right amount of Linux to research at light speed on our high performance computing facilities?
Whatever your interest, our courses are only a click away.