This week, an Australian delegation of influencers and decision makers working within the data-intensive research space visited the Hartree Centre to share challenges, solutions and best practice.
Among a series of talks, meetings and discussions aiming to build capability within data intensive science and discover new opportunities for collaboration, Alison Kennedy and Michael Gleaves presented an introduction to the Hartree Centre and its activities accelerating the adoption of data-centric computing. Guests from the University of Manchester also spoke about their contributions to the Square Killometer Array (SKA) (link opens in a new window) project to build the world’s largest radio telescope in Australia and South Africa. When completed, the telescope will generate approximately 960 million gigabytes in raw data each day.
The meetings took place as part of the larger Australia Big Data Mission tour of the UK, which also included a visit to other data-intensive Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) facilities at Harwell Campus, along with several other prominent UK universities and research organisations.