UT-Led National Institute of Computational Sciences Joins Major Consortium

Dan Bedard, right, welcomes Gregory Peterson, director of the National Institute of Computational Sciences, to the iRODS Consortium in the RENCI booth at SC15.

Dan Bedard, right, welcomes Gregory Peterson, director of the National Institute of Computational Sciences, to the iRODS Consortium in the RENCI booth at SC15.

The UT-housed National Institute of Computational Sciences (NICS) got some impressive news at the recent SC15 supercomputing conference, as the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System Consortium (iRODS) chose the institute to be its thirteenth member.

The consortium, organized to keep such data systems available free as open source software, welcomed the National Science Foundation-backed NICS as the seventh new member it has added this year.

“The importance of managing data is central to scientific research today,” said Gregory Peterson, director of NICS. “Using iRODS and being a member of the consortium will help us better serve our users, who have massive amounts of data to manage.

“That’s why we exist—to help users do their science and make discoveries.”

The full release can be read at the iRODS homepage.

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Scott Gibson (865-206-6499, wscottgibson@utk.edu)