The Data Exacell
The Data Exacell (DXC) is a research pilot project to create, deploy, and test software and hardware building blocks to enable data analytics in scientific research. The DXC couples analytic resources with innovative storage to allow communities that traditionally have not used HPC to create valuable new applications.
Pilot applications in data-intensive research areas are being used to motivate, test, demonstrate, and improve the DXC building blocks. These projects span research areas from radio astronomy to the digital humanities, including genomics, data-intensive frameworks, biology, and epidemiology.
The DXC includes hardware components that are representative of PSC's forthcoming Bridges HPC resource, allowing users to develop powerful, data-intensive software architectures that will transition smoothly to Bridges.
To learn more about the DXC and how it may enable your research, see:
- Data Infrastructure Building Blocks: deliverables of the DXC project
- Pilot applications: characteristics of a good pilot application and how to apply
- How to develop an application for the DXC: from high-level functionality to available software and programming
- Hardware infrastructure: powerful and diverse resources coupling data analytics and storage
- Workshops: bringing together developers and users of advanced cyberinfrastructure relating to data management and analytics.
If you have a DXC project already, you can jump straight to the User Guide.