- Chair: Mr Sthembiso Mkhwanazi (CSIR)
- Chair: Ms Nicolene Fourie (CSIR)
EOS is the storage system of choice for CERN's data storage and
is used by various WLCG Tier1 and Tier2 facilities, including at the CHPC.
EOS is an elastic, adaptable, and scalable software based solution for
central data recording, user analysis and data processing.
It has a multitude of supported protocols and authentication methods.
We will present what EOS is, what is does, and how...
The Control and Monitoring (CAM) Team at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is responsible for implementing software solutions for the collection of sensor data from all of the components, user-supplied equipment and ancillary devices that make up the 64-dish MeerKAT Radio Telescope. Recently, the CAM Team developed and deployed a new solution called KatStore64 which...
Ilifu is an Infrastructure as a Service cloud that utilises OpenStack to provide its core services. It is run by a consortium of South African universities and provides data intensive computing resources to Astronomy and Bioinformatics users. This talk describes how we are utilising federated identity services enable the use of ilifu by users in a way that can be managed by individual project...
Datasets of ever increasing size and complexity are being generated in the biomedical field to answer questions about human and animal health. Data on human health have to be managed responsibly to ensure protection of participants in health studies. Additionally, many governments are clamping down on the transfer of datasets out of country borders. In order to respect these concerns while...
The 3rd Industrial revolution of the 20th Century ushered in the 1st Information Revolution that brought the internet, digitisation, digitilisation and digital transformation and created a basis for knowledge-based economies. It is now widely accepted that the world is experiencing the advent of the 2nd Information revolution that is ushering in a 4th Industrial Revolution - a revolution that...
Given the complex relationship between eResearch stakeholders within universities and research organisations, a “one size fits all” solution to the development of a national eResearch support service is not practical. Services contributed by Libraries, IT and research administrations are at different stages of maturity, and the South African landscape is characterised by scarce...
In a world where more and more people are connected every day, new systems pop up and
access can be gained from any device anywhere, we need to ask if the data that we are working
on (viewing, editing and manipulating) is original and safe? The value of data as an asset is
increasing as well as the potential threat in its transformative and informative power. The concept
and roll out of...
Theme/Focus Area: Harnessing the Power of Data Intensive Research for 4IR
Data is used on a daily basis to enable the functioning of organizations and the execution of pertinent tasks and projects. With this in mind, technological trends play a vital role in how it is generated, retrieved and processed to add value. The prevalence of the 4IR which has resulted in the vast and...