RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Friday, 31 March 2017, 14:00-14:20; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Amr Hassan

"Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS)"

Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) is a new initiative by Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL). It aims to provide astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to allow astronomers to maximise the scientific return from data and computing infrastructure. It will be delivered jointly by Swinburne University of Technology, Curtin University, and Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. During 2017, ADACS will: 1) Provide astronomy-focused training in software development, data management, HPC and advanced data analysis to Australian astronomers, to optimise the usage of, and increase value from, existing infrastructure. 2) Create/enhance astronomy data portals to facilitate the management, sharing and reuse of data. 3) Collaborate/partner with national eResearch providers to help coordinate and maximise the computing and storage resources available to astronomers. I will discuss in my talk these three service areas and how we plan to enhance the data and computing services delivered to the astronomy community.