The National Institute for Computational Sciences

NICS Becomes the Newest Member of the iRODS Consortium

From left, NICS Director Greg Peterson and iRODS Consortium Executive Director Dan Bedard.

From left, NICS: Glenn Brook, Will Howell, Gary Rogers, Tabitha Samuel, and Greg Peterson, director; iRODS Consortium: Jason Coposky, chief technologist; Dan Bedard, executive director; and Terrell Russell, senior data scientist.

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) booth at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, the National Institute for Computational Sciences became the 13th member of the iRODS Consortium, the membership-based foundation organized to sustain the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System as free open source data management software. Thousands of businesses, research centers, and government agencies worldwide use iRODS for flexible, policy-based data management that provides long-term preservation and federation.

Read the news release at the iRODS Web site.

Scott Gibson, science writer, NICS, JICS

Article posting date: 20 November 2015

About JICS and NICS: The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) was established by the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to advance scientific discovery and leading-edge engineering, and to further knowledge of computational modeling and simulation. JICS realizes its vision by taking full advantage of petascale-and-beyond computers housed at ORNL and by educating a new generation of scientists and engineers to be well versed in the application of computational modeling and simulation for solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems. JICS operates the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), one of the nation's leading advanced computing centers. NICS is co-located on the UT Knoxville campus and ORNL, home of the world's most powerful computing complex. The center's mission is to expand the boundaries of human understanding while ensuring the United States' continued leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. NICS is a major partner in the National Science Foundation's eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).