IT Operations Manager
University of California, San Diego
Researchers are producing data at an unprecedented rate. Once they publish, that data often gets tossed, lost or stored on a server under their desk. How do you bridge the gap between becoming a dumping ground for unstructured raw data and the place where you can collaborate with a research group to curate and distribute their data in our Digital Asset Management System? This session will cover how we set up a staging server with half a petabyte of capacity to capture research data and assist researchers and curators to collaborate on a shared platform. After working with over 20 different researchers and labs, it became perfectly clear that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. This session will discuss methods used to capture research data through an internet-based large file transfer service, to typical NFS/CIFS mounts, and the unexpected successes and challenges found therein.