OpenCloud for open science

The Hurwitz lab and the iMicrobe project are collaborating with Larry Peterson of UA computer science; Nirav Merchant of the iPlant Collaborative and Arizona Research Laboratories; John Hartman of UA computer science; and Anita Bapphu of the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences on the OpenCloud project Syndicate. Syndicate is a global-scale distributed file system being developed on XOS and deployed on OpenCloud. The Syndicate project is working closely with iPlant to enable iPlant researchers around the world to access access datasets efficiently and easily via Syndicate, and has recently received an NSF research grant in support of this effort.