More and more VSC users have computational tasks that make intensive use of large data sets. The VSC Data component enables that research data remains close to the computing infrastructure during the active phase of the data life cycle. At the same time, it becomes easier to migrate large data sets to and from VSC infrastructure.
The VSC Data component is based on iRODS and Globus, adding tools to automate data collection, data quality controls and data migration to and from HPC systems.
Development of the VSC Data component is still ongoing and not available for production yet. VSC is currently actively looking for Data Pilot projects. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.