hpcTardis gives academics in chemistry and physics the ability to remotely direct and monitor the full data management process via a central web portal.
It supports data collection, processing, secure storage of generated data within an institutional repository and final publishing to the Research Data Australia website.
hpcTardis provides a communications interface between software simulation tools (e.g. SIESTA, Vienna Ab-initio Simulation Package, VASP) and many of Australia’s largest HPC facilities, (e.g. NCI-NF and RMIT HPC) allowing experimental simulations to be run effortlessly.
Academics can initiate this process from the hpcTardis web portal using basic Unix script instructions. Generated data is automatically retrieved from the HPC facility and securely catalogued and archived at the academic’s home institution.
Benefits for academics
- single-point, remote access for all team members
- automatic generation of relevant domain-specific metadata with Registry Interchange Format- Collection and Services (RIF_CS)
- Publication of select data to the Research Data Australia registry website
- harvesting of collection records using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)
- easier data discovery and reuse by the broader research community, leading to increased citation of datasets.