Intersect Australia secured $0.5M from the 2015/16 NSW Government Research Attraction & Acceleration Program for NCRIS facilities, following a competitive grants round process. The funding will sustain continuity and momentum in our NSW eResearch Nexus Facility. This facility is the physical foundation for Intersect Space and Time, the digital storage, cloud and supercomputing technologies that underpin innovative and collaborative leading-edge research at member and other research organisations.
Space and Time were established with and continue to receive partial funding from the federal NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources) and RDS (Research Data Services) National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy projects.
Intersect CEO Marc Bailey said: ‘Intersect is privileged to receive this grant from the NSW Government. We thank the NSW Department of Industry, Resources and Energy and the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist for their support in sustaining access to world-class infrastructure to thousands of researchers every year. Intersect will continue to improve research productivity, diversity and longevity by offering researcher-focused innovative storage and analysis platforms, high performance and cloud computing and expert consulting.
We're grateful for the confidence demonstrated by the NSW Government in the collaborative nature of Intersect, working with members and research organisations to enable globally significant discoveries in genomics, artificial intelligence, computational chemistry, geoscience, astrophysics and human communication science'.