Nectar Cloud provides computing infrastructure, software and services that allow Australia’s research community to store, access, and run data, remotely, rapidly and autonomously. Nectar Cloud’s self-service structure allows users to access their own data at any time and collaborate with others from their desktop in a fast and efficient way.
The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (Nectar), distributes funds to key national eResearch organisations and projects. The Nectar directorate, based at Melbourne University provides infrastructure for Nectar Cloud, supports and promotes Nectar Virtual Labs and administers funds to the Nectar federation of nodes.
A major advantage of the cloud resources is that it provides a single, stable, purpose built and configurable analysis platform for our whole group, which results in less training time for our students, avoids the uncertainty of analyses run on different systems and allows us to reconfigure our resources to match our data and analyses. It is a fantastic resource.
Head of Biology at the South Australian Museum, AdelaideProf Steven Donnellan
Access to the Nectar cloud infrastructure has provided the additional capacity we needed to calculate the properties of various metal clusters that we are comparing to experimental results. Over the past few months we have made several advances that will lead to several key publications and contribute to 3 PhD theses.
School of Chemistry and Physics, University of AdelaideA/Prof Greg Metha
The computing resources of the Nectar Cloud are indispensable.
University of Adelaide and South Australian MuseumA/Prof Mike Lee