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QRIScloud is a large-scale cloud computing and data storage service designed to stimulate and accelerate research use of computing across all disciplines.  It is an integral part of a national network of research computing infrastructure designed to provide researchers with access to high-speed, high-capacity computing services.  

Using QRIScloud researchers can economically compute using large virtual clusters, host web services, store research datasets up to ‘Big Data’ sizes, share existing data collections across research communities and enhance collaboration with other researchers nationally and internationally. Institutions can focus on their key research innovations knowing that compute power is readily available and that data generated by their researchers are stored in a safe and easily accessible location.

About QRIScloud

QRIScloud is the Queensland node of both the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) project (Data Collections) and the national research cloud provided by the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) (Virtual Machines) project. It is managed by QCIF and operated through the University of Queensland and James Cook University.

QCIF manages the node to ensure that data storage is sustainable well beyond the life of the RDSI project, federal funding for which ceases in 2014, and the initial NeCTAR project.