The South Big Data Hub is one of four regional big data hub partners awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the initial development of a data storage network over the next two years. A collaborative team will combine their expertise, facilities, and research challenges to develop the Open Storage Network (OSN). The OSN will enable academic researchers across the nation to work with and share their data more efficiently than ever before, according to the NSF announcement.
The South Big Data Hub is co-led by Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Srinivas Aluru, a College of Computing professor and co-executive director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS), is a South Hub principal investigator. Renata Rawlings-Goss serves as the South Hub co-executive director for Georgia Tech.