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Helmholtz Data Federation Launched

Large-scale experiments and simulations in science are generating an increasing amount of data. However, transforming data and information into findings and knowledge requires a new quality of storage and analysis capability. Together with five other Helmholtz Association data centres, JSC is now designing the infrastructure in the permanent, secure, and usable storage of data. With respect to big data management in science, the Helmholtz Association has established the Helmholtz Data Federation (HDF). Within the next five years, about € 49.5 million will be invested into multidisciplinary data centres and modern data management. The HDF, which was initiated in January 2017, will establish a data federation comprising three elements: innovative software technologies, excellent user support, and cutting-edge storage and analysis hardware.
(Contact: Daniel Mallmann,

JSC News No. 247, March 2017