“As the government invests in cloud migration, there will be significant value in being able to analyze data stored in the cloud,” says Vault CEO and founder Rupert Taylor-Price.

Cloud service provider Vault has teamed up with researchers from the University of Technology Sydney and Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), for a $500,000, three-year research project centered on OpenStack.

“As the government invests in cloud migration, there will be significant value in being able to analyze data stored in the cloud,” Vault CEO and founder Rupert Taylor-Price said in a statement adding that enhancements made to the current OpenStack architecture will be subsequently built into Vault’s cloud.

The news comes ahead of a session at the Open Infrastructure Summit featuring Jacob Anders, CSIRO’s high-performance computing technical lead. At the session titled “It’s a Cloud.. it’s a SuperComputer.. no, it’s SuperCloud!“, he’ll talk about how building on open standards, the team is bringing the infrastructure-as-code methodology to bare metal. The resulting SuperCloud supports a vast array of dev ops tools, enabling users to programmatically request HPC resources from compute, to NVMe, to InfiniBand networks. The cloud allows building HPC clusters, RDMA storage and containerized workloads quickly, with a simple playbook.

For the backstory on how these collaborations have evolved, check out this talk from the Sydney Summit by Taylor-Price. He shared his extensive knowledge of the use of OpenStack in the Australian Government, focusing on how Vault leveraged the simplicity and openness provided by OpenStack to build one of the world’s most secure cloud platforms exclusively for use by the Australian government. Vault was one of the first companies to gain Australian Signals Directorate certification for the storage and processing of classified data. Check out his half-hour session here.

For more about HPC, AI and OpenStack, take a look at the dedicated track at the upcoming Open Infrastructure Summit. It features case studies from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Huawei and Lenovo. More on that track here.

Via Computer World