ARCTIC is used to support research analysis, modeling and simulation, and to make research-based predictions about phenomena.
In addition, ARCTIC analyzes the cyber infrastructure in which the system includes high-performance computing clusters, data storage systems, research networks and cloud computing.
The National Science Foundation developed ARCTIC with a $ 1.2 million grant. GSU says more than 300 Georgia state faculties have started using ARCTIC for their research, and the technology will soon be available to scientists around the world.
Georgia State Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Jessica Turner is testing an algorithm with the technology to see if depression across racial groups can be predicted by analyzing brain scans.
The faculty also uses this technology to teach students about data mining and big data analysis.
“Today researchers have more and more data, but they may not have the technology to process that data. We are trying to fill the gap, ”said Suranga Edirisinghe, Associate Director of ARCTIC. “The goal is to reach out to people who traditionally haven’t used high-performance computing and bring them into the community so they aren’t constrained by resources. This is why the support piece is so important. ”