Two groups from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) were the other successful candidates. By developing a Framework for Analysis and Visualisation of Enormous datasets Remotely (FAVER), one of the groups is aiming to increase researcher productivity and enhance scientific returns on investment in HPC and HPD facilities, while also reducing the technical knowledge barriers to HPC to analyse and visualise data sets.
The group expect FAVER to be beneficial to other astronomical communities (e.g. radio astronomy datacubes, optical astronomy images), as well as several other domains such as particle physics, geophysics, oceans sciences and meteorology. The community nature of the tools should mean that there will be a strong drive to develop them further and enhance the codebase.