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AARNet 10Gbps link for CSIRO Armidale lab boosts opportunities for agricultural research collaborations.

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AARNet recently connected CSIRO’s FD McMaster Laboratory near Armidale in regional New South Wales. The 10Gbps link will enable animal scientists based in Armidale to share research data more efficiently with experts at other CSIRO facilities and partner institutions across Australia.

Electronic sensors and sensor networks used in agricultural research generate very large data sets. In the current research environment, members of large multidisciplinary research teams can be located hundreds or thousands of kilometers apart. The ability to transfer very large data files quickly and efficiently between team members at various locations is becoming increasingly necessary.

“Under the previous eight to ten megabit per second internet system, a video file of an animal’s behaviour used to annotate sensor data took one hour and forty minutes to transfer from Armidale to Brisbane. This can now be done over AARNet in less than five minutes, a whopping twenty-fold increase in speed,” said CSIRO’s David Paull.

He says AARNet’s high-speed file transfer capacity will lift the capability of this regional research centre by allowing researchers to share large data files in real time. Access to the network enables data analysis to be performed by staff with specific statistical expertise at different locations within a very short period of time.

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