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Leading the Charge on Science DMZs to Support Big-Data Research
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Developing a campus-wide Science DMZ takes time, commitment, and lots of advocacy, according to Joshua Sonstroem, systems administrator at the University of California, Santa Cruz. If successful, however, the resulting cyberinfrastructure helps ensure that faculty and students can join in leading-edge research and discovery. A Science DMZ is a portion of a computer network at or near the campus’s local network perimeter that is configured such that the equipment, configuration, and security policies are optimized for data-intensive science. The deployment of a Science DMZ enables scientists to dramatically increase the size and scale of the data sets they can productively use in...