CARTA’s information technology infrastructure, including its web portals, software applications, databases, and hardware systems are developed and managed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). CARTA’s IT infrastructure supplies a rapidly growing international audience with a variety of scientific data.
Founded in 1985, SDSC enables international science and engineering discoveries through advances in computational science and high performance computing. Continuing this legacy into the era of cyberinfrastructure, SDSC is a strategic resource to science, industry and academia, offering leadership in the areas of data management, grid computing, bioinformatics, geoinformatics, high-end computing as well as other science and engineering disciplines. The mission of SDSC is to extend the reach of scientific accomplishments by providing tools such as high-performance hardware technologies, integrative software technologies and deep inter-disciplinary expertise, to the community.