History


In 1995, a team led by Reagan Moore of the San Diego Supercomputer Center kicked off a data management project known as the Storage Resource Broker (SRB). SRB was developed through the cooperative efforts of General Atomics, the Data Intensive Computing Environments (DICE) group, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Storage Resource Broker demonstrated the promise of a logical distributed file system that presents users with a single global logical namespace.

The integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS), was created by the DICE group in 2006 to advance the concepts explored in SRB, but re-written from scratch, as open source software, around a highly-configurable Rule Engine. In 2008, the DICE group expanded, with some members located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). With the DICE group on campus, the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) became progressively more involved in iRODS and formed a dedicated iRODS software engineering team to explore enterprise-grade iRODS technology development. In 2013, RENCI founded the iRODS Consortium, to further the mission and sustainability of iRODS technology.

Funded Projects that supported the development of iRODS Technology:

HydroShare
NSF
7/1/2012 – 6/30/2017
EarthCube Layered Architecture
NSF
4/1/2012 – 3/31/2013
DFC Supplement for Extensible Hardware
NSF
9/1/2011 – 8/31/2015
DFC Supplement for Interoperability
NSF
9/1/2011 – 8/31/2015
DataNet Federation Consortium
NSF
9/1/2011 – 8/31/2016
SDCI Data Improvement
NSF
10/1/2010 – 9/30/2013
Subcontract: Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center
NSF
1/1/2010 – 12/31/2010
National Climatic Data Center
NOAA
10/1/2009 – 9/1/2010
NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype
NSF
9/15/2009 – 9/30/2010
Subcontract: Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center
NSF
3/1/2009 – 12/31/2009
Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype
NSF
9/15/2008 – 8/31/2013
Petascale Cyberfacility for Seismic Community
NSF
4/1/2008 – 3/30/2010
Data Grids for Community Driven Applications
NSF
10/1/2007 – 9/30/2010
Joint Virtual Network Centric Warfare
DOD
11/1/2006 – 10/30/2007
Petascale Cyberfacility for Seismic Analysis
NSF
10/1/2006 – 9/30/2009
LLNL Scientific Data Management
LLNL
3/1/2005 – 12/31/2008
NARA Persistent Archives
NSF
10/1/2004 – 6/30/2008
Constraint-based Knowledge Systems
NSF
10/1/2004 – 9/30/2006
NDIIPP California Digital Library
LC
2/1/2004 – 1/31/2007
NASA Information Power Grid
NASA
10/1/2003 – 9/30/2004
National Science Digital Library
NSF
10/1/2002 – 9/30/2006
NARA Persistent Archive
NSF
6/1/2002 – 5/31/2005
SCEC Community Modeling
NSF
10/1/2001 – 9/30/2006
Particle Physics Data Grid
DOE
8/15/2001 – 8/14/2004
Grid Physics Network
NSF
7/1/2000 – 6/30/2005
Digital Library Initiative UCSB
NSF
9/1/1999 – 8/31/2004
Digital Library Initiative Stanford
NSF
9/1/1999 – 8/31/2004
Persistent Archive
NARA
9/1999 – 8/2000
Information Power Grid
NASA
10/1/1998 – 9/30/1999
Terascale Visualization
DOE
9/1/1998 – 8/31/2002
Persistent Archive
NARA
9/1998 – 8/1999
NPACI Data Management
NSF
10/1/1997 – 9/30/1999
DOE ASCI
DOE
10/1/1997 – 9/30/1999
Distributed Object Computation Testbed
DARPA / USPTO
8/1/1996 – 12/31/1999
Massive Data Analysis Systems
DARPA
9/1/1995 – 8/31/1996