October 13, 2022
Research teams can now collaborate more effectively on projects and access the necessary tools, and IT resources with just a few clicks, no coding or configuration required, saving more time for research.
Having joined the SIT group just over a year ago, Jacobs University Bremen joined a rich network of companies dealing with technology and higher education, including SIT Rolos, a specialist in machine intelligence for research. Today, SIT Rolos announced that it would bring research to a new level by opening its Machine Intelligence (MI) Platform to all scientific groups. Any researcher from academia or business can now configure, run and collaborate with others on their computational research project through Rolos Platform. Thanks to a user-friendly interface, no specific IT knowledge is required to use the Platform.
Rolos Platform addresses two major problems in research: infrastructure setup and teamwork. First, it provides premade infrastructure ready for research tasks with all the necessary resources out of the box – Graphics Processor Unit (GPU), Central Processing Unit (CPU), and storage. Researchers, therefore, no longer need to spend time on infrastructure setup and resource allocation. On the other hand, the Platform also ensures collaboration on a project – code and data versioning control, group editing, and consistent changes for all project participants.
This significant advance will enable resource automation provisioning, ensuring a collaborative environment for research teams and a consistent environment for the reproducibility of computational project results.
“Scientific research nowadays is all about data and computing. Scientists have to spend most of their time and resources on developing and revising algorithms codes, integrations with various tools, format conversions, and setting up an IT infrastructure to get their work done, instead of focusing on the research topic itself,” said Nick Dobrovolskiy, CEO of SIT Rolos. “Rolos Platform provides research teams with the tools and the resources they need. They can organize and run their projects in a few clicks and concentrate on research, not IT. As a result, they get the results faster and can easily reproduce them later”.
Rolos allows its users to build their computational setups using the available cloud, on-premise servers, and High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters and save costs on running simulation experiments. SIT Rolos can also provide its own resources from the cloud infrastructure in SIT data centers. And should users find any difficulties with Machine Learning (ML) or Data Science types of tasks, Rolos Team experts will be there to support them.
Rolos Platform is available through two types of deployments:
- as a SaaS solution (Software as a Service) in Rolos Cloud, that can be accessed at http://my.rolos.com; or
- as an on-premises installation on the customer’s hardware cluster that provides the full stack of software to create a computational research lab.
In the words of Konstantin Novoselov, Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Physics at the National University of Singapore, Rolos Platform is used “to unify data from different scientists, unleash the power of Big Data, and achieve exponential progress in research projects.”
Rolos Platform features include:
- Computing and storage resources automatic provisioning with a capability to scale out on demand, in order to secure a continuous research process. This includes multi-cloud support (Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and others), on-premise deployment, and resources that could be attached to Rolos Platform.
- Research environment management, for a fast start with a validated and ready-to-use environment with all essential functionalities, including Code and Data central repository versioning automation.
- A workflow manager, which enables collaborative research for external and internal teams and allows to build a pipeline of nodes with code and data to run the research and track progress.
- An Interactive Papers publishing module, which allows publication reviewers to interact with the research artifacts of a scientific article and obtain insightful feedback by exploring the results of the experimentation.
Join the introduction to Rolos Machine Intelligence Platform for Computation and Data Management on October 18 at 10 am CEST: https://web.sit.org/simplify-and-accelerate-research-lifecycle-rolos-webinar-oct-2022
During the webinar, you will see an overview of the Platform’s essential features and deep dive into the main current research scenarios.
About SIT Rolos
SIT Rolos is part of the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) group. SIT Rolos provides a Machine Intelligence Platform with consulting and applications for academia and business. The company has strong expertise in Machine Intelligence and Data Science in various application areas, including Scientific Research, Business Analytics, Professional Sports, Driverless Mobility, Robotics, and others.
SIT Rolos is a global company headquartered in Switzerland with a presence in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Turkey.Get in touch today and see how we can help you reach your business goals: https://rolos.com/about/
About Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) and Jacobs University Bremen
SIT is a global institution dedicated to promoting Science, Education and Technology. Headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, SIT is a growing ecosystem comprised of education and research as well as commercial technology spin-offs, consulting services, and investment funds.
Thanks to its two English-language campuses – in Bremen, Germany and in Schaffhausen, Switzerland – SIT offers interdisciplinary university programs to students from around the globe with flexible learning models, both online and on-site. With research and entrepreneurial mentality at its core, the SIT education ecosystem is a gateway to the most in-demand careers in technology and sciences.
Jacobs University Bremen is a university offering a comprehensive range of BSc, MSc, and PhD programs that grant the qualifications required to work in any country in the much-needed careers of our digitalized world. Each student benefits from a well-organized campus life and from synergies with SIT’s research and business ecosystem.
Founded in 2001 as a private, English-language campus university, it repeatedly achieves top results in national and international university rankings. Its more than 1,600 students come from over 110 countries, and around 80 percent have moved to Germany to study. Research projects at Jacobs University are funded by the German Research Foundation or the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation, as well as by globally leading companies.
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