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Enabling local tech entrepreneurs is a core part of ICRAR’s work. The centre helped WA start-up Think Bottom Up to prepare their unique and innovative database engine for the world stage.

ICRAR embedded Think Bottom Up’s distributed database technology into prototype execution framework DALiuGE to perform data life cycle management. The DALiuGE framework was developed at ICRAR for the largest radio telescope in the world, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and is capable of managing unprecedented amounts of data.

For Think Bottom Up, the data pipelines for the SKA represented an extreme example of high performance and massively distributed computing—and an ideal test case for the company’s technology. Being associated with an important and highly-visible international also helped to boost Think Bottom Up’s profile in Western Australia and around the world.

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