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The aim of this section is to highlight some of the values of using HPRC services can provide to a JCU researcher.  The content contained within this page and the links below is mostly a high-level view of HPRC.problems some researchers have encountered with using personal computing devices for research.

Scenario 1

You have years of research work stored on your personal/work computing device.  You arrive at work one morning, power on your computing device - nothing happens.  After engaging with IT Services & Support staff, you are informed that your disk has failed and that there is almost no chance of recovering your files.  This has happened to quite a few JCU staff and students - it could happen to you. 


You have amassed or inherited a vast collection of research data in your time.  One day it dawns on you how scattered your data is - work and personal computing devices, USB disks, cloud storage providers (e.g., DropBox), etc.  Not only is finding files time consuming, but you discover that faults on disks have corrupted data.

HPRC - A location for all your research data

Scenario 3

You've recently scaled up your research and your computing jobs are taking days (or longer) to finish.  You are frustrated by power faults (black-outs, brown-outs, or surges) killing your jobs, meaning you have to start over.