We anticipate that the success, scalability, and modularity of SciServer will lead to applications well beyond the original project scope.
The SciServer project will take the extensibility of SDSS to the next level with integrated, seamless, and inherently scalable support for scientific domains beyond Astronomy. The system will provide capabilities for data storage, management and processing to the wider scientific community, allowing researchers to undertake hitherto untenable Big Data research projects.
The project aims to take the current SkyServer infrastructure and related applications and re-engineer them to be re-usable and scalable across many scientific domains. SciServer will also address the highly eclectic “long tail” science – all with the goal of providing the tools for data integration, analysis and sharing.