Ilifu is a consortium of Western Cape institutions that together will establish and operate a data-centric, high-performance computing facility for data-intensive research. The partner institutions from the Western and Northern Cape regions in South Africa are:
- Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- Stellenbosch University
- Sol Plaatje University
- South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO, formerly SKA South Africa).
- University of Cape Town (lead institute)
- University of the Western Cape.
Ilifu will enable South African researchers to be world leaders in the strategic science domains of astronomy and bioinformatics. Ilifu is a regional node in the national data infrastructure, partly funded by the Department of Science and Technology, to support the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System of South Africa.
Webinar hosted by the Committee of Higher Education Libraries of South Africa (CHELSA) on 21 June 2022 to build awareness and share a brief overview of the ilifu project in relation to research data management.