The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) inaugurated today (9), in the Bahia Technological Park, the first data center dedicated to processing administrative and health data in Brazil. The framework will facilitate some of the world’s largest population studies with information from more than 130 million people.
The data processing center, also called the data center, aims to integrate data produced on the health of the Brazilian population with the aim of expanding the data analysis capacity of the Center for the Integration of Data and Knowledge of Health (Cidacs). / Fiocruz).
Cidacs, which has the largest population health study in the world, is dedicated to investigating the impact of social and health policies on the population, using information from Brazilians from low-income families.
“The data center increases our capacity to accommodate new research projects and gives more flexibility to ongoing projects,” Cidacs coordinator, Mauricio Barreto, said in a note.
Deputy Coordinator, Maria Yuri Ichihara, highlights that with the new center “we will be able to connect new databases for social programmes, such as Crianca Feliz, school census and annual report of social information and to deepen analysis of social relations. Determinants and policy impacts on health events in population extracts and rare events. “.
This is the first data center installed in Container in Brazil, allowing it to be transported easily, as well as ensuring its independent operation. In addition to the addition of computer systems, the chassis has its own power generator – which allows for greater safety and stability in the analysis of information – as well as security systems.
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