February 4, 2014 1:12 PM Subscribe
Academics launch torrent site to share papers and datasets
“Sharing data is hard. Emails have size limits, and setting up servers is too much work. We’ve designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets – for researchers, by researchers. The result is a scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant repository for data, with blazing fast download speeds,” Cohen and Lo explain.The focus on easily allowing sharing of large data sets differentiates Academic Torrents from similar open research initiatives such as the arXiv and the bioRxiv (previously).
AcademicTorrents allows researchers to upload datasets, articles and other research material. The site runs it own tracker and supports web-seeds as well, which guarantee that files are available at all times.
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