Public funds costly for Aussie life sciences supercomputing plan?

This might be the cost of taking public funding for large computing projects--public scrutiny. Officials at the University of Melbourne seem to be in a tizzy over Victoria's auditor-general's critique of the $100 million Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative, which is under way with $50 million in state government financing. "...[T]the University cannot demonstrate that the initiative represents the most effective use of the $50 million provided by the state government," says the auditor's report, as quoted by Australia's IT News. Report

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