The Center for Big Data features a three-layer structure:

Layer 1: Big Data Repository

Goals: Share data and analysis results for community building

Tasks: Standardize, categorize, and benchmark datasets


Layer 2: Big Data Technological Infrastructure

Goals: Provide generic and special big-data enabling solutions

Tasks: Investigate, design, develop, implement, and test big data-oriented analytics, visualization, computing, networking, workflow, storage, and retrieval solutions


Layer 3: Big Data Applications

          Goals: Advances sciences in various domains

Tasks: Adapt, customize, and refine application-specific solutions