The SAGE project tasks itself with building a data centric infrastructure for handling extreme data in the Exascale/Exabyte era centred on a storage-oriented solution, ‘Percipient Storage’. SAGE will work with I/O Intensive codes and data centric applications that enable the derivation of scientific or business insights from very large data sets. SAGE incorporates cutting edge innovations in an ecosystem of critical supporting research into highly distributed storage platforms, data analytics frameworks, data management tools and programming models.

There are 8 fields of research shown diagrammatically below and described in the following pages.