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1 Oxford University e-Science Centre 1 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 GridPP7 e-Science at Oxford Prof. Paul Jeffreys Director OUCS Director Oxford e-Science Centre

2 Oxford University e-Science Centre 2 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Talk Summary Core Programme Overview –SR2000 e-Science allocation and programme –SR2002 allocation and Core Programme priorities Oxford e-Science Centre –Objectives –Status –Projects Overview Oxford e-Science Vision –IBM Strategic Relationship Next Steps Particle Physics at Oxford –Applications –Interdisciplinary directions Summary

3 Oxford University e-Science Centre 3 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 £80m Collaborative projects E-Science Steering Committee DG Research Councils Director Directors Management Role Directors Awareness and Co-ordination Role Generic Challenges EPSRC (£15m), DTI (£15m) Industrial Collaboration (£40m) Academic Application Support Programme Research Councils (£74m), DTI (£5m) PPARC (£26m) BBSRC (£8m) MRC (£8m) NERC (£7m) ESRC (£3m) EPSRC (£17m) CLRC (£5m) Grid TAG SR2000 e-Science Allocation

4 Oxford University e-Science Centre 4 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Core Funding Breakdown (CP1) 1.Grid Centres£7.0M + £11.5M + £11.0M 2.Grid Middleware £2.5M£2.5M + £2.5M 3.Grid IRC Projects£3.0M£1.0M + £4.0M 4.Grid Support £2.0M 5.International£1.0M 6.GNT£1.5M£1.5M£1.5M 7.Demonstrators £0.5M 8.Pilots£1.0M£8.0M ______ ______ ______ £15M + £20M + £27M OST DTI Industry

5 Oxford University e-Science Centre 5 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 UK Grid Network Cambridge Newcastle Edinburgh Oxford Glasgow Manchester Cardiff Soton London Belfast DL RAL Hinxton £ 470k to pass go £1m pot – matched by industry Six new CoE

6 Oxford University e-Science Centre 6 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 SR2002 OST e-Science Funding Total for e-Science from Spending Review(s):- £M 2001/22002/3 2003/4 2004/5 2005/6 TOTAL MRC BBSRC NERC EPSRC Of which:- HPC CP PPARC ESRC CLRC TOT

7 Oxford University e-Science Centre 7 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Core Programme – phase 2 (CP2) Overall framework defined:- –Six key activities: UK e-Science Grid/centres and e-Science institute GSC and network monitoring Core middleware engineering National data curation centre e-Science exemplars/new opportunities, eg e-commerce Outreach and international involvement –Proposed: Continuation of e-Science Centres Continuation of e-Science Institute Additional support for e-Science Centres of Excellence Grid Support Centre Industrial dimension to GSC Network Monitoring

8 Oxford University e-Science Centre 8 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Future focus in CP2 In the next 5 years the e-Science projects will produce more scientific data than has been collected in the whole of human history –Must research and develop curation of data –Data Curation call from JISC (OII) e-Science Exemplars: –CP2 should catalyse e-Science/Grid activity in some strategic areas with other agencies: e-Learning e-Health (eg Tissue Bank) e-Media e-Emergency e-Commerce Outreach and international activities

9 Oxford University e-Science Centre 9 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 OeSC Objectives Establish Oxford as regional centre on national Grid –Thereby establish Grid connections for our researchers –Make our resources available on the Grid (part of the deal!) –Aim.. to become Centre of Excellence Support groups throughout University undertaking national and international e-Science projects (and other Grid activities), and link with companies –Provide physical infrastructure –Provide support infrastructure:- registration, certificate authorisation, training, documentation, security, services –Share development, coordinate and optimise across projects –Disseminate Commission intranet Grid –Share resources across university

10 Oxford University e-Science Centre 10 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Oxford e-Science Centre Status Exciting and high profile activity –Underpins world leading scientific research –Interdisciplinary – with Life Sciences focus –Key player in the UK core programme national Grid Arguably most advanced heterogeneous Grid in the world –Embraces computer science and computer services Emphasis: software engineering, requirements, training and deployment Attracted more funding than any other regional centre –Sum of external investments so far c. £17M Leading set of applications under development: –e-DiaMoND –NCTR Tissue Bank Bioinformatics hub –Integrative Biology

11 Oxford University e-Science Centre 11 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003

12 Oxford University e-Science Centre 12 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Increasing use of OeSC Web page

13 Oxford University e-Science Centre 13 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Oxford Grid Projects SR2000 Research Council: –EPSRC – three successful –BBSRC – two successful –NERC – one successful –PPARC – see later –MRC – partial success –DataGrid/Core – two successful Centre Projects –Two successful bids to Open Call –Four successful bids

14 Oxford University e-Science Centre 14 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 e-Diamond Project Leader: Mike Brady Industrial Partners: IBM, Mirada To develop a national database of mammographic images that can be accessed by radiologists to improve diagnosis and education Flagship Project for Oxford, UK e-Science programme Press Release in October 2002 went round the world!

15 Oxford University e-Science Centre 15 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Digital Mammography Example to fire the imagination –1.5 million screenings, 20% films lost, 80% false positive rate –40% increase; radiographer rather than radiologist –-> need to develop standardised mammograms in federated database –Enables findonelikeit with clinical history –Principle generic

16 Oxford University e-Science Centre 16 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Exciting new CP2 OeSC Projects Tissue Bank (David Kerr et al.) –National Translational Cancer Research Network (NTRAC: to create a National Cancer Tissue Resource –Critical component; a bioinformatics hub – in close collaboration with IBM Ethnographic Requirements Analysis for e-Science (Steve Woolgar et al.) –To identify the human and social conditions most conducive to the successful development and implementation of e-Science –Submitted to ESRC via C.P. Integrative Biology –Imaginative bid to EPSRC Pilot e-Science project call –Integrate: genome protein cells tissues organs –Connect:- databases, capacity computing, complexity computing

17 Oxford University e-Science Centre 17 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Oxford e-Science Vision e-Science amounts to a new discipline Requires a special blend of expertise and resources Facilitates world leading research, new opportunities for deployment, exciting partnerships –Government priority Application projects -> Oxford needs commercial partner –University: academic research and scientific vision –IBM: expertise in industrial research and development options for deployment and exploitation Working in partnership: –IBM –CCLRC, GridPP –OII, Begbroke, …

18 Oxford University e-Science Centre 18 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Next steps in Oxford Blended within University: OeSC, OSC, SEP and DTC Set of skills completed - through partnership with IBM Creating SRIF2 funded Interdisciplinary e-Science Centre –Location from which the University can: Respond quickly to new research opportunities Develop and coordinate cross-divisional e-Science activities –Centre will provide: Physical location for emerging partnerships Centre for research training across disciplines Advice and guidance to researchers throughout the University Point of contact for national and international activities –Need academic posts, but difficult -- outside Divisional structure Keen to build close connections with GridPP from the start

19 Oxford University e-Science Centre 19 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Interdisciplinary e-Science Centre Very exciting opportunity Unique – certainly in the UK The Future of Higher Education, states that the Government will –encourage the formation of consortia, provide extra funding for research in larger, better managed research units, and develop criteria to judge the strength of collaborative work Particle Physics connections built into case (to SRIF2) –Collaborate closely with Southern Tier2 –Machine room –Shared management of machines

20 Oxford University e-Science Centre 20 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Particle Physics at Oxford A growing team –2 lecturers (one "full time" started 2 June) –3 postdocs, 2 e-Science students –central IT staff –e-Science Centre collaboration –share of central supercomputer + JIF (40 CPU's, 10 TB disk) Adding in near future –GridPP Southern Tier 2 seed post –New Professor, bringing in additional lecturer + univ-funded RA –also Univ providing £200K (acquire 128 CPU's + 6 TB disk)

21 Oxford University e-Science Centre 21 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Particle Physics Applications Current Grid-related projects –Ganga (LHCb/ATLAS) - A. Soroko, I. McArthur Grid-aware user interface for physics analysis –Gaudi/POOL (LCG) - C. Cioffi user interface for physics analysis, data –SAM/Grid (CDF) - S. Stonjek, B.T. Huffman integrated data handling for running experiments D0 and CDF –Southern Tier 2 planning - J. Tseng, I. McArthur Tier 1 / Tier 2 / "Tier 4" (physicist) integration; e-Science Centre collaborations emphasized => focus on applications -> generic tools – parallels OeSC philosophy – shared direction with Southern Tier 2 collaborators

22 Oxford University e-Science Centre 22 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Possible Interdiscipl. Directions New lecturer and RA will focus especially on this area - – intention is to make lectureship joint with CLRC and generally to intensify and develop collaboration with RAL Develop generic tools from specific applications experience User interfaces –current application: Ganga/Gaudi –possible direction: Grid shells generic glue for Grid components stop relying on single source, single solution Distributed databases –applications: Gaudi/POOL/SAM(DAN) –possible directions: OGSA-DAI? Oracle 9? peer-to-peer? scalability tests, analysis Distributed resource brokering => Overall theme: eradicate single points of failure! <=

23 Oxford University e-Science Centre 23 PWJ/JT 2 July 2003 Summary SR2000/SR2002 investment in e-Science has been successful –UK Grid acknowledged as world leading (considerable envy!) –Many excellent pilots/applications OeSC has developed quickly –Well advanced, managerially and technically –Helping to lead the way to create a persistent, robust IT infrastructure for secure distributed use of resources –Good portfolio of projects Exciting developments in relationship between Oxford and IBM –In many ways the e-DiaMoND collaboration acts as a blueprint for future development/collaboration – for PP and in University Particle Physics Grid effort at Oxford growing –Similar focus to OeSC; interdisciplinary directions New Interdisciplinary e-Science Centre will enable momentum to build further

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