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1 Research Infrastructures for e-Science Neil Geddes e-Science Director, STFC

2 Overview A European vision for the future European Research Area European Research Infrastructures European e-Infrastructure Networking and HPC EGI and NGI Rest of the World Summary and conclusions

3 Research Infrastructures and the European Research Area Lisbon 2000 – "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion, and respect for the environment by 2010 –Europe has a long tradition of excellence in research and innovation; –European teams continue to lead progress in many fields of science and technology; –However our centres of excellence often fail to reach critical mass in the absence of adequate networking and cooperation; –Need to bring resources together and build a research and innovation equivalent of the "common market".

4 European Research Area ERA –scientific research programmes integrating the EUs scientific resources. –concentrated on multi-national co-operation –medical, environmental, industrial and socio-economic research –European Research council, research Infrastructures... The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) –Launched in April 2002 –Commissioned 2004 to produce a forward look Roadmap –Brings together 27 MS, 5 AS, 1 EC member

5 ESFRI Roadmap European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructures –develop the scientific integration of Europe and strengthen its international outreach Roadmap – identifies new Research Infrastructure (RI) of pan-European interest corresponding to the long term needs of the European research communities, covering all scientific areas, regardless of possible location. Projects must be open access and genuinely Pan-European or Global –next 10 to 20 years – different degrees of maturity –supported by a relevant European partnership or intergovernmental research organisations. –enhancement of the European Research Area ESFRI European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures


7 Sweden + UK committed



10 Construction started International treaty signed Site selected Funded


12 E-Infrastructures Common ESFRI Issues –Access –Distributed activities –Data deluge Data processing Data management Data access –Lack of understanding Requirements Opportunities e-Infrastructure Reflection Group –Support the creation framework for electronic resources across Europe. Political, technological and administrative Cost effective, shared –Particular attention is directed towards grid computing, storage, and networking Supporting research HPC

13 E-IRG Roadmap 2005 and 2007 What is an e-Infrastructure? Networking Middleware Authentication and authorisation Resources –Supercomputers, grids, storage … Data handling Scientific collaboration Working together with industry




17 Networking: GEANT

18 HPC: PrACE Preparatory Phase: Principal Partners France Germany The Netherlands Spain UK General Partners Austria Finland Greece Italy Norway Poland Portugal Sweden Switzerland Additional General Partners Bulgaria Czech Republic Cyprus Ireland Serbia Turkey 3-5 systems PRACE Creation in early 2010 Interim Office in Lisbon Open competition for final Seat First machine likely to be German

19 Grid: EGI Office in Amsterdam (March) Information catalogs, AAA, Metadata/data catalogs, File replication, file transfer Job brokering Interfaces and portals...



22 Data:


24 Virtual Research Communities INFRA : Virtual Research Communities The main objective is to enable an ever increasing number of users from all science and engineering disciplines and beyond to access and effectively use e-Infrastructures in order to increase their participation in research of global relevance and/or to allow them to access and share facilities, instruments, software and data from wherever they are based [...] The deployment and further evolution of e-Infrastructures addressing the research infrastructures (and related scientific communities) of the ESFRI-roadmap is particularly encouraged. –Deployment of e-Infrastructures in scientific communities... –Deployment of new types of e-infrastructure services and tools... –Training in the use of advanced information and communication tools and virtual research environments in order to enable researchers to use e-Infrastructures. –Addressing human, social and economic factors influencing the creation of sustainable virtual research communities as well as the take up/maintenance of e-Infrastructure services by communities.

25 Enabling Grids for E-sciencE EGEE-III INFSO-RI Proposed next steps Use these contacts to build matrix for technical requirements & organisational aspects Bob Jones - EGEE09 25 requirementCLARINDARIAH/ CESSDA EISCAT3DEPOSLIFEWATCHELIXIRXFELCTAFAIRSKA Single sign-on Persistent storage Global workflows Virt Org stds

26 UK e - Infrastructure LHC ISIS TS2 HPCx+ HECtoR Users get common access, tools, information, Nationally supported services, through NGS Integrated internationally VRE, VLE, IE Regional and Campus grids Community Grids HEIs

27 Bob Jones - EGEE09 Collaborating e-Infrastructures CNGrid

28 Summary European Research Area driven by societal needs and world leading research ICT infrastructure services fully integrated and central to enabling full exploitation and benefits from ERA infrastructures Standards based coordination and integration essential to supporting the required multi and inter-disciplinary challenges of the 21 st century –Data, PrACE, EGI, NGIs, GEANT...

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