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1 National e-Science Centre Glasgow e-Science Hub Opening: Remarks NeSCs Role Prof. Malcolm Atkinson Director 17 th September 2003

2 Global Drivers of e-Science Collaboration Data Deluge Digital Technology Ubiquity Cost reduction Performance increase Consequential Investment UK e-Science £240 million + 80 companies EU e-Infrastructure USA cyberinfrastructure …

3 Three-way Alliance Computing Science Systems, Notations & Formal Foundation Process & Trust Theory Models & Simulations Shared Data Experiment & Advanced Data Collection Shared Data Multi-national, Multi-discipline, Computer-enabled Consortia, Cultures & Societies Requires Much Engineering, Much Innovation Changes Culture, New Mores, New Behaviours New Opportunities, New Results, New Rewards

4 Global Knowledge Communities Often Driven by Data: E.g., Astronomy No. & sizes of data sets as of mid-2002, grouped by wavelength 12 waveband coverage of large areas of the sky Total about 200 TB data Doubling every 12 months Largest catalogues near 1B objects Data and images courtesy Alex Szalay, John Hopkins

5 Foundation for e-Science sensor nets Shared data archives computers software colleagues instruments Grid e-Science methodologies will rapidly transform science, engineering, medicine and business driven by exponential growth (×1000/decade) enabling a whole-system approach Diagram derived from Ian Fosters slide

6 Cambridge Newcastle Edinburgh Oxford Glasgow Manchester Cardiff Southampton London Belfast Daresbury Lab RAL Hinxton NeSC in the UK National e- Science Centre HPC(x) Directors Forum Helped build a community Engineering Task Force Grid Support Centre Architecture Task Force UK Adoption of OGSA OGSA Grid Market Workflow Management Database Task Force OGSA-DAI GGF DAIS-WG GridNet e-Storm Globus Alliance

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8 Current Activities e-Science Institute Visitor Programme Event Programme Web Site NeSC Core Programme & Research Projects Setting up training team: eSCP+PPARC+EGEE Bidding Digital Curation Centre Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute NextGrid Collaboration with MRC, BBSRC, … bids

9 Data Access, Integration, Publication, Annotation and Curation Linguistic Corpora ArkDB Advanced e-Science edikt Mouse Atlas Repositories OGSA-DAI & DAIT DCC Proposal ODD-Genes Mobile Code Scientific Data CS Research GTI BRIDGES Super COSMOS AstroGrid ScotGrid GridPP QCDGrid Applications PGPGrid FirstDIG MS.NET Grid

10 NeSC Mission To stimulate and sustain the development of e-Science in the UK, to contribute significantly to its international development and to ensure that its techniques are rapidly propagated to commerce and industry. To identify and support e-Science projects within and between institutions in Scotland, and to provide the appropriate technical infrastructure and support in order to ensure rapid uptake of e-Science techniques by Scottish scientists. To encourage the interaction and bi-directional flow of ideas between computing science research and e-Science applications To develop advances in scientific data curation and analysis and to be a primary source of top quality systems and repositories that enable management, sharing and best use.

11 Goal To have influence What are researchers doing because of us? What are developers doing because of us? What is industry doing because of us? What are educators doing because of us? What are governments doing because of us?

12 Thank You To the University of Glasgow for its substantial investment in and commitment to e-Science


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