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Primeur weekly 2013-09-30

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part I ...

The Cloud

VEP 2.1 is now available ...

Cloud-for-Europe gears up for the future ...

Cloud computing must tackle the security challenge ...

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre ...

Oracle announces roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

IBM announces US $17 million investment in new Cloud data centre ...

HP Enterprise Services launches new Cloud-based Analytics as a Service based on HP’s Big Data analytics platform ...

EuroFlash

Bull and Sinequa announce unmatched performance on bullion servers, enabling new real time Big Data experience ...

ADVA Optical Networking shows first SDN-automated end-to-end provisioning for dispersed data centres ...

European Landscape Study of Research Data Management ...

HPC Midlands and Bull lead the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry ...

Domain walls as new information storage medium ...

Counting on neodymium ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems selected by CoinTerra to partner for liquid cooling solutions ...

Agilent Technologies accelerates smartphone and defense simulations by a factor of 64 ...

University of Utah's Christopher Johnson, leader in scientific visualization and computing, will receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

LSU researchers receive $4 million NSF grant for new supercomputing cluster ...

Convey Computer launches hybrid-core Memcached appliance - speeds performance, reduces cost of ownership ...

Terascala advances its vision of optimizing high-performance computing work flows for faster time to results ...

Teradata named in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 4th consecutive year ...

Clot busting simulations test potential stroke treatment ...

Supercomputers help solve a 50-year homework assignment ...

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre


ESA
18 Sep 2013 London - As part of its mission to support the scientific community and encourage better use of satellite data to monitor and track our planet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is developing a SuperSites Exploitation Platform (SSEP) on Interoute Virtual Data Centre. This new platform aims to enable the analysis and interpretation of large volumes of satellite data in order to better understand the processes causing geohazards such as earthquakes and volcanic activity.

The ESA SuperSites Exploitation Platform has been developed in collaboration with Interoute and allows on demand processing of satellite data through Interoute Virtual Data Centre. Providing access initially to 13TB of data encompassing 50,000 radar scenes from ESA, users of SSEP can choose from a number of algorithms to process the data. The platform also includes a Cloud toolbox, which offers virtual desktop resources configured with appropriate software and licenses to analyse and process the data.

To develop this new innovation ESA used ICT technology to transform the way its satellite data is used, processed and distributed, creating a platform that encourages collaboration using e-Infrastructures such as Cloud technology. e-Infrastructures provide the ICT-based infrastructures and services needed to empower the scientific community with easy and controlled on-line access to facilities, resources and collaboration tools. This enables instant access to data and remote instruments, the set-up of virtual research communities and fosters the emergence of e-Science; new working methods based on the shared use of ICT tools and resources across different disciplines and technology domains. This development required the capability to procure, provision and deploy secure Cloud-based ICT infrastructure, making on demand scalable processing and storage of large data volumes faster for users who are distributed around the world.

Jordi Farres, EOP Service Support & Ground Segment Technology Office at ESA, commented: "This platform will provide authorised users with simple access tools to view and retrieve data from multiple archives, to place their tasking requests, to fetch data, and to report results back to data providers; which will make a larger pool of data available to scientific data users. The SSEP model complements the legacy model where data was shipped out and processed at a user's premises. Collaboration with Interoute and other industrial partners has made this significant step forward possible."

Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute, stated: "Combining Interoute Virtual Data Centre with the European Space Agency's e-Infrastructure brings all the advantages of Cloud, huge scalability and unparalleled connectivity, to the innovative ESA SuperSites Exploitation Platform. With this collaboration and through the Cloud Interoute is helping ESA track tomorrow."
Source: Interoute

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-09-30

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part I ...

The Cloud

VEP 2.1 is now available ...

Cloud-for-Europe gears up for the future ...

Cloud computing must tackle the security challenge ...

European Space Agency delivers its SuperSites Exploitation Platform on Interoute Virtual Data Centre ...

Oracle announces roadmap for Nimbula Director and OpenStack API integration with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ...

IBM announces US $17 million investment in new Cloud data centre ...

HP Enterprise Services launches new Cloud-based Analytics as a Service based on HP’s Big Data analytics platform ...

EuroFlash

Bull and Sinequa announce unmatched performance on bullion servers, enabling new real time Big Data experience ...

ADVA Optical Networking shows first SDN-automated end-to-end provisioning for dispersed data centres ...

European Landscape Study of Research Data Management ...

HPC Midlands and Bull lead the way in making supercomputing accessible to industry ...

Domain walls as new information storage medium ...

Counting on neodymium ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems selected by CoinTerra to partner for liquid cooling solutions ...

Agilent Technologies accelerates smartphone and defense simulations by a factor of 64 ...

University of Utah's Christopher Johnson, leader in scientific visualization and computing, will receive 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award ...

LSU researchers receive $4 million NSF grant for new supercomputing cluster ...

Convey Computer launches hybrid-core Memcached appliance - speeds performance, reduces cost of ownership ...

Terascala advances its vision of optimizing high-performance computing work flows for faster time to results ...

Teradata named in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 4th consecutive year ...

Clot busting simulations test potential stroke treatment ...

Supercomputers help solve a 50-year homework assignment ...