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Primeur weekly 2013-11-12

Special

e-Infrastructure Commons should connect the supercomputing, Big Data, networking and HPC islands in Europe ...

Big European research centres define road map to e-Infrastructure Commons ...

Bert's Bike measures Dutch cities' microclimates and other stories from the Dutch eScience conference ...

The Cloud

New publication: Developing Cloud Software - Algorithms, Applications, and Tools ...

Amazon Web Services deploys NVIDIA GRID GPUs ...

New computing model could lead to quicker advancements in medical research ...

Red Hat brings OpenShift Online Platform-as-a-Service to 14 new countries and expands gear size offerings for developers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.2.28 released to the public ...

EuroFlash

EUDAT and RDA/RDA Europe go to China ...

ESI releases a new version of ProCAST, the leading software solution for casting process simulation ...

SysFera to showcase strength in HPC management and remote visualization at Supercomputing Conference 13 ...

DLR takes new supercomputer into operation ...

New project "Execution Models for Energy-Efficient Computing Systems" has launched ...

Fortissimo project to issue open call for proposal submissions for HPC-Cloud-based application experiments ...

PRACE Summer of HPC Awards Excellence ...

Allinea DDT leaps ahead with support for NVIDIA CUDA 5.5 and CUDA on ARM ...

USFlash

Blue Waters and XSEDE sign collaborative agreement ...

Cray expands data management portfolio with new Tiered Adaptive Storage solution ...

Lustre file system version 2.5 released ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory selects DataDirect Networks' high-performance storage to support petascale collaboration among scientists & researchers ...

Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube earns high praise in next-generation supercomputer ...

Lawrence Livermore, Intel, and Cray produce Big Data machine to serve as catalyst for next-generation HPC clusters ...

SDSC's high-performance computing systems benefit San Diego-area companies ...

Kemal Ebcioglu named recipient of 2013 IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award ...

University of New Hampshire celebrates first-in-the-state supercomputing capabilities ...

Innodisk to debut 1M+ IOPS FlexiRemap technology at Supercomputing Conference 2013 ...

Suzuki accelerates the speed of vehicle design and innovation with DataDirect Networks high performance scale-out storage ...

DataCore Software's latest SANsymphony-V release magnifies the scope and sets the new standard for software-defined storage platforms ...

EUDAT and RDA/RDA Europe go to China


7 Nov 2013 Beijing - On the 22nd of October 2013, Leif Laaksonen (CSC), Herman Stehouwer (MPI) and Peter Wittenburg (MPI) participated in a CHAIN-REDS workshop in connection with the IEEE e-Science Conference in Beijing, and on the 23rd and 24th of October, they visited a number of first rate institutes in Beijing to present the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and RDA Europe, together with EUDAT.

The workshop on e-infrastructures for e-Science, which was organized by the CHAIN-REDS project in collaboration with Chinese partners, focused on Cloud services and repositories in Europe and China, and provided an excellent overview about this highly dynamic area of services.

In his keynote talk, Peter Wittenburg spoke about basic notions of data, the task of repositories - as currently being discussed within the RDA, and the landscape of data repositories in Europe. As part of this, Peter Wittenburg explained the list of common data services being offered by EUDAT and OpenAIRE. Leif Laaksonen and Herman Stehouwer presented the RDA and RDA Europe to a mixed audience of mainly European and Chinese experts. It was a great initiative from the CHAIN-REDS colleagues to bring together European and Chinese experts so they could interact on future developments.

During the two days following the workshop, Leif Laaksonen, Herman Stehouwer and Peter Wittenburg were invited to visit three important and outstanding institutes that are part of both the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). During these visits, Leif Laaksonen, Herman Stehouwer and Peter Wittenburg again presented the RDA and RDA Europe, along with EUDAT, and also listened to the scientific data and infrastructure challenges being dealt with in the Chinese academic landscape.

They also had the opportunity to visit three institutes with a very high reputation in China that are active in the areas of biodiversity and ecology, earth observation and nation-wide infrastructures for science. Leif Laaksonen, Herman Stehouwer and Peter Wittenburg were impressed by the quality of the scientific and infrastructure work being undertaken, since the integration of different data resources from a variety of centres across the whole country has obviously been realized in some areas to the benefit of science and society. MOST, as well as CAS, seem to have the power to convince their institutes to follow standards, which makes data sharing and integration a feasible task.

The meeting ended with agreements to keep in touch and interact about further collaboration possibilities at the level of the RDA - which is pushing boundaries in data sharing and interoperability by specifying APIs, protocols and registries, as well as at the level of EUDAT - which is working on building data infrastructures and implementing RDA specifications.

All the slides from the workshop are available at http://agenda.ct.infn.it/conferenceOtherViews.py?view=standard&confId=919 .
Source: Research Data Alliance Europe

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-11-12

Special

e-Infrastructure Commons should connect the supercomputing, Big Data, networking and HPC islands in Europe ...

Big European research centres define road map to e-Infrastructure Commons ...

Bert's Bike measures Dutch cities' microclimates and other stories from the Dutch eScience conference ...

The Cloud

New publication: Developing Cloud Software - Algorithms, Applications, and Tools ...

Amazon Web Services deploys NVIDIA GRID GPUs ...

New computing model could lead to quicker advancements in medical research ...

Red Hat brings OpenShift Online Platform-as-a-Service to 14 new countries and expands gear size offerings for developers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.2.28 released to the public ...

EuroFlash

EUDAT and RDA/RDA Europe go to China ...

ESI releases a new version of ProCAST, the leading software solution for casting process simulation ...

SysFera to showcase strength in HPC management and remote visualization at Supercomputing Conference 13 ...

DLR takes new supercomputer into operation ...

New project "Execution Models for Energy-Efficient Computing Systems" has launched ...

Fortissimo project to issue open call for proposal submissions for HPC-Cloud-based application experiments ...

PRACE Summer of HPC Awards Excellence ...

Allinea DDT leaps ahead with support for NVIDIA CUDA 5.5 and CUDA on ARM ...

USFlash

Blue Waters and XSEDE sign collaborative agreement ...

Cray expands data management portfolio with new Tiered Adaptive Storage solution ...

Lustre file system version 2.5 released ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory selects DataDirect Networks' high-performance storage to support petascale collaboration among scientists & researchers ...

Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube earns high praise in next-generation supercomputer ...

Lawrence Livermore, Intel, and Cray produce Big Data machine to serve as catalyst for next-generation HPC clusters ...

SDSC's high-performance computing systems benefit San Diego-area companies ...

Kemal Ebcioglu named recipient of 2013 IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award ...

University of New Hampshire celebrates first-in-the-state supercomputing capabilities ...

Innodisk to debut 1M+ IOPS FlexiRemap technology at Supercomputing Conference 2013 ...

Suzuki accelerates the speed of vehicle design and innovation with DataDirect Networks high performance scale-out storage ...

DataCore Software's latest SANsymphony-V release magnifies the scope and sets the new standard for software-defined storage platforms ...