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Primeur weekly 2018-11-26

Focus

European Open Science Cloud catalogue for HPC: more animation than information ...

Exascale supercomputing

Bringing European parallel programming technology to the Exascale era ...

Berkeley Lab and Oak Ridge National Lab share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize ...

Portugal supports Spanish application for pre-exascale EuroHPC supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Spotting nature's own evolution of quantum tricks could transform quantum technology ...

Quantum artificial life created on the cloud ...

Quantum Machines raises $5.5 million to develop next generation of systems for quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center provides services to European Open Science Cloud portal ...

European Open Science Cloud Portal is now up and running ...

Atos was chosen to deliver Finland’s next supercomputer ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing sponsors Research Paper Award at ISC19 - Call for Papers is open ...

Middleware

Astronomy and particle physics combine forces for European Open Science Cloud ...

Hardware

Meet Michael, the supercomputer designed to accelerate UK research for EV batteries ...

Atos supports Indian government in its National Supercomputing Mission ...

LINE Corporation collaborates with Mellanox and Cumulus Networks to power advanced messaging platform ...

Dell EMC gains high performance computing momentum and expands portfolio ...

DOE machines dominate record-breaking SC18 ...

Supermicro extends industry-leading portfolio of NVIDIA GPU servers with new systems at GTC China ...

NVIDIA Turing T4 Cloud GPU adoption accelerates ...

Applications

Encouraging prospects for moon hunters ...

INCITE grants awarded to 62 computational research projects ...

NCSA's Student Cluster Competition team places third at SC18 ...

Call for HPC for Energy Innovation proposals ...

NVIDIA HGX-2 GPU-accelerated platform gains broad adoption ...

Astronomy and particle physics combine forces for European Open Science Cloud


The Physical Science ESFRI projects in astronomy, astroparticle and particle physics that form the focus of the ESCAPE cluster (from left to right and top to down): ELT, CTA, FAIR, KM3NeT, SKA, HL-LHC, EST.
20 Nov 2018 Amsterdam - Through combining the experimental investigations from the largest-scale astronomical structures to the most fundamental particles, the partners in the ESCAPE project together will open new paths towards the understanding of the Universe. ESCAPE stands for European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures.

The first quarter of 2019 sees the launch of this exciting European project, that answers the European Open Science Cloud ambition in bringing people, data, services, training, publications, projects, and organisations together in an integrated and federated environment. It is one out of the 5 successfully retained INFRA-EOSC-04-2018 Cluster projects, which the European Commission supports with 16 million euro to boost the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Multi-messenger astronomy and accelerator-driven particle physics are two pillars of the ESCAPE project. Through the combination of the experimental investigations of the two extremes, from the largest-scale structures in the observable Universe to the most fundamental particles, the astronomy-related projects and the accelerator-based particle physics facilities will open together new paths towards the understanding of the Universe.

A deluge of data is expected in the next years by the next generation facilities prioritised in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), and other world-class projects. This 16 million euro funding boost will help Europe's world-leading research infrastructures work together to find common solutions to their data challenges, their data interoperability, their data access and to accentuate the openness of fundamental science research to the full international community, from professionals to the public.

As project partner, SURFsara will play a role in the management of data that is stored on geographically distributed infrastructure: "Data Lake Orchestration Service".

The ESCAPE project is led by the IN2P3, the national institute of nuclear and particle physics within CNRS, the French public research organisation, with a consortium of 31 partners including 27 European partner institutions, 2 pan-European research organisations, and 2 SMEs.

Dr. Giovanni Lamanna, director of the IN2P3 laboratory LAPP - Laboratoire d'Annecy de Physique des Particules - and Principal Investigator of the ESCAPE project, highlighted that: "To address the critical questions of open science and long-term reuse of data for science and for innovation, it is important to put together a cluster of ESFRI projects and pan-European international research organisations that share aligned challenges of data-driven research, have demonstrated capabilities in addressing various stages of data workflow and conduct fundamental research through complementary approaches. It is the first time that many of the greatest European scientific facilities in physics and astronomy have combined forces to make their data and software interoperable and open, committing to make the European Science Cloud a reality. This is an important milestone for European scientific research. The name ESCAPE was chosen because our cluster aims to let data and research fly out from confinement."

European Open Science Cloud is a Cloud for research data in Europe allowing for universal access to data; a single online platform where all European researchers will be able to find, access and re-use data produced by other scientists, and deposit, analyse and share data they have been paid to produce.

EOSC will help increase recognition of data intensive research and data science. Its architecture is developed as a data infrastructure commons serving the needs of scientists, providing both common functions and localised services delegated to community level. EOSC will federate existing resources across national data centres, European e-infrastructures and research infrastructures by gradually opening up its user base to the public sector and industry.
Source: SURF

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-11-26

Focus

European Open Science Cloud catalogue for HPC: more animation than information ...

Exascale supercomputing

Bringing European parallel programming technology to the Exascale era ...

Berkeley Lab and Oak Ridge National Lab share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize ...

Portugal supports Spanish application for pre-exascale EuroHPC supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

Spotting nature's own evolution of quantum tricks could transform quantum technology ...

Quantum artificial life created on the cloud ...

Quantum Machines raises $5.5 million to develop next generation of systems for quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center provides services to European Open Science Cloud portal ...

European Open Science Cloud Portal is now up and running ...

Atos was chosen to deliver Finland’s next supercomputer ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing sponsors Research Paper Award at ISC19 - Call for Papers is open ...

Middleware

Astronomy and particle physics combine forces for European Open Science Cloud ...

Hardware

Meet Michael, the supercomputer designed to accelerate UK research for EV batteries ...

Atos supports Indian government in its National Supercomputing Mission ...

LINE Corporation collaborates with Mellanox and Cumulus Networks to power advanced messaging platform ...

Dell EMC gains high performance computing momentum and expands portfolio ...

DOE machines dominate record-breaking SC18 ...

Supermicro extends industry-leading portfolio of NVIDIA GPU servers with new systems at GTC China ...

NVIDIA Turing T4 Cloud GPU adoption accelerates ...

Applications

Encouraging prospects for moon hunters ...

INCITE grants awarded to 62 computational research projects ...

NCSA's Student Cluster Competition team places third at SC18 ...

Call for HPC for Energy Innovation proposals ...

NVIDIA HGX-2 GPU-accelerated platform gains broad adoption ...