Service orientation to data and high-performance computing infrastructures

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04 August 2015 5994 reads

Venue: CNAM - Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, 292 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris

Participation is free of charge BUT SUBJECT TO on-line registration at Please select "e-Infrastructures & RDA for data intensive science 09:00 - 18:00" and choose "3 Service orientation to data and high-performance computing infrastructures", to be registered to attend this session.


The European Commission has identified the completion of the Digital Single Market (DSM) as one of its 10 political priorities   and much effort is being done in aligning strategies and initiatives along the DSM targets. This workshop is a contribution to the discussion on how to implement the DSM from the data and computing infrastructure perspective. With a strong focus on service orientation, the workshop brings together leading e-Infrastructure initiatives to discuss computing and data management trends and challenges, and present available and planned services to address these trends and challenges. The workshop also seeks to identify collaboration opportunities in the emerging digital single market, in particular in the context of the upcoming European research cloud which has been called for by the EC, and at global level between European stakeholders and leading initiatives in the US, Japan, and Australia.

Workshop coordinated by Damien Lecarpentier, Project Director, Research Infrastructures, CSC -IT Center for Science LTD. & EUDAT Project Director  @DamLecarpentier


Welcome, Augusto Burgueño Arjona , Head of e-Infrastructures Unit, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology - European Commission
A service orientation to High Performance & Distributed Computing (Part I) / Session I
HPC and high throughput computing as a service - Short keynote by Ed Seidel, Director
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (US)
Short presentations from leading European computing initiatives (5 minutes)
11:30—12:00 Coffee Break
A service orientation to High Performance & Distributed Computing (Part II) / Session II
Short presentations form leading computing initiatives outside Europe (5 minutes)
Data intensive science and data management challenges Panel moderated by Karim Chine, Cloud ERA LTD
13:30—14:30 Lunch
Virtualizing infrastructures for Data / Session III
 Data landscape, challenges and trends - Short keynote: Peter Wittenburg, Senior Advisor Data Systems, Max Planck Computing and Data Facility
Short presentations from leading data initiatives
Short Q/A (10mn)

Connecting sites, people and content / Session IV

•     GEANT Networking Technologies and ServicesJohn Chevers, GEANT Chief Business Development Officer, DANTE (UK)

•    AARC Building the European AAI Ecosystem – Licia Florio, AARC project coordinator, GEANT (NL)
•     THOR Technical and  Human Infrastructure for Open ResearchAdam Farquhar, THOR Project Coordinator, the British Library,  (UK)
16:00—16:30 Coffee Break


Data Commons Panel moderated by Jean-Claude Guédon, University of Montreal


Workshop wrap-up – Alan Blatecky