9-11 October 2018
Lisbon
Europe/Lisbon timezone

NeIC Dellingr: creating a Nordic Digital Marketplace of HPC, clouds and experts.

Not scheduled
15m
Lisbon

Lisbon

ISCTE, University of Lisbon
Demo Demos

Speaker

Ilja Livenson (Estonian Scientific Computing Infrastructure)

Description

The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) facilitates development and operation of high-quality e-Infrastructure solutions in areas of joint Nordic interest. To increase visibility and simplify access, NeIC Dellinger project has been working on establishing a cross-border marketplace of services provided by e-infrastructures: HPC farms, clouds and experts. The scope of the project includes clarifying procedures and requirements for establishing seamless access to services across borders. Dellingr project is also planning on delivering a prototype service implementing such procedures in a digital way -- a Digital Marketplace. The latter is aimed as a technical tool to be used by researchers, community managers and funders. Digital Marketplace is aimed to serve as a one-stop-shop for research communities and researchers for acquisition and management of resources. It offers tools for resource sharing across organizations and is intended to minimize bureaucracy related to usage of e-infrastructures by adopting common AAI policies and access protocols. Self-service also allows to easily connect research outcomes with related e-services. Self-service of a Digital Marketplace exposes services also for service providers to register and describe their offerings, whereas each research community can become a service provider. Central operating body composed of national e-infrastructure providers validates and approves entries before they become accessible to wider audience. The vision of Digital Marketplace includes offerings by R&D companies and public cloud providers as a natural fit into the ecosystem. Digital Marketplace aims at providing data and tools for sustainable e-infrastructure governance, allowing to build financial incentives for e-infrastructure to provide higher quality services to end-users. It also increases transparency of actual usage and value generation, which improves and speeds up decision making. Using Digital Marketplace for sharing of resources allows to have a real-time and historical overview of usage patterns by different communities. In particular, it becomes possible to see outlier e-services that could be either suspended (in case of underperforming) or learnt from (in case of better than average performance). The marketplace has integration with EOSC-hub and eInfraCentral catalogues on its roadmap to further facilitate implementation of EOSC. The goal is to provide a user-friendly and streamlined pipeline for Nordic researchers to expose their services to EOSC communities. At DI4R we plan to demonstrate a working prototype of the Nordic Digital Marketplace that is used for serving pilot customers in the Nordic countries.

Summary

The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) facilitates development and operation of high-quality e-Infrastructure solutions in areas of joint Nordic interest. To increase visibility and simplify access, NeIC Dellingr project has been working on establishing a cross-border marketplace of services provided by e-infrastructures: HPC, clouds and experts. Our demo will showcase a prototype service implementing procedures for establishing seamless access to services across borders -- a Digital Marketplace. The latter is aimed to become a goto tool for researchers, community managers and funders.

Type of abstract Demo

Primary author

Ilja Livenson (Estonian Scientific Computing Infrastructure)

Co-authors

Mr Anders Sjöström (Lund University) Mr Bjørn Lindi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Mr Brännvall Mathias (Uppsala University) Mr Ivar Koppel (University of Tartu) John White (NeIC Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration) Mr Juha Fagerholm (CSC) Mr Máni Maríus Viðarsson (University of Iceland) Mr Petri Nikunen (CSC.fi)

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