Jun 19 – 23, 2023
Novotel Poznań Centrum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone


The computing and data continuum in Europe: state of the art and the user community perspective

Jun 21, 2023, 9:00 AM
Novotel Poznań Centrum

Novotel Poznań Centrum

pl. Andersa 1 61-894 Poznań Poland


The amount of data gathered, shared and processed in frontier research is set to increase steeply in the coming decade, leading to unprecedented data processing, simulation and analysis needs. Research communities are preparing to launch new instruments that require data and compute infrastructures several orders of magnitude larger than what is currently available and entering in the Exascale era. To meet these requirements, new data-intensive architectures, heterogeneous resource federation models, and IT frameworks will be needed, including large-scale compute and storage capacity to be procured and made accessible at the pan-European level. Additionally, the emergence of high-end Exascale HPC and Quantum computing systems provides new opportunities for accelerating discoveries and complementing the capabilities of existing research HTC and Cloud facilities. Addressing key questions around scalability, performance, energy efficiency, portability, interoperability and cybersecurity is crucial to ensuring the successful integration of these heterogeneous systems. 


Understand the needs of data-intensive scientific collaborations to have access to a European Exabyte-scale research data federation and compute continuum.
Learn about existing initiatives, the current state of the art and open challenges
Understand how research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures can jointly address common research and innovation needs

Convenor: Tiziana Ferrari, EGI Foundation

10‘ Welcome to session by the convenor - T. Ferrari, EGI Foundation

30’ The Destination Earth initiative, Thomas Geenen, ECMWF

40’ Panel: Requirements and state of the art for data, HTC, HPC and Cloud federation in Europe

Thomas Geenen, Technology Partnership Lead at ECMWF
Maria Girone, CERN openlab Head and CERN-IT EC projects Lead
Luciano Gaido, Director of Technology at INFN
Andrej Filipcic, IIS
Andrea Manzi, Data Solutions Manager at EGI Foundation
5’ Concluding remarks

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