Services for the European Open Science Cloud

Webinar

The EGI Notebooks service: Support for analytics and big data visualisation in the cloud

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

The EGI Notebooks service is an environment based on Jupyter and the EGI cloud service that offers a browser-based, scalable tool for interactive data analysis. The notebooks environment provides users with notebooks where they can combine text, mathematics, computations and rich media output. The service, in production since late 2019, it is offered in two options:

  • Notebooks for researchers: 

    • EGI offers a basic instance of the Notebooks as an open service. Any researcher can access this automatically to write and play notebooks on limited capacity cloud servers.

  • Notebooks for communities: 

    • EGI offers customised Notebooks service to scientific communities. Such customised instances can be hosted on special hardware (for example with fat nodes and GPUs), can offer special libraries, data import/export and user authentication systems.

Introduction of the EGI Cloud Compute Service

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 14:00

The EGI Federated Cloud is a IaaS-type cloud, made of academic private clouds and virtualized resources and built around open standards. Its development is driven by requirements of the scientific community. The result is a new type of research e-infrastructure, based on the mature federated operations services that make EGI a reliable resource for science.

When using EGI Federated Cloud resources, researchers and research communities can count on:

  • Total control over deployed applications

  • Elastic resource consumption based on real need

  • Immediately processed workloads – no more waiting time

  • An extended e-Infrastructure across resource providers in Europe

  • Service performance scaled with elastic resource consumption

WeNMR - Structural biology in the cloud - 10 years of experience of using EGI services

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Structural biology deals with the characterization of the structural (atomic coordinates) and dynamic (fluctuation of atomic coordinates over time) properties of biological macromolecules and adducts thereof. Gaining insight into 3D structures of biomolecules is highly relevant with numerous applications in health and food sciences, with as current example unraveling the structural details of Sars-Cov2 in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 2010, the WeNMR project has implemented numerous web-based services to facilitate the use of advanced computational tools by researchers in the field, using the grid computational infrastructure provided by EGI. These services have been further developed in subsequent initiatives under the H2020 EGI-ENGAGE West-Life project and the BioExcel Center of Excellence for Biomolecular Computational Research. The WeNMR services are currently operating under the European Open Science Cloud with the H2020 EOSC-Hub project, with the HADDOCK portal sending >10 millions jobs and using ~2700 CPU years  per year. In this talk, Alexandre will summarize 10 years of successful use of e-infrastructure solutions to serve a large worldwide community of users (>16’000 to date), providing them with user-friendly, web-based solutions that allow to run complex workflows in structural biology. I will illustrate this with details of the HADDOCK service and how we could increase our capacity to serve COVID-related projects.

EGI Federation - Advanced Computing for Research

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

The EGI federation is the largest distributed computing infrastructure in the world, and brings together hundreds of data centres worldwide and also includes the largest community cloud federation in Europe with tends of cloud providers across most of the European countries offering IaaS cloud and storage services. The current federated resources represent altogether more than 350 Petabytes of online storage and 380 Petabytes of archival storage supported by approximately 1M Cores. EGI expanded the federation of its facilities with other non-European digital infrastructures in North America, South America, Africa-Arabia and the Asia-Pacific region, as such EGI fully realised the “Open to the World” vision. In order to interoperate at international level, EGI and its partners operate in the context of a lightweight collaboration framework defining rules of participations via a corpus of policies and technical guidelines.

EGI offering includes a federated IaaS cloud to run compute- or data-intensive tasks and host online services in virtual machines or docker containers on IT resources accessible via a uniform interface; high-throughput data analysis to run compute-intensive tasks for producing and analysing large datasets and store/retrieve research data efficiently across multiple service providers; federated operations to manage service access and operations from heterogeneous distributed infrastructures and integrate resources from multiple independent providers with technologies, processes and expertise offered by EGI; consultancy for user-driven innovation to assess research computing needs and provide tailored solutions for advanced computing.

The notion of a distributed infrastructure offering advanced resources and services for data-intensive processing in research and innovation has been part of the EGI mission and vision since the EGI design and implementation that started with the DataGrid project back in 2000 under the leadership of CERN. Distributed processing of data supported by a pan-European broadband network infrastructure, solutions for trust and identity management and the Grid middleware, have been the enablers of two Nobel prizes in Physics (2013 and 2017), and many more data-driven scientific discoveries in high energy physics, astronomy and astrophysics, health and medicine, and earth sciences resulting in more than 3,000 open access scientific publications enabled each year. In this webinar Gergely will provide an overview of EGI, the pan-european federation of national e-infrastructures and he will explain how EGI supports big data based Open Science and contributes to the implementation of the EOSC vision.

EOSC DIH Open Call - Webinar

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 15:30

Learn more about the EOSC DIH Open Call!

Are you a technology developer or technology adopter? Than the EOSC DIH Open Call is for you.

Agenda

1. EOSC-hub/EOSC-DIH overview
2. Review of EOSC DIH services
3. Presentation of the Open Call
4. Presentation of pilots and success stories
5. Q&A

REGISTER HERE!

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJErdeivrz8pTpV1AGzN3AXRiRZxnI2QPw

Train the trainer Webinar "FAIR data and services" for NI4OS project

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 14:00 to Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 15:30

The FAIR data principles are a set of guiding principles to make data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. The principles provide guidance for scientific data management and stewardship in order to facilitate open science, the approach to scientific progress based on sharing available knowledge using collaborative tools and digital technologies.

EOSC-hub AAI update @ the WP8 Task Leader meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30
  • Update about AAI 10' (Nikolas) - Slides
  • Early Adopter Programme (Intro of new pilots, 5' each by Nicolas Cazenave, Alessandro Costantini, Daan Broeder,  Giuseppe La Rocca, Björn Backeberg)
  • Update from each CC (task leaders, 5' each)
  • CC input required for Training Deliverable D11.2 (Gergely, 5')
  • EC Review feedback, timeline to update D8.1 (Gergely 10') - Version to update
  • Planning of activities for 2020 (Service onboarding; Testing plan; Outreach & training; Sustainability 10')
  • EOSC Symposium (Gergely 10')
  • AOB 

Open Science and Research Results Exploitation: friends or foes?

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 14:00

Have questions about Open Data, Open Science and research results exploitation? Join this OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub webinar that will cover Horizon 2020 rules and good practices approaches to addressing these issues in Consortium Agreements and Data Management Plans.

EOSC DIH Webinar - Business Internationalisation

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 11:14

EOSC-hub DIH delivered a webinar on business internationalisation by Tim Brown of F6S

The EOSC-hub Digital Innovation Hub: open data services for biomedicine and business

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:11

An increasingly important part of computational biomedicine workflows is the sharing, processing and publishing of datasets. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims to provide a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data. This webinar will introduce the EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), which provides the primary mechanism for private organisations (start-ups, SMEs, large industry) to engage with the EOSC. Industrial participation is a key part of the remit of Centres of Excellence, such as CompBioMed, therefore we will describe how the DIH can provide them with advanced compute, storage, and data management services alongside expertise and dedicated support. Concrete examples of what can be achieved will be presented from six business pilots running within the EOSC DIH. The webinar will conclude with a call for participation to extend engagement with other research communities with ties to industry, SMEs and other DIHs (regional, European).

The video is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvw5lqI_7go 

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