Building Capacity

Enlarging EOSC with a critical mass of computing and storage resources in such a way that resources can be seamlessly exploited via federation services.

Capacity Expansion refers to both enlarging EOSC with a critical mass of computing and storage resources, and fostering service integration in the EOSC, in such a way that those resources and services can be seamlessly exploited. Service integration in EOSC should be embraced by the infrastructure managers as a strategic commitment and must be based on a clear understanding and evaluation of the benefits and responsibilities of joining EOSC.

Infrastructure Hardware & Services associated

The EOSC Synergy Infrastructure integrates Capacities (HPC Computing Clusters, Storage Services and Repositories) from participating European Member States.

Details can be found in our Documentation pages, continuously updated using the GitHub Documentation tools.

The EOSC-Synergy Infrastructure brings together a set of different services. These services comprise:

  • Cloud Resources from the EGI Federated Cloud, based on OpenStack
  • External Storage Services
  • HPC Resources from HPC centres around Europe.

The services are all integrated with a common authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI). This enables using one common login to every service. EOSC-synergy builds on, and complements the EOSC-hub project activities by fostering the uptake of the EOSC core functions and horizontal services at national level.

Organisation of Users access to the Infrastructure

The EOSC-Synergy integrated infrastructure is distributed across multiple countries and different organisations. This makes it complex to organise the infrastructure itself. Even more complex is the organisation of access policies, quotas, and rights. The fundamentals of the user access organisation can be found on our User Access help pages.

Use the Infrastructure