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Services enabling federated computing in EOSC

Services enabling federated computing in EOSC

EGI-ACE project delivers various services that ensure the efficient management of the EOSC Compute Platform as a federated environment. These enabling services include technical elements (Check-in, Configuration Database, Monitoring service, Usage Accounting system, and Helpdesk), as well as non-technical elements and coordination activities, such as an IT Management System, service security oversight, incident response team, and resource allocation team.

 

For providers, these services ensure a simplified and seamless integration into the Compute Platform and, therefore, with EOSC. For users, this provides a scalable resource allocation approach that considers local and European policies and the needs of national and international research communities. The project also develops a knowledge catalogue with best practices and training materials to help providers of the EOSC Compute Platform improve energy efficiency at data centres. 






EGI-ACE KER 2

Value for Users

  • A simplified landscape of protocols and tools to get information about and to interact with compute services in EOSC
  • A scalable resource allocation approach that considers local and European policies and the needs of national and international research communities

Value for Providers

  • The result enables standardised ‘access to market’ mechanism to service providers with built-in mechanisms to ensure fairness across the group of providers.
  • Simplified order handling and customer relationship management (because of the first-line CRM team that pre-analyses and brokers orders to best-fitting providers because of the shepherd who liaises with the use cases).
  • Being part of a computing community that advises each other on topics of shared interest (e.g. containers, green computing).
  • Working with like-minded compute centres on harmonised policies, protocols, and approaches for service operation, architecture and funding.

Supporting project

EGI-ACE