Research Infrastructures and research collaborations

Research Infrastructures (RI) in the ESFRI roadmap and large research collaborations are an essential part of the EGI Community. They contribute to the EGI Federation with thematic services (for example, scientific portals and tools) and community cloud/storage and data services. RIs and research collaborations are also the largest adopters of EGI Services.

CLIC and ILC are two collaborations set up to explore what happens when electrons and positrons (which are antielectrons) collide at high-energy.

CLIC and ILC have used EGI High-Throughput Compute to simulate and reconstruct tens of millions of collision events during the design, testing and validation phases.

EGI Services: High-Throughput Compute

CLIC website | ILC website | Research story

The Belle II experiment brings together 700 scientists with the goal of analyse the data collected by the SuperKEKB accelerator in Japan.

The team is looking for new ways to understand the balance between matter and antimatter in our Universe.

EGI Services: High-Throughput Compute

Belle II’s website | Research story

The H.E.S.S. experiment is an array of telescopes built in Namibia to identify cosmic ray sources and investigate how these tiny particles accelerate and travel through space.

H.E.S.S. relies on High-Throughput Compute to run analysis pipelines and Monte Carlo simulations.

EGI Services: High-Throughput Compute

H.E.S.S.’ website | Research story

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is an international observatory for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy.

CTA relies on High-Throuthput Compute to analyse the scientific data captured by next generation, very high energy gamma-ray instruments.

EGI Services: High-Throughput Compute

CTA’s website | Research story

WLCG is a global collaboration, set up to distribute and store the ~30 Petabytes of data annually generated by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Most WLCG sites are also part of the EGI Federation, which means that WLCG is both a huge consumer and the biggest provider of EGI Services.

EGI Services: High-Throughput Compute | Online Storage | Data Transfer

WLCG’s website

The MoBrain collaboration was set up to lower barriers for scientists to simulate life science processes from micro to macro-scales. The work builds on EGI’s infrastructure providers and compute services, and on the existing expertise available within the WeNMR, INSTRUCT and NeuGrid4You research communities.

EGI Services: High-Throughput Compute | Cloud Compute

More information (EGI wiki) | MoBrain’s website

ELIXIR is a RI set up to support life science research and its translation to medicine, agriculture, bioindustries and society.

ELIXIR is integrating EGI cloud services and operational tools into their compute platform, and piloting scientific applications in the cloud.

EGI Services: Cloud Compute | Online Storage

More information (EGI wiki) | ELIXIR’s website

EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe.

EGI Services: High-Throughput Compute | Cloud Compute

More information (EGI wiki) | EPOS’s website

The LifeWatch RI is working with EGI to provide biodiversity researchers with access to data from different domains, analytical tools, virtual research environments and computational facilities.

EGI Services: High-Throughput Compute | Cloud Compute | Online Storage

More information (EGI wiki) | LifeWatch’s website