The 2020 edition of the EGI conference will take place virtually, from the 2nd until the 4th of November. This year's theme will be “Federated infrastructures for connected communities”, aiming to bring together science, computing, and (international) collaboration through a diverse and interactive programme. The conference programme focuses on a variety of topics that relate most to the EGI community, including the following:
- Novel technical solutions: Existing and emerging use cases and solutions for Big Data, HTC, HPC, Accelerated Computing integration
- Machine Learning, AI Platforms: Distributed Ml, AI and data analytics in a federated environment
- Hybrid multi-clouds and cloud federations: Cloud federation use cases, business models, architectures and reference implementations for science, e-Government and industry; federated service management approaches at local, national and international level
- Research Community success stories through the EGI Federation: Success stories on how scientific excellence has been enabled through the federation of national, regional and international e-Infrastructures and in particular the EGI Federation
- Federated Access Services for distributed digital infrastructures: Emerging requirements, technical solutions and policies needed to enable federated authentication, authorization, accounting, monitoring, and discoverability of data, software, applications and all research outputs for open science
- Frontiers in scientific computing in Natural Sciences, Health and Medicine, Engineering and Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities: Future directions in technology, infrastructure provisioning and collaboration for exabyte-scale computing in all scientific disciplines, Open Science, Data analytics platforms and virtual research environments for integrated data-compute services
ARCHIVER will be showcased in three presentations:
- ARCHIVER overview and results of the design phase: Jakub Urban, from CERN, will introduce the project and the five consortia which were selected for the Design Phase. The Early Adopters programme will also be presented and the selected consortia’ architectures will be briefly shown during the presentation.
- Cloud benchmarking and validation test suite (Demonstration): the presentation will focus on ARCHIVER and how it is linked to the HNSciCloud project which developed a hybrid cloud linking commercial cloud service providers and research organisations in-house resources via the GÉANT network.
- Next-gen research data management, archiving and digital preservation: T-Systems team will share selected results of the Design Phase work and raise interest in future services and/or early adopters of ARCHIVER.
You can find more information here and the full agenda here.