V1: Data distribution, visualisation, and cloud computing
Making the most out of scientific effort: the valorisation project
Both space-based experiments and seismology are facing the challenge of treating steadily increasing and complex data sets. The synergies between the François Arago Centre (FACe) within APC laboratory and both the Data Centre and the Data Analysis Centre (S-CAPAD) within IPGP, connected through a high speed network infrastructure, provides us with a unique data aware environment. It is also instrumental in terms of implementing new and innovative approaches for data integration and analysis for fully exploring the cornucopia of modern observations.
In the first two years, this project will focus on harmonizing the usage of the data centres for the different projects in order to allow an optimal usage of the resources. In addition, the different aspects of the computing needs will be investigated in view of their processing requirements. The outcome of this work will be a work plan, which processes shall be processed locally, on the computing farm of the FACe, on the heavy-duty computing environment at CC-IN2P3, and what processes can best be performed using the GRID infrastructure or in the cloud. At the end of this work task an efficient way will be provided in order to access the various resources, and a detailed advice will be given which resources are best used for the different tasks faced by IPGP Observatories, eLISA, LISA-Pathfinder, Euclid and other possible projects using the IPGP data centres and the FACe.