Paving the path towards the implementation of the EOSC ecosystem

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aims to be the Europe’s virtual environment for all researchers to store, manage, analyse and re-use data for research, innovation and educational purposes. INDIGO-DataCloud (INDIGO) and its two follow-up projects, Deep-HybridDataCloud (DEEP) and eXtreme-DataCloud (XDC) are considered to be part of the key contributors to the actual implementation of EOSC. Funded by the EC, the projects are aimed at developing cloud-oriented scalable technologies capable of operating at the unprecedented scale as required by the most demanding, data intensive, research experiments in Europe and Worldwide. Thanks to the service components developed by INDIGO, researchers in Europe are now using public and private cloud resources to […]

PULSAR: the first XDC software release is out

The eXtreme-DataCloud project is pleased to announce the general availability of its first public software release, codenamed Pulsar. The release notes can be found here. This release comes after an initial phase of requirement gathering which involved several European scientific collaborations in areas as diverse as life sciences, astrophysics, high-energy physics, photon science and clinical research. This resulted in the development of new or improved functionalities of a set of software components, some of them already available in the European Open Science Cloud ecosystem, addressing important topics like federation of storage resources, smart caching solutions, policy driven data management based on Quality of Service, data lifecycle management, metadata handling and […]