[open-science] PRACE and Big Data/Open Data

Michael Banck mbanck at debian.org
Mon Oct 21 10:55:58 UTC 2013


this has probably circulated elsewhere, I got it through the LRZ RSS


"The SSC [PRACE Scientific Steering Committee] invites Expressions of
Interest for data services connected to large-scale computational
projects, in order to better understand the level of demand, the
scientific justification for such data services and the best way to
structure these data services. The focus of the EoI is solely on data
services that need to be tightly coupled to a PRACE computing system.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted to eoi-bigdata at prace-ri.eu
before 15 November 2013. The submissions should not exceed two pages
(11pt Times New Roman, 1.5 cm margins) and should address the following

1. The scientific justification and why the handling of data must be
closely integrated with the PRACE computing services.

2. Expected amount of data and time-frame for which the data must be
accessible (both real-time and archived) at the PRACE computing
resource, and expected computing resources needed for the analysis.

3. How the data will be managed and used.

4. Whether the data should/should not be open to the wider scientific
community and how scientific access and accessibility/usability will be

5. The transfer of data to/from the PRACE resource."

This appears to be mostly directed at current PRACE projects, but if
somebody from the open-science community is affiliated with one (or you
know somebody who is), addressing this (especially point 4) might be


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