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eXtreme DataCloud

Objective

The eXtreme DataCloud (XDC) project will develop scalable technologies for federating storage resources and managing data in highly distributed computing environments. The services provided will be capable of operating at the unprecedented scale required by the most demanding, data intensive, research experiments in Europe and Worldwide. XDC will be based on existing tools (TRL8+) that the project will enrich with new functionalities and plugins already available as prototypes (TRL6). The targeted platforms are the current and next generation e-Infrastructures deployed in Europe, such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI), the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) and the computing infrastructures that will be funded by the upcoming H2020 EINFRA-12 call. The main high-level topics addressed by the project include: federation of storage resources with standard protocols, smart caching solutions, policy driven data management based on Quality of Service, data lifecycle management, metadata handling and manipulation, data preprocessing and encryption during ingestion, optimized data management based on access patterns. All the developments will be driven and tested against real life use cases provided by the consortium partners representing research communities belonging to a variety of scientific domains: Life Science, Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, Photon Science and Clinical Research. The XDC software will be released as Open Source platforms available for general exploitation.

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 583 000

Participants (7)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 287 875
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 875
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 550 500
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 345 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 580 000
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECRIN EUROPEAN CLINICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK
France
EU contribution
€ 179 750
Address
5 Rue Watt
75013 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING EGI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 147 000
Address
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Other