November 30, 2021 to December 1, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Scientific Program

EIB Charge

The mandate of the e-Infrastructure board is to design, create and operate an evolving, efficient and functional e-infrastructure environment at a reasonable cost for the collaboration. Initially the focus will be the development of a Computing Model for the ET.

  • Prepare a plan of the studies and activities that need to be undertaken for the development of the ET computing.
  • Propose a computing model and its updates to the collaboration.

The computing model, in its final version, should include:

  • The overall architecture of the e-Infrastructure, either as a single integrated system or as a few separate systems (e.g. instrument control and DAQ, low-latency, and offline)
  • A documented way of evaluating the required computing power and storage space from the evolving scientific program of the collaboration
  • Estimates of the involved costs and growth timelines
  • A description of the data flows, with estimates for the needed network performances
  • A description of the User Experience and workflows for relevant activities
  • A description of the tools chosen to provide all the required functionalities (foundation libraries, frameworks, middleware,...)
  • Separate “Work Breakdown Structure” and “Implementation Plan” documents

  • Liaise with the existing shared national and international e-infrastructures (EGI, WLCG, EOSC,...) and with other large scale computing endeavours like the ones by LHC and SKA.

  • Track the technology evolution to adapt the computing model and its implementation to exploit new available technologies, both hardware and software
  • Interact with the entities defined by the Collaboration (participating institutes, common infrastructures,...) to handle the gradual provisioning of the required resources
  • Coordinate the deployment of the required tools and services through succeeding releases
  • Adopt a DevOps-like strategy of continuous deployment of tools and services to verify the match between the Collaboration’s needs and the functionalities provided by the e-Infrastructure.
  • Supervise the ET computing resources and their use
  • Organize the interaction with the user community to gather feedback

The computing resources include:

  • the e-infrastructure for the operation of the interferometers,
  • the e-infrastructures for the low-latency and offline analysis of data, including centralized and shared distributed resources,
  • the e-infrastructure for the management of the collaboration, including outreach activities.