Cyber Infrastructure for Research & Education in Canada What is Canada’s vision? Hélène Joncas Chief Strategy Officer, CAN...
Cyber Infrastructure What is Canada’s Vision? High-performance computing resources Applications, tools, Middleware  Data s...
Call 7 – closing date 24.11.09 •••  Towards  a sustainable  grid infrastructure European Grid Initiative Network layer Dat...
<ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific advances more important than ever </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global challenges ...
<ul><li>User community organized into series of Specialized Support Centers (SSCs) </li></ul><ul><li>Goals of an SSC: </li...
You are Key to this Discussion How can we accelerate the adoption of cyber infrastructure?  WE ARE HERE
A DISCUSSION IN ITS INFANCY
<ul><ul><li>Position cyber infrastructure as a strategic imperative in support of world class research and innovation acti...
 
<ul><ul><li>Canada is lagging other countries due to its current approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The development of an...
•••  Network layer Data layer User Communities biology space climatology astronomy geosciences physics fusion environment ...
Current View Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed Data Publication Data Publications Facility 1 Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed...
Future View Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed Data Publication Data Publications Facility 1 Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed ...
 
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Cyber Infrastructure for Research & Education in Canada. What is Canada's vision?

  1. 1. Cyber Infrastructure for Research & Education in Canada What is Canada’s vision? Hélène Joncas Chief Strategy Officer, CANARIE
  2. 2. Cyber Infrastructure What is Canada’s Vision? High-performance computing resources Applications, tools, Middleware Data storage and management resources Advanced network infrastructure resources Resources for collaboration within virtual communities Expertise
  3. 3. Call 7 – closing date 24.11.09 ••• Towards a sustainable grid infrastructure European Grid Initiative Network layer Data layer User Communities biology space climatology astronomy geosciences physics fusion environment spectroscopy medical ICT … Support actions € 10M Simulation software & services layer € 12M Computing layer: Distributed Computing & PRACE DCI €50M PRACE €20M Virtual Research Communities € 23M
  4. 4. <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific advances more important than ever </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global challenges with high societal impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation and economic development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adoption of ICT changes the scientific discovery process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing, simulation and data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tackling the very small, the very big and the very complex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open, cross-border and cross-discipline collaboration </li></ul></ul>ICT infrastructures for e-Science (1) COM(2009) 108
  5. 5. <ul><li>User community organized into series of Specialized Support Centers (SSCs) </li></ul><ul><li>Goals of an SSC: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase number of active users in the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote use of grid technologies within the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage cooperation within the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safeguard knowledge and expertise of the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build scientific collaboration within and between communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An SSC will be a central, long-lived hub for activities within a given scientific community. </li></ul>EGI-User Interaction EGEE-EGI User Transition — C. Loomis — 23 Sept. 2009
  6. 6. You are Key to this Discussion How can we accelerate the adoption of cyber infrastructure? WE ARE HERE
  7. 7. A DISCUSSION IN ITS INFANCY
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Position cyber infrastructure as a strategic imperative in support of world class research and innovation activities in Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable organizations to align activities and investments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build on the capacity we’ve already invested in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informing decision makers with respect to future technical directions and the investments required to support them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Framing the Cyber Infrastructure Discussion will... </li></ul></ul>WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T DO THIS?
  9. 10. <ul><ul><li>Canada is lagging other countries due to its current approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The development of an ICT Strategy to support research and education as a component of Canada’s Science and Innovation Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing input to the development of the Strategy for Digital Economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informing the next round of CFI funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing input for the definition of CANARIE’s next mandate </li></ul></ul>Why Now? OTHER LINKS?
  10. 11. ••• Network layer Data layer User Communities biology space climatology astronomy geosciences physics fusion environment spectroscopy medical ICT … Support actions Simulation software & services layer Computing layer: Distributed Computing & PRACE Virtual Research Communities Does a Canadian Version of this makes sense?
  11. 12. Current View Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed Data Publication Data Publications Facility 1 Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed Data Publication Data Publications Facility 2 Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed Data Publication Data Publications Facility 3 Distinct Infrastructures / Distinct User Experiences
  12. 13. Future View Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed Data Publication Data Publications Facility 1 Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed Data Publication Data Publications Facility 2 Raw Data Data Analysis Analysed Data Publication Data Publications Facility 3 Capacity Storage Publications Repositories Standards/ Converters Data Repositories Raw Data Catalogue Data Analysis Analysed Data Catalogue Publication Data Catalogue Publications Catalogue Common Infrastructure / Common User Experience

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