Building a competitive national e-infrastructure for researchPresentation Transcript
Building a Competitive National e-Infrastructure for Research The Dutch Approach Dr. L.A. Plugge SURF Scientific Technical Council EuroRIs-Net Final Workshop 11 Oct. 2011, Athens
Our challenge in 1985 14 research universities ~8 big university IT centers for research To keep up with competition: 8x investment needed, for similar equipment Government proposal:
Collaborate in sharing facilities;
And we will invest.
1987 SURF Foundation – innovation hotbed 1988 SURFnet BV – network services1991 SURFdiensten BV - procurement Collaborate on challenges that you cannot solve by yourself and no one else will solve for you SURF members:
All Universities (14+41);
7 other institutions.
All (Research) Universities;
University and Royal Libraries;
Other subsidized institutions.
New challenges since 1990 (e)Science is increasingly a global multidisciplinary cooperative effort; Need for excellent global connectivity; Need to share resources; Need to combine generic resources; Exchange, combine and integrate data and information; Reuse of methods and techniques across disciplines. 4 SURF – ICT innovation by and for higher education and research
Create a single national ICT infrastructure for research
Hardware (network, computers and data storage facilities); Software (web and grid middleware); Harnessing resources.
Not in grant competition with our user community!
Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) Infrastructure 5 SURF – ICT innovation by and for higher education and research NetherLightGLIF Open Lightpath Exchange For:
National ICT infrastructure for research 6 SURF – ICT innovation by and for higher education and research
Challenges ahead: SURFsara (the computing and data facility management organization) Capability computing resources (replacing the current national supercomputer Huygens) Capacity computing cluster resources (upgrading the current BiG Grid computing infrastructure) Data storage resources (upgrading and extending the BiG Grid storage infrastructure) Structural funding for innovation (not in competition with researchers) Structural ICT budget reservation in research projects (ICT budget for use of generic services) Rethinking Scientific Communication e.g., what is the future of University Libraries? 7 SURF – ICT innovation by and for higher education and research
SURF – ICT innovationbyandforhighereducationand research Dr. Leo Plugge email@example.com www.surf.nl/wtr Thank you 8