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    • SEERA-EINeeds of eInfrastructures in the regions: a case study for SEE www.seera-ei.eu Easter European Partnership Event, Bucharest, 7/11/2011 Dr Ognjen PrnjatGreek Research and Technology Network
    • Pan-EU e-Infrastructures vision  The Research Network infrastructure provides fast interconnection and advanced e-Science services among Research and Education Collaborations institutes of different countries  The Research Distributed Computing Infrastructure (Grid, HPC) provides a distributed environment for sharing computing power, storage, instruments and databases through the appropriate software (middleware) in order to solve complex application problems DCI Infrastructure  This integrated environment is called electronic infrastructure (eInfrastructure) allowing new methods of global collaborative research - often referred to as electronic science Network Infrastructure (eScience)  The creation of the eInfrastructure is one of the key objectives to facilitate building of the European Research Area
    • SEE Model - Converged Communication & Service Infrastructure for South-East Europe Seismology,   Meteorology,   Comp  physics,   Environment   Comp  chem,  Life  sciences   HP-SEE SEE-LIGHT & GEANT
    • SEE eInfrastructure projects: past 8 years  SEEREN1/2: regional inter-NREN connectivity and GEANT links [DGINFSO]  BSI: Southern Caucasus links [DGINFSO]  SEELIGHT: lambda facility in SEE [Greek HiperB]  Result: sustainable national & regional networks, most countries in GEANT  SEEGRID1/2: regional Grid infrastructure, building NGIs and user communities  SEE-GRID-SCI: eInfrastructure for large-scale environmental science user communities: meteorology, seismology, environmental protection. Inclusion of Caucasus. [DGINFSO]  Result: sustainable national Grids, all countries within European Grid Initiative  HP-SEE: regional HPC interconnection and 2nd generation Caucasus link  Expected result in longer term: stable national HPC centers, European HPC Integration modalities  SEERA-EI: regional programme managers collaboration towards common eInfrastructure vision, strategy and regional funds [DGRTD]  Result: common regional policy, identifying long-term national-level funds and regional funds to complement EC funds
    • SEE eInfrastructure partners  Main “provider” partners:   National Research and Education Networks – NRENs – bodies that provide network connectivity to universities, schools, research institutes, etc.   National Grid Initiatives – NGIs – consortium of computing providers in the country.  Affiliated “Stakeholder” partners:   Research institutes, universities  Policy makers:   Ministries, research councils  Western Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Southern Caucasus.
    • Timeline and funding
    • Network: SEEREN2 and SEELIGHT 7
    • Network sustainability: SEELIGHT  SEE-LIGHT: South-East European Lambda Network Facility for R&E  Deployment of an advanced regional network infrastructure (lambda network facility) for R&E, under the Hellenic Plan for the Economic Reconstruction of the Balkans (HiPERB).  SEENet: a management body for SEELIGHT  GEANT membership and national contributions are crucial  On the par with EU, also added value through regional cooperation 8
    • Grid: SEEGRID1-2 and SEEGRIDSCI 9
    • Grid sustainability  Large infrastructure built through 3 projects  User community buy-in secured  National structuring via National Grid Initiatives  On the par with EU  All countries in European Grid Initiative, constant national- Ministerial support is necessary  National-level projects important 10
    • High-Performance & Supercomputing: HP-SEE  120 Tflops aggregate  2 BlueGene machines  Larger procurements coming up  Close links to PRACE  Possibility of a joint Tier-1 centre  Balance of national and EC funds  Towards long-term sustainable European hierarchical model 11
    • User communities: SEE-GRID-SCI and HP-SEE  Seismology, meteorology, environmental protection – 12 applications  Comp Chemistry, Comp Physics, Life Sciences – 26 applications  Cross-border user communities and beneficiaries 12
    • Crucial sustainability building blocks: National support  EC funds as catalyst and complementary long-term support  National support   National projects   National contributions to GEANT / EGI.org / PRACE  Regional collaboration   Technically strong   Lack of coordination between programmes and fragmentation of national programmes   Wealth of things to learn between national funding agencies   The ground is set for common regional vision and concrete actions 13
    • Crucial for regional cooperation: policy development and political support  Project: South-East European Area for eInfrastructures  Area: "INFRA-2008-3.1: ERA-NET supporting cooperation for research infrastructures in all S&T fields“  Start: 1 April 2009  Duration: 36 months  Project type: Coordination and support action  Partnership: Ministry partners + eInfra partners programme manager partners  Core Objective: Develop and strengthen the coordination and cooperation of national eInfrastructures programmes in the region of South-East Europe. 14
    • SEERA-EI: partnership Beneficiary name Beneficiary short name Country1 Greek Research and Technology Network GRNET-GR GR General Secretariat for Research & Technology, Greek Ministry of2. GSRT-GR GR Education, Lifelong Learning & Religious Affairs3. Ministry of Education and Science MoES AL4. Polytechnic University of Tirana PUoT AL5. Ministry of Communications and Transport MoCT BA Executive Agency “Electronic Communications Networks and Information6. EA-ECNIS BG Systems” Institute of Information and Communication Technologies of the Bulgarian7. IICT-BAS BG Academy of Sciences8. Ministry of Information Society MoIS-MK MK9. Macedonian Academic and Research Network MARNET MK10. Academy of Sciences of Moldova ASM MD11. Research and Educational Networking Association of Moldova RENAM MD12. Ministry of Education and Science MoS ME13. University of Montenegro UoM ME14. National Authority for Scientific Research ANCS RO15. Agency for Administration of National Research and Education Netwok RoEduNet RO16. Ministry of Education and Science MoES RS17. University of Belgrade – RCUB UoB-RCUB RS18. Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey TUBITAK TR19. ULAKBIM ULAKBIM TR 15
    • SEERA-EI: types of collaboration  Establishing a communication platform for programme owners, at www.seera-ei.eu  Analysis of past and current eInfrastructure programmes and funding modalities  Joint training events; bilateral visits  Best Practices identification  National programme cookbook  Studies for joint operations centers: network, HPC  Joint pilot call between Ministries in cloud computing  Join regional strategy and vision MoU, between Ministries dealing with eInfrastructures: in the process of signing. Some of the Ministries present here fully involved. 16
    • Conclusions  eInfrastructures are core building block for new science and innovation  Regional technical cooperation significant results and a stable, sustainable research infrastructure  Policy-makers collaboration leverages these results with concrete long-term support for eInfrastructure activities in all countries in the region; as well as regional strategies and collaboration  EC contributions are crucial catalyst and continuing support is necessary  Regional collaboration brings added value  National contributions are crucial, in terms of funding, strategies and wider collaborative support 17