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HNSciCloud Overview


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Bob Jones gives an overview of the HNSciCloud pre-commercial procurement and of the results of the tender

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HNSciCloud Overview

  1. 1. Helix Nebula – The Science Cloud with Grant Agreement 687614 is a Pre-Commercial Procurement Action funded by H2020 Framework Programme Overview 2 November 2016 Bob Jones CERN IT department 02/11/2016
  2. 2. Strategic Plan  Establish multi- tenant, multi- provider cloud infrastructure  Identify and adopt policies for trust, security and privacy  Create governance structure  Define funding schemes To support the computing capacity needs for the ATLAS experiment Setting up a new service to simplify analysis of large genomes, for a deeper insight into evolution and biodiversity To create an Earth Observation platform, focusing on earthquake and volcano research To improve the speed and quality of research for finding surrogate biomarkers based on brain images Adopters Suppliers Additional Users: Updated October 2016 The Helix Nebula Science Cloud public-private partnership
  3. 3. 4 The Hybrid Cloud Model Brings together • research organisations, • data providers, • publicly funded e- infrastructures, • commercial cloud service providers In a hybrid cloud with procurement and governance approaches suitable for the dynamic cloud market In-house
  4. 4. PCP PPI 5 Why PCP? Commercial IaaS exists but not certified, integrated with public e-infrastructures, offering std interfaces with suitable SLA and contractual terms & conditions. PPI Potential follow-on project if this PCP project is successful
  5. 5. Helix Nebula Science Cloud Joint Pre-Commercial Procurement Bob Jones, CERN 6 Procurers: CERN, CNRS, DESY, EMBL-EBI, ESRF, IFAE, INFN, KIT, STFC, SURFSara Experts: Trust-IT & The group of procurers have committed • Procurement funds • Manpower for testing/evaluation • Use-cases with applications & data • In-house IT resources Resulting services will be made available to end- users from many research communities Co-funded via H2020 Grant Agreement 687614 Total procurement budget >5.3M€
  6. 6. HNSciCloud project phases Preparation •Analysis of requirements, current market offers and relevant standards •Build stakeholder group •Develop tender material Implementation and sharing Jan’16 Dec’18 Each step is competitive - only contractors that successfully complete the previous step can bid in the next 4/5/2016 7 4 Designs 3 Prototypes 2 Pilots Call-off Feb’17 Call-off Oct’17 Tender Jul’16
  7. 7. What will be procured A hybrid cloud platform for the European research community 11/2/2016 8 HNSciCloud PCP Source:CloudComputingforGovies,DLTSolutions, DavidBlankenhorn,VanRistauandCaronBeesley Combining services at the IaaS level to support science workflows The R&D services to be developed are to be integrated with Resources in data centres operated by the buyers group GEANT network
  8. 8. Challenges Innovative IaaS level cloud services integrated with procurers in-house resources and public e-infrastructure to support a range of scientific workloads Compute and Storage support a range of virtual machine and container configurations including HPC working with datasets in the petabyte range Network Connectivity and Federated Identity Management provide high-end network capacity via GEANT for the whole platform with common identity and access management Service Payment Models explore a range of purchasing options to determine those most appropriate for the scientific application workloads to be deployed Bob Jones, CERN 9
  9. 9. The story so far . . . Open Market Consultation 17 March 2016 Tender published 21 July 200+ downloads Information Day 7 September Response to 70+ questions about the tender material Tender Deadline 19 September Bids received from 28 international companies, SMEs and public organisations Contract Award Ceremony 2 November Based on tender evaluation against published criteria by experts from the Buyers group 11/2/2016 10
  10. 10. Bob Jones, CERN11 Questions/comments: