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Frictionless sharing:The new normal?
Science & Innovation 2015
Photo CC BY-NC-SA Flickr user expressmonorail
110/06/2015 S...
Themes
Frictionless sharing:
The new normal?
1. About Jisc
2. Case Studies
– HPC brokerage
– Equipment sharing
– Shared da...
Themes
Frictionless sharing:
The new normal?
1. About Jisc
2. Case Studies
– HPC brokerage
– Equipment sharing
– Shared da...
About Jisc
About Jisc:
› Registered charity championing the use of digital technologies in
research, education and skills
...
About Jisc
About Jisc:
› Registered charity championing the use of digital technologies in
research, education and skills
...
About Jisc » Janet network
10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 6
About Jisc » eduroam
10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 7
About Jisc » Amazon portal
Amazon cloud portal:
› Monthly invoicing - credit cards are no
longer required for payment
› It...
About Jisc » Assent
Assent:
› Single, unifying technology that enables
you to effectively manage and control
access to a w...
About Jisc » Reach
10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 10
Reach:
› £4M funding fr...
About Jisc » Safe Share
Safe Share:
› Providing and building services on
encryptedVPN infrastructure between
organisations...
Themes
Frictionless sharing:
The new normal?
1. About Jisc
2. Case Studies
– HPC brokerage
– Equipment sharing
– Shared da...
Case Study » HPC brokerage
10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 13
HPC brokerage:
...
Case Study » HPC brokerage
James Earl-Fraser,
HPC Midlands
› EPSRC regional centre of excellence in
High Performance Compu...
Case Study » HPC brokerage
10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 15
Themes
Frictionless sharing:
The new normal?
1. About Jisc
2. Case Studies
– HPC brokerage
– Equipment sharing
– Shared da...
Case Study » Equipment sharing
Equipment sharing:
› Working with EPSRC to create an
“one stop shop” for sharing
research e...
Case Study » Equipment sharing
Dr Jacky Pallas,
Director of Research Platforms, UCL
› 502 items of equipment ‘public’ in o...
Themes
Frictionless sharing:
The new normal?
1. About Jisc
2. Case Studies
– HPC brokerage
– Equipment sharing
– Shared da...
Case Study » Shared data centre
› £900K investment from HEFCE
› Anchor tenants:
– Francis Crick Institute
– King’sCollege ...
Case Study » Shared data centre
Dr David Fergusson,
Head of Scientific Computing,
Francis Crick Institute
› Challenges of ...
Themes
Frictionless sharing:
The new normal?
1. About Jisc
2. Case Studies
– HPC brokerage
– Equipment sharing
– Shared da...
Panel discussion
10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 23
Dr JeremyYates, STFC DiRA...
Find out more…
10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 24
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Slides from my panel session at Science & Innovation 2015 with STFC DiRAC, HPC Midlands, Francis Crick Institute and UCL. As we move into the expected post-election comprehensive spending review, it is a good time to take stock of some of the innovations that have helped the UK’s institutions and industry to work together to accelerate innovation whilst achieving operating efficiencies over the last few years.

In this session we hear about trend setting initiatives such as Jisc’s shared data centre and equipment sharing initiative, which makes over £200m of capital equipment available for sharing between institutions and with industry, and industrial connectivity to the UK’s Janet network.

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Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal?

  1. 1. Frictionless sharing:The new normal? Science & Innovation 2015 Photo CC BY-NC-SA Flickr user expressmonorail 110/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal?
  2. 2. Themes Frictionless sharing: The new normal? 1. About Jisc 2. Case Studies – HPC brokerage – Equipment sharing – Shared data centre 3. Panel discussion 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 2
  3. 3. Themes Frictionless sharing: The new normal? 1. About Jisc 2. Case Studies – HPC brokerage – Equipment sharing – Shared data centre 3. Panel discussion 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 3
  4. 4. About Jisc About Jisc: › Registered charity championing the use of digital technologies in research, education and skills › Range of shared services, advice and support for UK institutions, e.g. – Janet: World leading network, with eduroam global wireless roaming – Cloud brokerage: Making Amazon, Google and Microsoft clouds easier to use – Assent: Log in with your institutional credentials to any service, from anywhere – Reach: Industrial connectivity to Janet, at speeds up to 10Gbit/s – Safe Share: Supporting sensitive data sharing for research, e.g. biomedical data › Working with RCUK and Innovate UK to accelerate innovation › Just launched: shared data centre, asset sharing initiative 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 4
  5. 5. About Jisc About Jisc: › Registered charity championing the use of digital technologies in research, education and skills › Range of shared services, advice and support for UK institutions, e.g. – Janet: World leading network, with eduroam global wireless roaming – Cloud brokerage: Making Amazon, Google and Microsoft clouds easier to use – Assent: Log in with your institutional credentials to any service, from anywhere – Reach: Industrial connectivity to Janet, at speeds up to 10Gbit/s – Safe Share: Supporting sensitive data sharing for research, e.g. biomedical data › Working with RCUK and Innovate UK to accelerate innovation › Just launched: shared data centre, asset sharing initiative 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 5
  6. 6. About Jisc » Janet network 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 6
  7. 7. About Jisc » eduroam 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 7
  8. 8. About Jisc » Amazon portal Amazon cloud portal: › Monthly invoicing - credit cards are no longer required for payment › Itemized billing - consolidated across users/departments › Billing in GBP, not dollars › Setting of budget limits for individual user accounts or departments › The retrieval of service usage information within own areas of responsibility › Volume-discounts through aggregation across multiple educational institutions 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 8
  9. 9. About Jisc » Assent Assent: › Single, unifying technology that enables you to effectively manage and control access to a wide range of web and non- web services and applications. › These include cloud infrastructures, High Performance Computing, Grid Computing and commonly deployed services such as email, file store, remote access and instant messaging 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 9
  10. 10. About Jisc » Reach 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 10 Reach: › £4M funding from BIS to work towards a Janet which is "open and accessible" to industry › Provides industry access to university e-infrastructure facilities to facilitate further investment in science, engineering and technology with the active participation of business and industry › Modelled on Innovate UK competition process
  11. 11. About Jisc » Safe Share Safe Share: › Providing and building services on encryptedVPN infrastructure between organisations › Enhanced confidentiality and integrity requirements per ISO27001 › Requirement to move electronic health data securely and support research collaboration › Working with biomedical researchers at Farr Institute, MRC Medical Bioinformatics initiative, ESRCAdministrative Data Centres 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 11
  12. 12. Themes Frictionless sharing: The new normal? 1. About Jisc 2. Case Studies – HPC brokerage – Equipment sharing – Shared data centre 3. Panel discussion 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 12
  13. 13. Case Study » HPC brokerage 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 13 HPC brokerage: › Access to £60m of public investment in supercomputing equipment and expertise – Reduce friction of sharing between institutions & with industry – “Pay as you go” model, no upfront capital costs – Makes HPC accessible to those who could not previously contemplate it – Standardized terms and conditions including information assurance, intellectual property, termination etc › HPC is really a test case – could we apply this approach more generally, building on the Brunswick Agreements?
  14. 14. Case Study » HPC brokerage James Earl-Fraser, HPC Midlands › EPSRC regional centre of excellence in High Performance Computing › Operated by Loughborough University and University of Leicester › Builds on long standing industrial collaborations, e.g. E.ON, Rolls-Royce › Offers a wide range of open source and commercial off-the-shelf software on attractive licensing terms › Partnering with Jisc to share equipment and expertise 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 14
  15. 15. Case Study » HPC brokerage 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 15
  16. 16. Themes Frictionless sharing: The new normal? 1. About Jisc 2. Case Studies – HPC brokerage – Equipment sharing – Shared data centre 3. Panel discussion 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 16
  17. 17. Case Study » Equipment sharing Equipment sharing: › Working with EPSRC to create an “one stop shop” for sharing research equipment › Piloting Kit-Catalogue equipment database with 10 institutions › Kit-Catalogue feeds into national equipment.data.ac.uk portal – Sharing details of 10,000 items of high value equipment, value >£200m › Newcastle University alone is sharing £16m+ of >£20K value equipment 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 17
  18. 18. Case Study » Equipment sharing Dr Jacky Pallas, Director of Research Platforms, UCL › 502 items of equipment ‘public’ in our Research Equipment Catalogue (30% of total) › 41% of UCL’s research facilities offer services to other academic groups and 29% offer services to industry and gov’t agencies – External academic users 12.4% of activity, 8.4% income – Industry services 12.1% activity, 9.4% income › Estimated value of ‘shared’ equipment >£50M › All data collected annually throughTRAC exercise – Reduced admin burden 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 18 Photo credit: University College London
  19. 19. Themes Frictionless sharing: The new normal? 1. About Jisc 2. Case Studies – HPC brokerage – Equipment sharing – Shared data centre 3. Panel discussion 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 19
  20. 20. Case Study » Shared data centre › £900K investment from HEFCE › Anchor tenants: – Francis Crick Institute – King’sCollege London – London School of Economics – Queen Mary University of London – WellcomeTrust Sanger Institute – University College London 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 20
  21. 21. Case Study » Shared data centre Dr David Fergusson, Head of Scientific Computing, Francis Crick Institute › Challenges of providing shared platforms for staff from existing institutes – CRUK London Research Institute – National Institute for Medical Research › Compute and data requirements for 1,250 scientists working in biomed – In a central London building › Direction of travel towards more and wider collaboration, requirement for controlled sharing of sensitive data 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 21 Photo credit: Francis Crick Institute
  22. 22. Themes Frictionless sharing: The new normal? 1. About Jisc 2. Case Studies – HPC brokerage – Equipment sharing – Shared data centre 3. Panel discussion 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 22
  23. 23. Panel discussion 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 23 Dr JeremyYates, STFC DiRAC & SKA: › The National e-Infrastructure for research & innovation – A 60,000 foot view – Democratisation & Aggiornamento › Moving to a more cloud-centric view of scientific computing › Scientific computing that is not “HPC” › Changing the culture around Research Software Engineering › Making industrial access to facilities the norm › Inter-disciplinary science – blockers and enablers Image credit:Courtesy of EPSRC
  24. 24. Find out more… 10/06/2015 Science & Innovation 2015: Frictionless Sharing - The New Normal? 24 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY Martin Hamilton Futurist, Jisc, London @martin_hamilton martin.hamilton@jisc.ac.uk

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