School of Computing

Projects

EU-Brazil Cloud infrastructure Connecting federated resources for Scientific Advancement

The EUBrazilCC project is a first step towards providing a user-centric, cross-Atlantic test bench for European and Brazilian research communities. EUBrazilCC is centred in practical scientific use cases, and it is built on a close collaboration among European and Brazilian excellence centres. EUBrazilCC will exploit and coordinate, in a 2 year project, existing heterogeneous e-Infrastructures (virtualized datacentres, supercomputers and opportunistic resources) with more than 5500 CPU and 17000 GPU cores.

EUBrazilCC includes 3 multidisciplinary and highly complementary scenarios, covering Epidemiology, Health, Biodiversity, Natural Resources and Climate Change. All those scientific scenarios involve complex workflows and access to huge datasets.

EUBrazilCC will leverage from the experience in Brazil and Europe for the federation of resources (JiT Cloud, OurGrid, CSGrid and InterCloud), programming environments and scientific gateways (mc2, COMPSs, eScienceCentral) and distributed scientific data access (parallel data analysis).

For the use cases, EUBrazilCC involves lead institutions, such as FIOCRUZ, world leader in Leishmaniasis; BSC, developer of the heart simulator Alya, which received an HPC Innovation Excellence Award; and CMCC, key node in the Earth System Grid Federation.

EUBrazilCC defines a strong, networked dissemination to promote the infrastructure among new communities, leveraging from the networks of SINAPAD and Brazilian National Institutes of Science and Technology, LifeWatch-ESFRI and the European Network for Earth System Modelling.

The project incorporates a specific interoperability task involving Helix-Nebula initiative and EGI and it will exploit the opportunities in mobility for the cooperation among the partners, such as "Science without borders". Finally, EUBrazilCC defines a focus on sustainability through dedicated tasks related to drawing an exploitation plan for the platform and the 3 use cases whilst adhering to the adoption of international standards.

Project Coordinator: Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.

Programme: FP7: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).