Tony Cass (CERN)
In Europe the EIROForum are the 8 international organizations pursuing fundamental research in science and space exploration. In this context, CERN and several of the other organizations, including ESA and EMBL are forming a collaboration to engage with European industry in public-private partnerships to build a European Cloud infrastructure capable of supporting the missions of these organizations. As well as addressing the purely technical aspects, the collaboration will focus on issues of policy and privacy, particularly in the area of data. The goals of the work are to understand cost and service models, and to understand how the needs of the science organizations can be fulfilled by commercial compute and storage providers. This talk will discuss the complementary large scale flagship projects proposed by CERN, ESA, and EMBL, and how they will address the open questions that may eventually enable science to make large scale use of such commercial facilities.
Bob Jones (CERN)