The IFCA Advanced Computing and e-Science group leads and participates in a number of research and innovation projects. This page summarises the most relevant ones.
EGI-ACE is a project coordinated by the EGI Foundation with a mission to empower researchers from all disciplines to collaborate in data- and compute-intensive research through free-at-point-of-use services.
COS4CLOUD (Co-designed citizen observatories for the EOS-Cloud) aims to design prototyped and implemented services that address the Open Science challenges shared by Citizen observatories of biodiversity.
The DEEP-Hybrid-DataCloud project aims at supporting artificial intelligence (machine learning and deep learning), parallel post-processing of very large data, and analysis of massive online data streams over distributed e-Infrastructures in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
Research groups in the areas of Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Astrophysics or Earth Observation are represented by research centers from Spain, Portugal, UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Poland and the Netherlands; and by a leading industrial partner, INDRA. EOSC-Synergy acts as a bridge of EOSC towards South America, establishing a link with the Brazilian Cloud and Astrophysics experiments.
The EOSC-hub project brings together multiple service providers to create the Hub: a single contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research. For researchers, this will mean a broader access to services supporting their scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplinary and geographical boundaries.
eXtreme DataCloud (XDC)
The eXtreme DataCloud (XDC) is a EU H2020 funded project under grant agreement 777367, aimed at developing scalable technologies for federating storage resources and managing data in highly distributed computing environments. The services provided is capable of operating at the unprecedented scale required by the most demanding, data intensive, research experiments in Europe and Worldwide.
The Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration (AARC) initiative was first launched in May 2015 to address the increased need for federated access and for authentication and authorisation mechanisms by research and e-infrastructures.
IBERGRID was created under the agreement of Scientific and Technological cooperation signed by Spain and Portugal in 2003, and the collaboration agreements signed in 2005 in terms of Grid Technologies and Communication Networks for R & D. In 2006 a joint Hispanic-Portuguese Commission was set up, whose mission is to coordinate the e-Infrastructures of the two countries.