Updated 24/04/2024

SPECTRUM Community of Practice launched

Creating a connected community of scientists and infrastructure managers to work towards a mutual understanding of future needs, associated challenges and their possible solutions


What is the SPECTRUMCoP?

The amount of data gathered, shared and processed in frontier research is set to increase steeply in the coming decade, leading to unprecedented data processing, simulation and analysis needs. In particular, High Energy Physics and Radio Astronomy are gearing up for groundbreaking instruments, necessitating infrastructures many times larger than the current capabilities. In this context, the EU-funded SPECTRUM project brings together leading European science organisations and e-Infrastructure providers to formulate a Strategic Research, Innovation, and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) along with a Technical Blueprint for a European computer and data continuum. This collaborative effort is set to create an Exabyte-scale research data federation and compute continuum, fostering data-intensive scientific collaborations across Europe.

The SPECTRUM Community of Practice (CoP) aims to create a connected community of scientists and infrastructure managers having a mutual understanding of future needs, associated challenges and their possible solutions.

The goal of the CoP is to serve as a discussion forum across the HEP and RA domains to identify common directions for the design and operations of future systems, agreed processing models and solutions, and to provide feedback on investment to funding agencies and policy makers.

In particular:

  • Select and Define Use Cases: Identify at least 10 representative HEP and RA science use cases, outlining current and future requirements for computing, storage/processing, and services
  • Collect Inventory Resources: Review existing services and resources relevant to the RI communities
  • Assess Policies: Examine existing and planned access policies and federation methods used by European e-Infrastructure service providers
  • Operate Community Survey: Develop and execute a survey to gather broader community insights.

You can express your interest to join the SPECTRUMCoP by sending an email to spectrumcop-expression-of-interest[at]mailman[dot]egi[dot]eu