Updated 23/01/2024

SPECTRUM: Elevating data-intensive science in Europe

SPECTRUM unites leading European science organisations in HEP and Radio Astronomy together with e-Infrastructure providers to formulate a Strategy for a European Compute and Data Continuum. The project, coordinated by EGI Foundation, will deliver both a strategic agenda, and a technical blueprint for a European compute and data continuum.  

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. SPECTRUM aims to facilitate the creation of an Exabyte-scale research data federation and compute continuum. 

To achieve this, the project brings together 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 will define the vision, overall goals, main technical and non-technical priorities, investment areas and a research, innovation and deployment roadmap for data-intensive science and infrastructures

The project kicks off in Amsterdam on January 30th, 2024.