DEISA is a consortium of leading national supercomputing centres that currently deploys and operates a persistent, production quality, distributed supercomputing environment with continental scope. The main objective of this FP7 funded research infrastructure is to deliver a turnkey operational solution for a future persistent European HPC ecosystem, as suggested by ESFRI. This ecosystem will integrate national Tier-1 centres and the new powerful Tier-0 centres.
A two-fold strategy is applied: - Consolidation of the existing DEISA infrastructure by guaranteeing the continuity of those activities and services that currently contribute to the effective support of world-leading computational science in Europe. - Evolution of this European infrastructure towards a robust and persistent European HPC ecosystem, by enhancing the existing services, by deploying new services including support for European Virtual Communities, and by cooperating and collaborating with new European initiatives, especially PRACE that will enable shared European PetaFlop/s supercomputer systems. DEISA2 focuses on the provisioning and operation of infrastructure services which will allow its users to work efficiently within a distributed high performance computing environment.
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Rechenzentrum Garching of the Max Planck Society (RZG), Germany (Project Coordinator)
Leibniz Computing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain
Consorzio Interuniversitario (CINECA), Italy
Finnish Information Technology Centre for Science (CSC), Finland
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), UK
Institut du Développement et des Ressources en Informatique Scientifique (IDRIS-CNRS), France
SARA Computing and Networking Services, The Netherlands
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), UK
High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany