EOSC launched the Platform Early Adopter Programme to bolster Confidence in capability and capacity of EOSC
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) has announced the launch of the Platform Early Adopter Programme, aimed at providing a rich set of resources and expertise to research communities and service providers. The programme is designed to foster co-operation between researchers and EOSC providers, with the goal of integrating new services and resources into the EOSC to enrich its overall functionality.
Through the Platform Early Adopter Programme, it is possible to increase the adoption of EOSC by providing expertise and resources to researchers, while also gaining insight into user needs and possible EOSC use cases. This includes examples of data analysis in a large, federated environment, leveraging different advanced technologies like data transfer, orchestrator, and data management services.
OSCAR selected at the EOSC Early Adopter Programme
OSCAR is one the open-source components used to build the AI-SPRINT infrastructure. Its platform has been developed to support the serverless computing model for data-processing applications. It offers the ability to automatically deploy highly-parallel event-driven data-processing serverless applications on multi-clouds, even across different computer architectures. OSCAR uses customized runtime environments provided by Docker containers that run on elastic Kubernetes clusters, which allows the execution of serverless applications along the edge-to-cloud computing continuum.
The AI-SPRINT partners, from Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), involved in the OSCAR development, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), participated in the EOSC Early Adopter Programme by submitting a joint proposal in May 2022, which was later accepted. As part of their efforts, they were able to get OSCAR included in the EOSC Portal.
This achievement is significant as it allows researchers and developers to access OSCAR via the EOSC Portal, which provides a user-friendly and intuitive interface for managing and accessing data-processing applications. With the integration of OSCAR, users can take advantage of the platform's ability to automatically deploy highly-parallel event-driven data-processing serverless applications on multi-clouds, even across different computer architectures.
The joint effort of UPV, POLIMI, and CERN in the EOSC Early Adopter Programme highlights the importance of collaboration and cooperation in the development and adoption of new technologies in the research community. By working together, these institutions were able to leverage their respective expertise and resources to successfully integrate OSCAR into the EOSC Portal, providing researchers and developers with an even more powerful tool for their data-processing needs.