The high energy physics science demonstrator wants to deploy services that tackle the following functions:
The goal is to use non-discipline specific services combined in a simple and transparent manner (e.g. through PIDs) to build a system capable of storing and preserving Open Data at a scale of 100TB or more.
Some limited success was achieved with the individual services identified (Zenodo, CVMFS, a Trustworthy Digital Repository), but it was not possible to integrate them into a usable service.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION
The EOSC Pilot integrates services from three well-established e-infrastructures, mentioned above. Equivalent services are used in production by the CERN Open Data Portal, which is available via anonymous access over the Internet worldwide. While it was possible to upload a documentation file into the EUDAT B2SHARE test instance and while software from the LHC experiments is stored in the RAL CVMFS instance, there have been significant delays in finding a site that could act as a TDR for this pilot. There were numerous misunderstandings regarding the scope, duration and scale of the demonstrator; no bulk upload of existing “Open Data” was achieved, anonymous access was not addressed, nor were the 3 services successfully integrated.
Learn more of this EOSC demonstrator on the EOSCpilot website.