Exploiting a community of more than 35,000 unique users (in 2011), the science demonstrator aims to enable cloud based storage and compute solutions, foster standardized data formats and allow transparent and secure remote access to scientific data. In this demonstrator, the focus is on a particular data analysis framework outlined in the diagram. The crystfel framework is increasingly used at various synchrotrons and FELs to analyze date from serial (femto-second) x-ray crystallography. The nature of these experiments make a cloud-based distributed pipeline particularly appealing since the framework can fully exploit large computational resources with tunable demands. The framework is well documented and vast amount of data are readily and openly available.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION
A substantial part of the applications in the Photon/Neutron science domain is “free to use for academic purposes” but subject to restrictive licensing conditions. Providing services based on such applications requires to know that the user agreed to the license’s terms and is indeed an academic user. This can, of course, be controlled on a per-service basis, however, it would be more convenient, manageable and scalable to provide such attributes in a federated way integrated into the EOSC ecosystem.
Learn more of this EOSC demonstrator on the EOSCpilot website.