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5 February 2021

EGI-ACE public launch event


EGI-ACE is a 30-month project coordinated by the EGI Foundation with a mission to empower researchers from all disciplines to collaborate in data- and compute-intensive research through free-at-point-of-use services.

Building on the distributed computing integration in the EOSC-hub project, EGI-ACE will deliver the EOSC Compute Platform and will contribute to the EOSC Data Commons through a federation of cloud compute and storage facilities, PaaS services and data spaces with analytics tools and federated access services.

The consortium of the project builds on the expertise and assets of the EGI federation members, key research communities, data providers and collaborating initiatives.


EGI-ACE Services

The available services of EGI-ACE are accessible through the EOSC Marketplace.


How EGI-ACE contributes to the European Open Science Cloud

EGI-ACE’s main goal is to implement the compute platform of the European Open Science Cloud and contribute to the EOSC Data Commons by delivering integrated computing platforms, data spaces and tools as an integrated solution that is aligned with major European cloud federation projects and HPC initiatives.


Project objectives

  • Objective 1. Deliver the EOSC Compute Platform and expand the supply-side;
  • Objective 2. Contribute to the implementation of the EU Data Strategy and the EOSC Data Commons to support the green deal, health, fundamental research and social sciences and humanities;
  • Objective 3. Integrate the EOSC Compute Platform with the EOSC Portal and the EOSC Core;
  • Objective 4. Contribute to the realisation of a global open science cloud;
  • Objective 5. Expand the demand-side of EOSC across sectors and disciplines.


What is the EOSC Compute Platform?

The EOSC Compute Platform builts on the EGI Federation, the largest distributed computing infrastructure for research. As a result, the platform pools the capacity of some of Europe’s largest research data centres. Its services address the needs of major research infrastructures and communities previously engaged through the EOSC-hub project

The platform will evolve beyond the state of the art through a data-centric approach, where data, tools and compute and storage facilities form a fully integrated environment accessible across borders thanks to virtual access.