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EOSCpilot Science Demonstrator: LOFAR - Astrophysics Data

SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE DEMONSTRATOR

  • Ease the process to locate, access, and extract science from the LOFAR archive without being an expert on data retrieval and data analysis tools.
  • Enable the creation of new scientific results based on archived data products.
  • Provision of large-scale compute resources

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Migration of processing workflows to EOSC infrastructure;
  • Registration of LOFAR data in a FAIR-principle based data repository;
  • Development of a pilot processing portal, allowing users to initiate workflows to analyze data from the LOFAR.

IMPACT

The LOFAR archive is by its very nature a distributed archive with connected storage and computing resources in three sites and in three countries. This data topology makes it a natural model for next-generation Observatories like the SKA and a natural test-bed for how to enable science on such infrastructures.
The challenges are common to many data-intensive domains as well. NLeSC would like to disseminate and valorize the results from this proposal in other scientific domains and research infrastructures, in close cooperation with SURFsara.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION

  • Support high throughput applications through the integration of distributed large-scale data storage facilities with high throughput processing clusters.
  • Support portable workflows through containerized deployment and standardized definitions such as the Common Workflow Language.
  • Provide standardized solutions for services, if overlapping solutions exist, provide guidance for communities to decide on the most appropriate solution to integrate with.

Learn more of this Science Demonstrator on the EOSCpilot website.


The EOSC portal has been jointly developed and maintained by the eInfraCentral, EOSC-hub, EOSCpilot and OpenAIRE-Advance projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme with contribution of the European Commission.