EOSCpilot Delivers Final EOSC Architecture Recommendation
Earlier this month, EOSCpilot delivered its pioneering work on what the European Open Science Cloud's (EOSC) architecture should look like on its full implementation.
Deliverable 6.8 - Final EOSC Architecture, produced by the EOSCpilot, aims to refine the architectural design for the interoperation of various types of infrastructures, which could be part of the future EOSC.
It presents an e-infrastructure gap analysis and proposes and e-infrastructure interoperability architecture. It is important to note that this deliverable is about the infrastructure interoperability, and not about services or data interoperability.
EOSC architecture gaps identified
The report presents six gaps preventing exploitation and usage of existing e-infrastructures and distributed resources together with the main bridges to be built.
Gap 1: Diversity and incompability of AAIs
Gap 2: Network services
Gap 3: Diversity of services and providers
Gap 4: Diversity of access policies
Gap 5: Low awareness of e-infrastructures and services
Gap 6: Lack of expertise, training, easy tools, human networks
In order to increase infrastructure operability, six sets of recommendations have been identified.
Ensuring permanent and persistent interoperability of e-infrastructures is challenging, however, it is possible to identify the key elements and/or concepts important for e-infrastructure interoperability.
Interoperability can be guaranteed through a sets of conditions that are outlined in this report.