Bologna, Italy

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12 June 2023 to 14 June 2023

At the Joint ECFA-NuPECC-APPEC (JENA) Seminar in May 2022 in Madrid, both the plenary presentations and the closed session of funding agency representatives revealed that there is an increased need for discussions on the strategy and implementation of European federated computing at future large-scale research facilities.

The status, needs and plans on a European level for large infrastructures are diverse and not coherent, e.g.,

  • In particle physics the concept for HL-LHC computing is discussed, in particular how the WLCG concept can be adapted to cope with the increased demands
  • in nuclear physics the computing is currently organized mainly facility based and the community has limited access to the national computing centers
  • in astroparticle physics various totally different computing models for the distributed large-scale infrastructures exist

For all these research areas, issues of scaling will be the challenge of the next decade. Within JENA, synergies and commonalities will be of utmost importance in this scaling.

Therefore, APPEC, ECFA and NuPECC decided to organize a European, cross-community workshop on the strategy of computing.

Objectives of the workshop:

  • What are the requirements of computing in the next decade and can we find synergies? Synergies in resources (facilities) as well as in software for efficient use of the resources.
  • Identify where synergies are beneficial for all communities (and funding agencies).
  • This is an initial kick-off workshop. We aim to set up working groups to explore synergies and cooperation in certain areas. The results will be discussed with representatives of the funding agencies at the next JENA symposium.


ESCAPE in the JENA Computing Workshop

Giovanni Lamanna (ESCAPE Open Collaboration Coordinator), and Ian Bird (ESCAPE Technical Coordinator), were invited to give talks about ESCAPE and the project helps advancing Open Science to the next level within the the EU frameworks.

The agenda and presentations are available here: https://agenda.infn.it/event/34738/timetable/