Published June 25, 2019 | Version v1
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Compute and data federation (Deliverable 2.5)

  • 1. Fundacio Centre De Regulacio Genomica
  • 2. Uppsala Universitet
  • 3. Edelweiss Connect
  • 4. Informatics Matters Limited
  • 5. Universiteit Maastricht


This report details the work involved in the federation of compute and data resources between the OpenRiskNet e-infrastructure and external resources. The reference environment has been designed to be capable of handling the majority of requirements for users’ wishes to deploy and run services. However specific situations demand solutions where either the computation, the data or both reside outside the OpenRiskNet e-infrastructure. This deliverable is related to Tasks 2.7 (Interconnecting virtual environment with external infrastructures) and Tasks 2.8 (Federation between virtual environments).

Resource intensive analyses, such as those performed in toxicogenomics, can have CPU, memory or disk requirements that cannot be assumed to be available across all deployment scenarios. Human sequencing data may have restrictions on where it can be processed and the vast quantity of this data often predicates that it is more efficient to “bring the computation to the data”. In achieving Tasks 2.7 and 2.8, we can demonstrate how the virtual environment can utilise external infrastructure including commercial cloud providers and data stores.


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OpenRiskNet – OpenRiskNet: Open e-Infrastructure to Support Data Sharing, Knowledge Integration and in silico Analysis and Modelling in Risk Assessment 731075
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