Archiving and preservation for research environments

vCHEP2021: 25th International Conference on Computing in High-Energy and Nuclear Physics

The CHEP conference series addresses the computing, networking and software issues for the world’s leading data‐intensive science experiments that currently analyse hundreds of petabytes of data using worldwide computing resources.

vCHEP 2021 will be held as a virtual event between Monday-Friday 17th-21st May 2021.

ARCHIVER will be presented on the 19 May 2021 at 18:32 CEST by Ignacio Peluaga Lozada (CERN), discussing the several data preservation efforts that have been undertaken by the HEP community over the last decades, as experiments are not repeatable and consequently their data considered unique, and introducing ARCHIVER as a pre-commercial procurement project procuring R&D combining multiple ICT technologies including data-intensive scalability, network, service interoperability and business models, in a hybrid cloud environment. The presentation will highlight the use cases deployed by four research organisations (CERN, DESY, EMBL-EBI and PIC/IFAE) in the fields of Astrophysics, HEP, Life Sciences and Photon-Neutron Sciences in order to create an innovation ecosystem for specialist data archiving and preservation companies willing to introduce new services capable of supporting the expanding needs of research. The HEP use cases being deployed include the CERN Opendata portal, preserving a second copy of the completed BaBar experiment and the CERN Digital Memory digitising CERN’s multimedia archive of the 20th century. In parallel, ARCHIVER has established an Early Adopter programme whereby additional use cases can be incorporated at each of the project phases thereby expanding services to multiple research domains and countries.

See the full agenda and register for the event at this link.