Future Science on Future OpenStack: developing next generation infrastructure at CERN and SKA

Stig Telfer, StackHPC

The next generation of research infrastructure and large scale scientific instruments will face new magnitudes of data.

This talk presents two flagship programmes: the next generation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. Each in their way will push infrastructure to the limit.

The LHC has been one of the significant users of OpenStack in scientific computing. The SKA is now working to a final software architecture design and is focusing on OpenStack as an underlying middleware function.

Together, they plan to develop a common platform for scaling science: to accommodate new applications and software services, to deliver high ingest rate real-time and batch processing, to integrate high performance storage and to unlock the potential of software defined networking.