EOSC-SYNERGY – Organisation of access to the Infrastructure#

The Synergy Infrastructure is distributed across multiple countries and different organisations. This makes it complex to organise the infrastructure itself. Even more complex is the organisation of access policies, quotas, and rights.

The fundamental Organisation of the infrastructure is:

  • Resource Providers (national capacities, e.g. OpenStack Clusters, or HPC) connect themselves with the EGI Federated Cloud.
  • Resource Providers are free to decide who can access which share (quota) of their resources. The technical solution in SYNERGY is to use so called Virtual Organisations for this.
  • Virtual Organisations are self-managed groups of Scientists. The group Leader (or Principal Investigator, PI) will accept membership requests and allocate resources.