PIC contributes to the ESCAPE Data Analysis Challenge 2021

The PIC team is running tests for the ESCAPE DAC21 to evaluate the solutions proposed for the construction of the project’s Data Lake and Science Analysis Platform. The results will be published as part of the ESCAPE project output.

IFAE and PIC are involved in the ESCAPE (European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures) project that brings together the astronomy, astroparticle and particle physics communities putting together a cluster with ESFRI projects with aligned challenges of data-driven research, with demonstrated capabilities in addressing various stages of data workflow and concerned with fundamental research through complementary approaches.

ESCAPE has prepared a Data Analysis Challenge (DAC) in order to test, stress and evaluate the solutions and proposals for the construction of the ESCAPE Data Lake and the ESCAPE Science Analysis Platform, proposed by the partners involved in the Work Packages 2 and 5. During this week, PIC team is running tests for the ESCAPE DAC21 with two main contributions:

  1. Testing the workflow of MAGIC and CTA data transfer from the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (ORM) in the canary island of La Palma to PIC. The solution is implemented using RUCIO framework.
  2. Testing the integration of the ESCAPE Data Lake with Jupyter Notebooks to search and instantiate files from remote when running an astronomical analysis.

The results of this DAC21 week, will be then evaluated next year and will be part of the outputs of the ESCAPE project. More info about the ESCAPE project at https://projectescape.eu/

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