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Fusion research

EOSC-hub Competence Centre

The Fusion Research Community of plasma physicists, engineers, materials scientists and robotics specialists have a clear but ambitious goal: to develop nuclear fusion technologies as a clean, abundant and inexhaustible source of energy for the future of all mankind.

The work, so far scattered across many individual groups and experiments, is ramping up towards the advent of ITER – the largest fusion experiment ever to have been attempted, now under construction in Southern France with the support of a consortium of 7 international partners (including all countries in EURATOM), including all G8 nations.

Ambition

The CC's ambition is to assess whether the services provided by EOSC are suitable for use cases within the fusion community. This work has been split into two: one storage specific and one compute specific. The reason behind these investigations is in preparation for ITER data handling and analysis, which represents a major technological challenge for the fusion community.

Progress

The CC has successfully assessed the following services:

  • storage access with OneData: with the last release, OneData has been installed successfully with and data replication was performed and evaluated between CEA and PSNC.   
  • storage access with B2SAFE: testing of the technology is ongoing.
  • on the computing part the CC has containerised versions of the ITER Modelling and Analysis System (IMAS) which is being adopted as a standard amongst European and many international fusion sites, and are integrating code into this ready for deployment on EOSC-hub computational resources.

EOSC-hub services

EGI DataHub; B2SAFE; B2DROP; DODAS; INDICO-PaaS; 

Partners

UKAEA, STFC, CEA, PSNC, FZJ