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Architecture & Technology

WP3 is lead by Brian Matthews. The goal of WP3 is to define a technological approach to provisioning a data infrastructure for Physical Sciences. The PSDI proposes to provide a state-of-the-art, enterprise scale digital infrastructure for research that is distributed across centres and responsive to the needs of the user community. It should provide a scalable, adaptable and accessible infrastructure that is secure and reliable, while being compatible with related data infrastructure initiatives supporting research. This work package will focus on scoping the design for the common infrastructure architecture for PSDI. This planning will develop an Options analysis for the core infrastructure including a survey of current technology and requirements analysis. We will define an Initial Architecture design and prototype some example technologies for infrastructure provision.

This will work closely with WP2 and WP4 to engage with the community on their technology requirements.


The intended outputs for WP3 are:

  • Enterprise Architecture Design

    • Technology Requirements

    • Linking in with systems

  • Options analysis