International projects

We gained significant international credit thanks to our results in the area of advanced networking technologies and applications. We participate in a number of international projects:

8K Studio over IP bridge (8KSVIP)
Period: 06/2016–09/2018

Programe: Eurostars-2

The project objective is to create blocks for economic connection of networks and SDI type video interfaces for devices working at the 8K (UHD-2) resolution. The project outcomes will enable creation of products for 8K video with high video quality and low latency using implementations of JPEG2000 and TICO type codecs.

AARC (Authentication and Authorization for Research and Collaboration)
Period: 05/2015–04/2017

Programme: H2020-EINFRA-7-2014 „Provision of core services across enfrastructure“

The goal of AARC is to address technical and functional gaps that prevent the interoperability of existing R&E AAIs. AARC objectives are: Deliver the design of an integrated cross-discipline AAI framework (eduGAIN), increase the uptake of federated access within different research communities, pilot critical components of the proposed integrated AAI, and validate the results by engaging with the research communities.

Clock network services: Strategy and innovation for clock services over optical-fibre networks (CLONETS)
Period: 01/2017–06/2019

Programme: H2020-INFRAINNOV-2016-2017, Coordination and Support Action (CSA)

The project objective is to build a partnership for a pan-European network of photonic services, particularly “high performance time and frequency (clock) services”.

DEEP-HybridDataCloud
Period: 11/2017–04/2020

Programme: H2020

TThe key concept proposed in the DEEP Hybrid DataCloud project is the need to support intensive computing techniques that require specialized HPC hardware, like GPUs or low latency interconnects, to explore very large datasets. A Hybrid Cloud approach enables the access to such resources that are not easily reachable by the researchers at the scale needed in the current EU e-infrastructure. We also propose to deploy under the common label of “DEEP as a Service” a set of building blocks that enable the easy development of applications requiring these techniques: deep learning using neural networks, parallel post-processing of very large data, and analysis of massive online data streams. Three pilot applications exploiting very large datasets in Biology, Physics and Network Security are proposed, and further pilots for dissemination into other areas like Medicine, Earth Observation, Astrophysics, and Citizen Science will be supported in a testbed with significant HPC resources, including latest generation GPUs, to evaluate the performance and scalability of the solutions. A DevOps approach will be implemented to provide the chain to ensure the quality of the software and services released, that will also be offered to the developers of research applications. The project will evolve to TRL8 existing services and technologies at TRL6+, including relevant contributions to the EOSC by the INDIGO-DataCloud H2020 project, that the project will enrich with new functionalities already available as prototypes, notably the support for GPUs and low latency interconnects. These services will be deployed in the project testbed, offered to the research communities linked to the project through pilot applications, and integrated under the EOSC framework, where they can be further scaled up in the future.
Digital Restoration of Czech Film Heritage
Period: 08/2014–04/2017

Programme: Norway Grants /Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, CZ 06 „Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Arts

The aim of the project is to preserve Czech film heritage and provide the public with access to it by taking advantage of new technology.  CESNET will ensure internet connection with the external supplier that will enable us to remotely oversee key moments of the digitization and digital restoration process.

EGI-Engage – Engaging the EGI Community towards an Open Science Commons 
Period: 03/2015–08/2017

Programme: H2020-EINFRA-2014-2; Specific Action 6

The project objective is to continue developing international EGI cooperation and, specifically, to support further development of the coordinating organisation, EGI.eu. An important component of the project is the involvement of extensive user communities, particularly those that represent ESFRI and other major projects.

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE: Fast-track ELIXIR implementation and drive early user exploitation across the life-sciences
Period: 09/2015–08/2019

Programme: H2020-INFRADEV-1-2015-1, Topic: INFRADEV-3-2015

Project aims to establish European infrastructure for life scences. It should provide computational environment, data storage facilities and unique tools for the bioinformatical science community. CESNET participates in the Technical services activity which task is to create common framnework for provisioning of computing and data storage services.

The European Open Science Cloud for Research Pilot Project (EOSCpilot)
Period: 2017 – 2018

Programme: H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2017, Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

The objective of EOSCpilot is to support stage one of the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as defined in the Regulation of the European Commission on European Cloud Initiatives.

GN4-2 (SGA2-GEANT2020) – Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA)
Period: 05/2016–12/2018

Programme: H2020-EINFRA-2014-2, EINFRA-2016-2017

GÉANT communications infrastructure currently makes network services available to approximately 40 million users at more than 3,500 institutions in 38 European countries. The connectivity provided includes connection of European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) via GÉANT with similar networks such as the Internet2 and ESnet in the USA, the CANARIE in Canada and networks on other continents. The seven years framework project GÉANT2020 was launched in May 2015.

GN4-2 is the ongoing second phase of the GEANT2020 project. The project is a follow-up on the implementation defined in the framework agreement (FPA) made between the GÉANT Consortium and the European Commission in April 2015 for a period of 68 months. The project objective is to develop a pan-European communications infrastructure for GÉANT R&D and to follow up on the implementation of the project GA4-1.

INDIGO-DataCloud (INtegrating Distributed data Infrastructures for Global ExplOitation)
Period: 05/2015–10/2017

Programme: H2020-EINFRA-2014-2

In INDIGO, key European developers, resource providers, e-infrastructures and scientific communities have joined to ensure the successful exploitation and sustainability of the project outcome. INDIGO will develop and deliver software components allowing execution of applications on Cloud and Grid based infrastructures, as well as on HPC clusters. The project will extend existing PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions, allowing public and private e-infrastructures, including those provided by EGI, EUDAT, PRACE and Helix Nebula, to integrate their existing services, make them available through AAI services compliant with GEANT’s interfederation policies, thus guaranteeing transparency and trust in the provisioning of such services.

MAGIC (Middleware for collaborative Applications and Global vIrtual Communities)
Period: 06/2015–05/2017

Programme: H2020-INFRASUPP-2014-2

The MAGIC Project seeks to establish a set of agreements for Europe, Latin America and other participating World Regions, aiming at consolidating and completing the building blocks of middleware necessary for the establishment of a marketplace of services and real-time applications for international and inter-continental research groups which facilitates mobility and the work of global science communities.

PROTECTIVE – Proactive Risk management througt Improved Cyber Situational Awarene
Period: 09/2016 – 08/2019

Programme: H2020-DS-2015-1, Innovation Action (IA)

The main objective of the project is to create a pilot system for timely submission and analysis of events related to the national cyberspace. The system will enable information mining and sharing among the involved security teams, including the national and governmental teams of the Czech Republic, with the aim of being able to predict the progress of an attack and warn the involved infrastructures.

There are many completed international projects in which we participated.

Last change: 24.7.2018