One of EBRAINS’ ambitions is to foster collaborative brain science. Here we gather EBRAINS services which can be of general interest to researchers. We provide a platform for collaboration, exchange of ideas, codes and data via the Collaboratory, and access to our Computing and Storage Resources.
We provide a platform for collaboration, exchange of ideas, codes and data via the Collaboratory, and access to our Computing and Storage Resources.
The Collaboratory offers researchers and developers a secure environment in which they can work with others. Users have access to a Jupyter Notebook environment in the Collaboratory Lab, with a large range of EBRAINS tools pre-installed and ready to use. Notebooks are a powerful tool for research, alone or collaboratively, as well as for publishing results in the form of Live Papers. The Collaboratory also provides a common entry point to documentation, at the user-level and also for technical developers.
Users with more computationally intensive projects can request resources: node hours on some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, interactive supercomputing node hours, virtual machines on cloud servers, active storage available from the supercomputers, and object/archive storage. Such requests are addressed in the form of project proposals submitted for approval by the EBRAINS Infrastructure Access Committee. Service developers can additionally deploy services on a virtual machine orchestration solution running on our cloud servers and based on OpenShift.