In DEISA2, activities and services relevant for Application Enabling, Operation, and Technologies are continued and enhanced, as these are indispensable for the effective support of world-leading computational sciences in the area of supercomputing. The service provisioning model is extended from one that supports a single project to one supporting Virtual European Communities. Collaborative activities will be carried out with new European and other world-leading initiatives. Of strategic importance is the cooperation with the PACE initiative which is preparing for the installation of a limited number of leadership-class tier-0 supercomputers in Europe.
For a future persistent European HPC ecosystem, as suggested by ESFRI, which integrates national tier-1 centres and the new tier-0 centres, DEISA2 will deliver a turnkey operational solution. For this goal, DEISA2 targets the integration of further national computing centres as Associated Partners. DEISA2 will also contribute to interoperation of distributed infrastructures.