What is ML_INFN? Machine Learning is an emerging technology in data analytics, and as such is of great interest for the scientific researches carried on at INFN. A fruitful approach to Machine Learning is a complex balance of many ingredients: a reasonable understanding of its theoretical aspects, a study on similar cases in literature and the availability of performant and tailored technological platforms. These three ingredients are at the basis of the ML_INFN (“Machine Learning at INFN”) project, as funded by the INFN CSN5 for the years 2020-2022. ML_INFN has chosen INFN Cloud as the platform to provide access to the tailored resources for its users – potentially the entire […]

Object Storage, a paradigm change in data storage

block vs object storage, different worlds? A scalable, resilient and secure storage space Object Storage represents a major paradigm change in the data lifecycle. Objects have a software layer that manages metadata, access permissions and intelligent behaviors directly at the data level. It is a perfect place to store your static files and use them from your application, or simply make them accessible on the web. Scalable There’s no need to anticipate the provisioning of the additional storage space to meet your growing needs. Object Storage provides unlimited space for your applications. Store all types of files, without being constrained by low disk space. Resilient Your data is placed within […]

Jupyter Notebooks in INFN Cloud

What Jupyter Notebook is The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application, based on a set of open standards for interactive computing, that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text.   Uses include also data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modelling, data visualization, machine learning, and much more.  These documents provide a complete and self-contained record of a computation that can be converted to various formats and shared with others using email, Dropbox, version control systems (like git/GitHub) or  Image courtesy of Jupyter Project:  What can you do  Jupyter Notebook @ INFN-CLOUD  Based on the experience gained in the past years, INFN-Cloud offers the possibility to perform different deployments of Jupyter Notebooks, in particular:  Develop on Jupyter with Notebook persistence […]

Data analysis in INFN Cloud

What is data analysis? Over the past years, technology made big progress and we are now able to store massive amounts of data. Still, information and knowledge must be extracted from them because of data high dimensionality and complexity. The new breed of analytical data expert, the data scientists, who have the technical skills to solve complex problems and the curiosity to explore what problems need to be solved, have the role to perform the transformations of the data that make sense, in order to deliver knowledge and wisdom.  Data analysis is a process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions […]