This WG was active in 2021-22.

Main objective

Focus of the Working Group (WG) will be driving the technical evolution of the EGI Federation in the area of Data Transfer.


To support this goal, the WG will carry out the following  activities

  • Perform a technology scouting to identify available technical solutions to transfer large amount of data;
  • Deal with user communities to gather requirements and recurrent use cases;
  • Identify gaps of the current solutions with a focus on those from the technology providers participating in the WG;
  • Discuss and plan enhancements for technical providers.

Data Transfer WG Composition

EGI is engaging different types of stakeholders to accomplish the objectives of this WG:

  • User communities: which will have a forum to present their requirements and use cases; to test and validate transfer services
  • Technical providers: which can benefit of direct contacts with large communities to drive the evolution of their services
  • EGI infrastructure providers: which can deploy the solutions delivered in the context of the WG.

Duration and outcome

The WG has a duration of one year ( which can be extended) and its main activity is to assess for each data transfer use case the best solution

available and derive technical objectives in the planned timescale, taking into account the available resources.


Documents and resources


Mandate and Terms of References

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EGI Foundation

WG ChairA. Manzi
TCB ChairD. Scardaci
Cloud Solutions ManagerE. Fernandez

User communities

EOSC-lifeJ. Clark-CaseyEBI
INFNS. PardiINFN-Napoli
SKAPriyaa ThavasimaniU. Manchester

Representatives for service providers

GlobusR. Ananthakrishnan, V. VasiliadisU. Chicago
FTSE. Karavakis,  M PatrascoiuCERN
RucioM. BarisitsCERN
OnedataL. Dutka, B. KryzaCYFRONET

EGI infrastructure providers

STFCI. Collier, A. Dewhurst, J. WalderSTFC
Technology/Infra Provider:dCache/DESY P. MillarDESY
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