The European Spallation Source (ESS), is the world’s most powerful neutron source for research, and will allow scientists in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics to understand basic structures of materials on a much more detailed level than before. Part of the huge setup of the ESS is an on-demand streaming channel, offered through the ESS high-performance data centre.

Strong connectivity and processing power is needed to achieve a processing speed that will allow ESS to stream the raw data from the experiments, process it, and return meaningful and scientifically valid data back to its users. The goal is to do this in as close to real time as possible.

Local and regional research and education networks are deeply involved in securing the powerful connectivity needed to process, store and transport these large amounts of data.

Read how in the latest In The Field story, which shows the support of DeiC, SUNET and NORDUnet.