ESS' Data Management and Software Centre moves to DTU
Scientific data management centre moves into the middle of DTU's strong research environment.
Monday 13 November 2023
ESS Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC) will move from Copenhagen to DTU Lyngby Campus in 2024. The first move will begin in February 2024 and is expected to be completed by April 2024.
DMSC is part of the European Spallation Source (ESS), which is an advanced research facility under construction in Lund, Sweden. ESS uses neutrons to gain deep insight into materials and systems in physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and medicine.
DMSC is building servers and software to support researchers and users from industry to have the right tools to interpret and understand data from their experiments. Today, DMSC employs about 35 specialists who, among other things, provide services and solutions for conducting scientific experiments. This includes the provision of software and hardware, as well as the collection, streaming, reduction, analysis, and management of data. Over the coming years, DMSC is expected to employ approximately 60 people.
"We look forward to welcoming DMSC. And we look forward to the good synergy that will develop between DTU and DMSC. There are many interconnection points between our institutions. For example, DTU has extensive experience in handling and analyzing large amounts of data, we have solid international collaborations, we are professionally embracing, and we have a long tradition of working across disciplines," says DTU Provost Rasmus Larsen, who also emphasizes that DMSC and ESS in Lund offer exciting opportunities for DTU's students.
Among DTU's strengths is a strong computer science and data science environment, which includes Computerome, which is one of Scandinavia's largest High-Performance Computing clusters dedicated to life science research. Computerome was established in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Furthermore, DTU, UCPH and Lund University collaborate on data analysis in the Center for Quantification of Imaging Data for experiments at MAXIV.
In addition, DTU has strong research environments within e.g., materials, life science, energy, environmental technology, quantum technology, and specifically in imaging, where researchers develop new techniques for capturing three-dimensional images of the internal structure and dynamics of materials – both using X-rays and using neutrons.