An open-source platform relevant beyond the current pandemic
The ARC platform’s open-source technology would allow rapid deployment to provide assistance in other countries affected by COVID-19. In particular, when searching for specialized resources such as key material assets, infrastructure availability, and university sector staff.
“The importance of the open source ARC Platform technology is that, it is not limited to its current use in Switzerland or, its use in the on-going COVID-19 crisis. It offers a way to respond to unconventional circumstances, in particular when the normal supply chain cannot be used”
Prof. Felix Schürmann, Director of Computing at EPFL – Blue Brain in Frontiers, Science News.
Since the platform is configurable with respect to actual roles and types of demands, its relevance easily extends beyond the current COVID-19 pandemic in order to assist with other types of emergencies such as natural disaster response scenarios.