Resources describe in general the goods and objects of the Gaia-X Ecosystem. A Resource can be a:
- Physical Resource: it has a weight, position in space and represents physical entity that hosts, manipulates, or interacts with other physical entities.
- Virtual Resource: it represents static data in any form and necessary information such as dataset, configuration file, license, keypair, an AI model, neural network weights, etc.
- Instantiated Virtual Resource: it represents an instance of a Virtual Resource. It is equivalent to a Service Instance and is characterized by endpoints and access rights.
- Gaia-X Architecture Document 22.10 - 4.3