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14:30 - 16:00
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Paris (19th arrondissement)

EuroHPC Summit Week 2022

The EuroHPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) 2022 will take place from 22 to 24 March in Paris, France. The conference will be hosted by GENCI, the French HPC agency, and organised by PRACE, the HPC-GIG project, and ETP4HPC.

On Wednesday, 23 March 2022, from 14:30 until 16:00h, Boris Dinstrans, CINES director and PHIDIAS project coordinator, will be one of the speakers in the “Data-driven Computing” session providing an overview of the "Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for Environment Sciences On-demand Services". The PHIDIAS project started in 2019 and will end in 2022, and, therefore, is mature enough to present its results, best practices, and lessons learned to the European HPC community on the solutions found and upcoming challenges, which is the project’s proposition for a contribution at the EuroHPC Summit Week 2022.

Learn more about PHIDIAS HPC project

In recent years, the relationship between Big Data and HPC has driven one of the most challenging yet promising directions in Data/Computing sciences and services, resulting in several European projects and initiatives, such as the Trans-Continuum Initiative (TCI) carried out by 8 EU organisations (5G IA, AIOTI, CLAIRE, DAIRO, ECSO, ETP4HPC, EU-Maths-In, HiPEAC).

To face and exploit the new data deluge, scientific and industrial communities need new cyberinfrastructures designed to provide on-demand, seamless services able to compute Exabytes of heterogeneous data. As an example for the Earth Sciences communities, 82,8 PiB of Copernicus Sentinel Data associated with more than 14M products have been downloaded in 2020 and the growth is exponential. The French e-infrastructure for Earth Sciences (Data Terra) only will manage 100 Exabytes of Data in 2022-2023. These new cyberinfrastructures will contribute to essential European initiatives such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), Digital Twins, Horizon Europe Mission.

However, several bottlenecks shall be solved to install new interconnected systems that will deal with important questions such as data transfer, data archiving, cybersecurity.

PHIDIAS (Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for On-demand Services) is an EU-funded project financed by the European Health and Digital Executive Executive Agency (HaDEA) under the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program, addressing the above-mentioned challenge by developing a prototype of a concrete realisation of a set of High-Performance Computing (HPC) based interdisciplinary services and tools to exploit large satellite datasets of public European interest. PHIDIAS gathers 13 partners among which are two supercomputing centres (CINES in France and CSC in Finland).

The final goal of the project is to develop and provide new services to discover, manage and process spatial and environmental data (in particular from the earth's surface, atmosphere, ocean). Around its 3 Use Cases, PHIDIAS also develops data post-processing methods coupled with HPC capabilities. The PHIDIAS supercomputing infrastructure could be used in more than 800 European scientific, industrial and public sector applications, helping achieve the EU's Destination Earth initiative, bringing about significant improvements in weather forecasting, urban and rural planning, waste and water management and oceanographic, marine and frozen environment modeling.

The cyberinfrastructure in PHIDIAS also paves the way for the use of the future European HPC capacities among which the new ADASTRA (CINES – 2022 – 70PFlops) and LUMI (CSC – 2022 – 550Pflops) machines.

About EuroHPC Summit Week 2022

The EHPCSW 2022 will gather the main European HPC stakeholders from technology suppliers and HPC infrastructures to scientific and industrial HPC users in Europe. As in previous years, PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, organises the eighth edition of its Scientific and Industrial Conference (PRACEdays22) within the EHPCSW 2022. PRACEdays22 will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering. The EHPCSW 2022 will provide a great opportunity for the attendees to network.

Further information is available on the event webpage. See you there!


Boris Dintrans

Boris Dintrans


Boris Dintrans is the PHIDIAS coordinator and has been the director of the C.I.N.E.S. (Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur) since 2017. He has previously been the director of the National programme of Astrophysics in the National Institute of Universe Sciences (INSU) of CNRS, after more than fifteen years working as a researcher in astrophysics in the team of "Physics of the Sun, Stars and Exoplanets" (PS2E) from the Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP).

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