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PHIDIAS at the EuroHPC Summit Week 2022

PHIDIAS at the EuroHPC Summit Week 2022

Boris Dintrans, PHIDIAS project coordinator and CINES director, recently had the occasion to take part in the EuroHPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) 2022 session on “Data-driven Computing” organised by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), and the European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing (ETP4HPC), The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and the European Commission (EC) are also involved in the organisation of the conference, from 22-24 March 2022.

The EuroHPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) 2022 gathers 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, co-locates its Scientific and Industrial Conference (PRACEdays22) at the EuroHPC Summit Week 2022.

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, and Horizon Europe Missions.

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

PHIDIAS: Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for Environment Sciences On-demand Services

On 23 March 2022, Boris DINTRANS presented PHIDIAS HPC, its results, best practices and lessons learned to the European HPC community on the solutions found and upcoming challenges in the session on “Data-driven Computing” parallel track during the Science Day chaired by Laura Grigori (Sorbonne Université).

PHIDIAS 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 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, and 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

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

Join the PHIDIAS Final Impact Webinar

To learn more about the exciting results, PHIDIAS is inviting you to join its Final Impact Webinar entitled “The path towards new services to increase HPC and Data capacities taking place on 12 July 2022 from 14:30 to 16:30 CEST.

This Webinar will feature representatives of the entire Consortium with the specific goal to provide an exhaustive overview of the main advancements of the three Use Cases impacting the Satellite Data, Marine and Ocean data, and Earth Observation research communities and to share the most meaningful and innovative lessons learned.

Register now to know more about the tangible outputs achieved by the Phidias HPC initiative at service of the European HPC and Research community, including main features, concrete impact and prospective advantages for Research & HPC ecosphere.

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