PHIDIAS - Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for On-demand Services is a EU-funded project financed by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) under the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The project addresses the development and concrete realisation of a set of High-Performance Computing (HPC) based interdisciplinary services and tools to exploit large satellite datasets of public European interest provided by:
- Satellite observation of Earth
- FAIR access to processed datasets
- Value-added services through large data storage capability and high-bandwidth network across Europe
PHIDIAS offers a catalogue allowing users to discover and access data, but also relevant open source software, public application programming interfaces (APIs) and interactive processing services. The project also implements an end-user web common interactive processing service based on notebook and datacube technologies.
PHIDIAS aims at creating access services to increase the HPC and data capacities of the European Data Infrastructure in the context of the Connecting European Framework (CEF) on open data. In particular, in collaboration with all the consortium members, the project will pursue the following objectives:
- Build a prototype for earth’s scientific data and high-performance computing services.
- Optimise and industrialise treatment workflows for extensive reusability.
- Ensure open access to standardised HPC services.
- Improve FAIRisation processes and open access.
- Develop new data-processing models coupled with HPC capabilities.
- Deploy data-processing methods as a service for the scientific community
The PHIDIAS Consortium brings together a committed, competent and complementary Consortium of 13 Partners from 5 European countries led by CINES - The French National Computing Centre for Higher Education.