PHIDIAS – HPC prototype / data infrastructure for on-demand services

  • Project start date : 01/09/2019
  • End of the project : 01/09/2022
  • Duration : 36 months
  • Coordinator : CINES

Phidias HPC is one of the 3 European projects led by Data Terra. It focuses on the development of complete services for discovering, managing and processing space and environmental data to support scientists involved in the atmosphere, ocean and land surfaces fields.

The project focuses on the development and concrete realization of a interdisciplinary package of services and tools based on High Performance Computing (HPC) to exploit large satellite data sets of European public interest provided by :

  • Satellite Earth Observation
  • FAIR access to processed data sets
  • Value-added services thanks to a large data storage capacity and a high bandwidth network across Europe

PHIDIAS proposes to develop a catalog that will allow users to discover and access data, relevant open source software, public APIs and interactive processing services. The catalog will implement interoperable services for data discovery, access and processing, and will be connected to other major data repositories such as the European Data Portal, GEOSS, NextGEOSS and EOSC. It will also implement a common interactive web processing service for end users based on notebook and data cube technologies.

This European project brings together a consortium of 13 partners led by the CINES (Centre National d’Informatique de l’Enseignement Supérieur français) from 5 European countries (France, Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, Italy)

List of 13 partners: CINES, CNRS, IFREMER, IRD, CERFACTS, GEOMATYS, CSC, Mariene Informatie Service MARIS BV (MARIS), Neovia innovation, Spascia, Syke, Trust-IT Services, University of Liege.

The research infrastructure Data Terra is involved in the project as well as the data and services clusters THEIA, AERIS and ODATIS. DATA TERRA manages the WP3 activity package for the technical coordination of the whole project.

➡️ You can follow the PHIDIAS actions via the project website