PHIDIAS – Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for on-demand Services
- Start date: 01/09/2019
- End date: 01/09/2022
- Duration: 36 months
- Coordinator: CINES
PHIDIAS HPC is one of the three European projects being led by Data Terra. Its focus is on developing full services for discovering, managing and processing spatial and environmental data to support scientists working in the fields of the atmosphere, oceans and land surfaces.
The project aims to develop and build a suite of inter-disciplinary services and tools based on high-performance computing (HPC) to exploit large satellite datasets of European public interest:
- Satellite observation of Earth
- FAIR access to processed datasets
- Value-added services through large data storage capability and a high-bandwidth network across Europe
PHIDIAS proposes to develop a catalogue that will let users discover and access data, as well as useful open-source software, public application programming interfaces (APIs) and interactive processing services. The catalogue will implement interoperable services for discovering, accessing and processing data, and will be connected to other major reference datasets like the European Data Portal, GEOSS, NextGEOSS and EOSC. It will also provide a common web-based interactive processing service for end-users built around notebook and data cube technologies.
This European project is being pursued by a consortium of 13 partners from five nations—France, Belgium, Finland, Netherlands and Italy—and led by CINES, the French higher education computer science centre.
The 13 partners are CINES, CNRS, Ifremer, IRD, CERFACTS, GEOMATYS, CSC, Mariene Informatie Service MARIS BV (MARIS), Neovia innovation, Spascia, Syke, Trust-IT Services and the University of Liège.
The Data Terra research infrastructure is involved in the project with its Theia, AERIS and ODATIS data hubs. Data Terra is leading WP3 for the project’s overall technical coordination.