About the EXDCI / EXDCI-2 projects

EXDCI-2

Through the joint action of PRACE and ETP4HPC, EXDCI-2 mobilises the European HPC stakeholders. The project builds upon the achievements of EXDCI and will continue its participation in the support of the European HPC Ecosystem with two main goals:

  • Development and advocacy of a competitive European HPC Exascale Strategy by supporting the implementation of a common European HPC strategy, open to synergistic areas including High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The expertise of the partners and stakeholders will permit to elaborate a transversal prospective vision.
  • Coordination of the stakeholder community for European HPC at the Exascale through joint community structuring and synchronisation. This entails ensuring EXDCI-2 stakeholder representation in the main development of the European HPC eco-system towards Exascale, such as:
    • The development of relationships with other ecosystems including upstream technologies as photonics and electronics, High Performance Embedded Computing (HiPEAC) and Big Data (BDVA)
    • In the context of the upcoming European Data Infrastructure (EDI) a road mapping activity toward future converged HPC, HPDA and AI needs and new services from PRACE users communities and CoE
    • The continuation of BDEC activities, for international participation of European stakeholders on the integration from edge computing to HPC, including Data Analytics and AI
    • The mapping and analysis of related national and international R&I research agendas

EXDCI-2 gives particular attention to creating synergies with the CoEs – for example with FocusCoE – and to building on the outcomes of FET HPC projects.

EXDCI achivements and legacy

Following the vision of the European Commission in HPC, the ecosystem is based on three pillars: HPC Technology Provision, HPC Infrastructure and HPC Application Resources.

EXDCI aimed to support the road-mapping, strategy-making and performance-monitoring activities of the eco-system, including building and maintaining relations with other international HPC activities and regions, or other communities (Big Data, IoT).

The EXDCI coordination has contributed to a much-increased momentum of HPC related activities and to the strategic goal of coordinating complementary stakeholder groups. The most significant achievements of the EXDCI project include:

  • Expanding the European HPC worldwide
  • Significantly developing relations between HPC stakeholders
  • Widely associating stakeholders in joint road-mapping exercises
  • Taking a leading role in the BDEC forum concerning HPC and Big Data convergence

As shown in the table below, the project summarizes its major achievements in three main pillars:

EXDCI paves the way towards a common European HPC strategy

Project acronym:

European Extreme Data & Computing Initiative (EXDCI)

 

Collaboration

 

Strategic instruments

 

European HPC development

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 28/02/2018
Total budget: €2.5 milion

 

Project partners:
PRACELogoETP4HPCLogo

 

Objectives:
EXDCI aims to support the road-mapping, strategy-making and performance-monitoring activities of the ecosystem.

Annual European HPC Summit Week Conference

 

 

Worldwide Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing conferences

 

 

HPC Extreme-scale Demonstrators: Prototypes of future HPC systems

PRACE Scientific Case: Roadmap for key scientific application challenges

 

 

Strategic Research Agenda: HPC technological European research roadmap

 

 

Pathways to Convergence: Extreme Computing and Big Data international roadmap

 

 

European HPC Programme impact assessment methodology

2017 Handbook of European HPC Projects

 

 

Promoting HPC careers: Job/training opportunities and case studies

 

 

Set of recommendations for SMEs and start-ups

The EXDCI project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 671558.

Many actions in EXDCI-2 build on the success of EXDCI, as well as actions that took place under the previous FP7 projects EESI and EESI2.

General Information

 

 

EXDCI

EXDCI-2

Project Name

European eXtreme Data and Computing Initiative

European eXtreme Data and Computing Initiative - 2

Acronym

EXDCI

EXDCI-2

Project Type

CSA – Coordination & support action

CSA – Coordination & support action

Grant Agreement Number

671558

800957

Project Coordinator

PRACE

PRACE

Duration

30 months

30 months

Number of Partners

2

4

Project Cost

€ 2.5m

€ 2.44m

Funding from the EC

€ 2.5m

€ 2.44m

Start Date

1 September 2015

1 March 2018

End Date

28 February 2018

31 August 2020