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Supercomputing and FAIR data infrastructures are critical strategic resources and are key to ensuring that researchers reap the full benefits of data-driven science, lead the path to grand scientific discoveries and address global challenges.

Alignment and convergence with the HPC ecosystem is a natural scale-out for EOSC, driven by the commitment to serve the research communities and an imperative to coordinate technical choices and align the architectures of the HPC and EOSC federated environments.  

In this Ask Me Anything session we learn about ongoing work that supports the interoperability and the increased use of the HPC resources in the EOSC context. 

Several projects in the EOSC context are addressing issues around interoperability of the infrastructures (AAI, data movement, etc.), looking at resource allocation and access policies, and  aiming to ultimately enrich the EOSC offering and increase the adoption of HPC.

This session will also showcase a few examples of practical applications of this work together with insights into the interaction with the EOSC and the efforts to increase use of HPC resources and encourage the gradual move of scientific applications and code to the pre-exascale and the future  exascale. 


14:00 – 14:05 – Introduction 

14:05 – 14:35 – Supporting the use of HPC resources in the EOSC context 

-DICE (10´) – Chris Ariyo (CSC)

-C-SCALE (10´) – Nikolaos Triantafyllis (GRNET)

-EGI-ACE (10´) – Enol Fernandez (EGI)


14:35 – 14:50 – HPC use cases in the EOSC context 

-CompBioMed – Narges Zarrabi (SURF)

-UKAEA – Andrew Lahiff (UKAEA)


14:50 – 15:00 – Q&A 

Chris Ariyo (DICE)

DICE – Topic / title: Integration of data services with computing platforms

Chris is the task leader for DICE Task 4.1 (Integration of data services with computing platforms), member of Task 4.4(Sensitive Data) and member of the DICE Operational Advisory Board (OAB). EUDAT B2SHARE CDI service owner 

Nikolaos Triantafyllis (C-SCALE)

C-SCALE- Topic / title: The C-SCALE HPC federation for Earth Observation in EOSC

Nikolaos Triantafyllis, holds the position of HPC high-level support engineer at the National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET). Currently, he is involved in the H2020 C-SCALE and EOSC Future research projects. Before that, he was engaged in several EU and national research projects, such as the EOSC-hub project on behalf of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA).

Enol Fernández (EGI-ACE)

Federating HPC resources in EOSC via EGI-ACE 


Enol Fernandez is Cloud Solutions Manager at the EGI Foundation, leading the innovation in computing services of EGI and helping user communities to run their applications on the federated infrastructure. 

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Andrew Lahiff (UKEA)

Andrew Lahiff is a Data Centric HPC Specialist at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), where he working on simplifying access to global cloud and HPC computing resources, improving portability through the use of containers and helping users migrate from traditional HPC clusters to clouds.