LEXIS

Lexis Logo The increasing quantities of data generated by modern industrial and business processes pose enormous challenges for organizations seeking to glean knowledge and understanding from the data. Combinations of HPC, Cloud and Big Data technologies are key to meeting the increasingly diverse needs of large and small organizations alike. Critically, access to powerful compute platforms for SMEs - which has been difficult due to both technical and financial reasons - may now be possible. LEXIS (Large-scale EXecution for Industry & Society) project will build an advanced engineering platform at the confluence of HPC, Cloud and Big Data which will leverage large-scale geographically-distributed resources from existing HPC infrastructure, employ Big Data analytics solutions and augment them with Cloud services. Driven by the requirements of the pilots, the LEXIS platform will build on best of breed data management solutions (EUDAT) and advanced, distributed orchestration solutions (TOSCA), augmenting them with new, efficient hardware capabilities in the form of Data Nodes and federation, usage monitoring and accounting/billing supports to realize an innovative solution. The consortium will develop a demonstrator with a significant Open Source dimension including validation, test and documentation. It will be validated in the pilots - in the industrial and scientific sectors (Aeronautics, Earthquake and Tsunami, Weather and Climate) – where significant improvements in KPIs including job execution time and solution accuracy are anticipated. LEXIS will promote the solution to the HPC, Cloud and Big Data sectors maximizing impact through targeted and qualified communications. LEXIS brings together a consortium with the skills and experience to deliver a complex multi-faceted project, spanning a range of complex technologies across seven European countries, including large industry, flagship HPC centres, industrial and scientific compute pilot users, technology providers and SMEs.

Events and Conferences

LEXIS Kick-off Meeting, Ostrava, 14-16 January 2019

Fast Facts

Project Duration

2019 - 2021

Contact person

Dr. Jens Weismüller

Funding agency

EU H2020

Partner Institutions

  • VYSOKA SKOLA BANSKA - TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA OSTRAVA
  • ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
  • ASSOCIAZIONE ITHACA-INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE COOPERATION AND ACTION
  • BAYERISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
  • BAYNCORE LABS LIMITED
  • BULL SAS
  • COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
  • CYCLOPS LABS GMBH
  • Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA
  • EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
  • GE AVIO SRL
  • HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
  • ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE
  • NALLATECH LIMITED
  • NUMTECH
  • OUTPOST 24 FRANCE
  • TESEO SPA TECNOLOGIE E SISTEMI ELETTRONICI ED OTTICI