LEXIS (Large-scale EXecution for Industry & Society) project aims to build an advanced, geographically-distributed, High performance computing (HPC) infrastructure for Big Data analytics within three targeted pilot test-beds. By proposing innovative technologies and exploiting data available from test-bed partners, LEXIS aims to generate valuable outcomes and improve the efficiency and quality of services provided to different stakeholders involved in the test-beds. The developed services will be made available to external stakeholders, with the aim of stimulating the interest of European industries and creating an ecosystem of organisations that could benefit from the implemented platform. LEXIS will address key strategic objectives that will be transversally pursued all across the work. We aim to demonstrate the benefits of our project in the context of three industrial test-beds, leveraging modern technologies from High performance computing (HPC), Big Data, and Cloud computing. We will refer to Key Performance Indicators to demonstrate success against the declared objectives within the industrial test-beds. These KPIs are relevant not only for the objectives themselves, but also for the various stakeholders involved.
LEXIS Consortium is a balanced mix of complementary companies, supercomputing centres, research institutes, and universities to cover the spectrum of scientific and technological innovation that the project relies on, and to leverage the varying dissemination expertise and community links of the different project members for maximum impact. It is composed of sixteen (16) partners, geographically distributed in seven (7) European countries. LEXIS is built on top of infrastructure and knowledge provided by three supercomputing research centres: LRZ, one of Germany’s three National Supercomputing Centres (Tier-0), IT4I, the Czech National Tier-1 Supercomputing Centre, and ECMWF, which provides world-leading global weather forecasts in a time-critical HPC environment. The industry is represented by three companies (Atos/Bull, TESEO and Avio Aero) and four SME partners are involved in LEXIS as well (O24, CYC, BAY and NUM). The innovation potential of the LEXIS project draws – besides technical foundations – fundamentally from the scientific expertise provided by six research organisations: LINKS, CEA, ITHACA, CIMA, GFZ and AWI.