H2020 european projects EOSCPilot and EOSCPillar

The EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) is an initiative of the European Commission to provide a secure research environment in order to store, analyse and reuse data for research, innovation and education.
GRICAD is a partner in two projects:

In particular, GRICAD is actively involved in the implementation of the PICO2 (Pilot for Connecting Computing Centres) initiative, which aims to facilitate data and code flows between HPC and HTC infrastructures at regional, national and European level.
The centres involved are national centres (IDRIS, CCIN2P3, France Grille, DESY Germany), regional centres (GRICAD Grenoble, MCIA and Plafrim Bordeaux, GRIF CEA Orsay) and RENATER.
Several areas of work were addressed at the during the EOSCPilot project:
  • Data sharing through an IRODS zone federation,
  • Dedicated network connection via L3VPN,
  • Evaluation of different code carrying solutions: packaging and container systems.
The EOSCPillar project will allow the work to continue.

Regional project I-Risk

I-Risk is a response to the IRICE regional call to propose a natural risk innovation platform.
It includes 7 partners (Géolithe, Grenoble INP, INSA Lyon, IRSTEA, Université Grenoble Alpes, Université Savoie Mont Blanc and TENEVIA) and is supported by the INDURA cluster.
Within the framework of this project, GRICAD offers access to computing infrastructures.
Presentation brochure of the I-Risk platform (french) .

EQUIPEX project Equip@Meso

Equip@meso (Equipment for excellence in intensive computing of coordinated mesocentres - Springboard to petaflops and Exascale) was selected in the context of the call for projects "Equipment of excellence". 2010 of Future Investments. Coordinated by GENCI, the project received funding from 10.5 M€ over 10 years. Equip@meso brings together national and international actors regional to do, everywhere in France and whenever possible, of intensive computing and numerical simulation a vector of scientific and economic development.
Grenoble and its mesocentre (CIMENT at the time) was selected as a regional partner, which made it possible, with the aggregation of other financing, to invest in the massively parallel Froggy machine.
This project has been completed since December 2019.

ANR DUNE project SIDES 3.0

The SIDES 3.0 project (Intelligent Health Education System) is funded for a period of 3 years (August 2017-July 2020) by the ANR as part of the DUNE future investment programme for the development of experimental digital universities.
GRICAD is involved in WP1 on hardware and software infrastructure.


Modern seismology is based on the deployment of large observation networks composed of thousands of independent sensors that record data continuously. Data quality depends on the near real-time synchronization of the different stations that make up these networks. This is crucial for the study of earthquakes and imaging and monitoring issues. The objectives of the interdisciplinary project IWORMS are:

  • implement a new method for correcting dating based on the inter-correlation of ambient seismic noise
  • to apply this processing to continuous data flows.
This project was initially funded through a MASTODONS call from MITI CNRS. It is carried by researchers from the ISTerre laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from the LJK and engineers from GRICAD.