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The release of the first version of the AI4EOSC platform and the next call for external users will mark the project's halfway milestone in February 2024. The three use cases integrated in the project –agrometeorology, integrated plant protection and thermography– are already using the platform to exploit their data to the fullest and develop artificial intelligence applications according to their needs. Specifically, the platform provides users with their necessary computational requirements, such as memory disk, CPU cores and GPUs. Throughout the first half of the project (funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe call), several updates have been made to the architecture of the platform, which follows the C4 interactive model and is openly available for consultation. Although the platform has not been launched to the general public yet, it already has dozens of jobs running, including developers and use cases, and a total of 28 GPUs are in use.…

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More than 50 people attended the first AI4EOSC platform user’s workshop which was held in hybrid format at the Institute of Informatics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (IISAS) in Bratislava and organised by the IISAS and KIT partners. The aim of the event was to promote collaboration between the different partners involved, as well as the sharing of advances, available resources, how to use them, corresponding demonstrations, and in short, general knowledge exchange between the AI4EOSC platform developers and providers and use cases of the AI4EOSC and iMagine projects. This two-day event has allowed to bring AI4EOSC platform users, supporters, researchers and developers together to share their experiences and upcoming updates of the platform. People involved in the European project had participated as well as iMagine project partners, an EU-funded project which makes active use of the computing resources deployed with AI4OS, with the mission to deploy, operate, validate,…

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The recently presented DeepR 2023 ECMWF Code For Earth challenge outcome was made possible thanks to the use of the AI4EOSC platform. “This project wouldn’t have been possible without the computational resources provided by AI4EOSC and the European Weather Cloud”, said Mario Santa Cruz, one of the researchers involved in DeepR. “It allowed us to train AI models that can now be used by anybody”, he added. DeepR deals with the use of Artificial Intelligence for generating high resolution reanalysis datasets and was developed by Spaniards Antonio Pérez, Mario Santa Cruz (both with Predictia, an AI4EOSC partner) and Javier Díez (with IFCA, the AI4EOSC coordinator), mentored by Mariana Clare, Matthew Chantry, Andras Horanyi and Cornel Soci. Santa Cruz and Pérez presented the outcomes of their challenge on 20th September 2023 in the Italian city of Bologna. You can learn more about DeepR and other 2023 Code For Earth challenges here.…

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Last week researchers from IFCA-CSIC attended the AIHUB CSIC Summer School in Barcelona, Spain. Specifically, IFCA researchers presented three posters related to different research projects in the area of artificial intelligence. One of them, entitled "Application of federated learning to medical imaging scenarios'' is part of the  AI4EOSC project. One of the goals of AI4EOSC is to allow the creation of AI systems on distributed datasets, with a special focus on federated learning. The aim of the project is to support the management of experiments through the platform dashboard. Some of the results obtained in the publication entitled “Study of the performance and scalability of federated learning for medical imaging with intermittent clients”, published in the journal Neurocomputing, and funded within the AI4EOSC project framework, were presented. The use case presented in the poster covers a medical image analysis of chest X-ray images using a federated learning architecture. Applying this…

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AI4EOSC recently participated in a productive two-day meeting in Brussels organized by the EOSC Association and the European Commission (EC). The gathering served as a platform to discuss various crucial aspects of the project's contributions towards the European Open Science Cloud Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and the ongoing development of the EOSC. The event brought together project coordinators, representatives from INFRAEOSC projects, experts from the European Commission's DG-CNET and DG-RTD, as well as the Research Executive Agency (REA). The core part of the meeting consisted of lively discussions surrounding the INFRAEOSC projects' individual contributions to the SRIA, focusing on how they align with the overarching goals of research and innovation in the EOSC. To this aim, the EOSC-Focus project is developing a macro-roadmap view of the overall contributions, a commendable effort that will make it easier to get insights of the current EOSC advancement. Project coordinators had the opportunity to share insights, experiences, and…

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The AI4EOSC project is being featured during the EGI Conference 2023 (Enabling Grids for E-Science), an international meeting of scientists, IT experts as well as computing and service providers taking place in the Polish city of Poznan 19-23 June. AI4EOSC marks its presence in the speeches of panelists on sessions and trainings focused on machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (“Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in distributed/federated environments”, “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Lightning Talks”, “Dataspaces and AI/ML services in the agricultural domain”, “Training: Bringing your AI models to EOSC”). The aim of the event, co-organized by the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), is to summarize the current activities within the EGI – Advanced Computing Services for Research. AI4EOSC receives funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe 2022 research and innovation programme under agreement #101058593 Privacy policy | Contact us

The largest industry event in Poland, National Field Days was held on 3-5 June, 2023. During the event. organized by the Wielkopolska Agricultural Advisory Centre in Poznan (WODR), the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) presented modern IT solutions for agriculture supporting the event’s Innovation Zone. AI4EOSC was also presented with the project in the Innovation Zone at a separate stand of PSNC and WODR, presenting the results of projects related to the use of AI in agriculture. It was visited by the Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Robert Telus, and the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski. The topic of modern agriculture in practice and the demonstrations of the cutting-edge tools used in agriculture was fostered by examples of the use of robots and drones, mobile application and presentations on precision farming and artificial intelligence. The event gathered tens of thousands of visitors and hundreds of industry companies from all…

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AI4EOSC experts will host a training on how the project evolve innovative services to support machine learning over the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to better support the new challenges ahead when building distributed AI applications and improve scalability and performance for large-scale AI applications. Ignacio Heredia (CSIC), Khadijed Alibabaei (KIT), Amanda Calatrava (UPV) and Valentin Kozlov (KIT) will show how the AI4EOSC/DEEP AI platform supports typical scenarios for AI-based applications and services: re-use of existing AI modules on the marketplace, AI model development from scratch and training, and model serving. You may find more information here.This event can be attended both in-person and online and will take place on 23rd June at 09:00am CEST time. The AI4EOSC training will be a part of the upcoming EGI 2023, to be held in Poznan, Poland, 19-23 June.The registration deadline ends on 31st May 23:59 CEST, so don’t miss your chance and register now! AI4EOSC receives…

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The AI4EOSC Project has made its C4 model openly available on GitHub. A read-only version is available on Structurizr too. C4 model architecture is becoming widely popular -also when it comes to both EOSC and non EOSC-related projects- as it allows users to easily define several layers of abstraction. The C4 architecture diagrams help understanding the software system used for AI4EOSC by showing the inter-relations between the different components in the project environment.The content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. AI4EOSC receives funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe 2022 research and innovation programme under agreement #101058593 Privacy policy | Contact us

The AI4EOSC Project, led by IFCA, will result in easier and simpler access for scientists to the European Open Science Cloud. “The idea behind the project is to exploit the already-existing computational resources at European level”, explains CSIC-IFCA’s Álvaro López, AI4EOSC Coordinator. The aim, he adds, is “providing a very simple access to users who don’t need to have advanced knowledge so that these resources are used in an efficient manner with the ultimate goal of creating an exchange place where these apps and models can be shared with other users and scientists”. This will ultimately increase the number of services in the EOSC and enhance collaboration among researchers. AI4EOSC, running until August 2025, will also offer more intuitive services for the European research community thanks to artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. The project has been funded by the European Commission and has gathered 10 members from all…

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