New interTwin Project to Provide Interdisciplinary Open-Source Digital Twin Engine for Science

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre is participating in the new European project interTwin. The project has 31 partners and is coordinated by the EGI foundation. It aims at co-designing and implementing the prototype of an interdisciplinary digital twin engine, which provides a common approach on digital twins across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. This includes artificial intelligence (AI) workflows making use of cutting-edge high-performance computing (HPC) architectures. The project has been granted a total budget of € 12.4 million for its duration of 36 months by the European Commission. It is funded within the European Union Horizon Europe Programme – Grant Agreement Number 101058386.

Modern computing workflows require capabilities of handling compute-intensive solvers along with large and fast data processing. Hence, there is an increasing demand for ready-to-use tools that are able to process and run these complex AI-based workflows in heterogeneous HPC environments. In interTwin, the ambition is to develop a digital twin blueprint architecture and an interdisciplinary digital twin engine as an open-source platform to provide generic and tailored software components for modelling and simulation and to integrate application-specific digital twins.

JSC will provide cloud computing resources that will be co-located with HPC resources and, in particular, integrated with large-capacity file systems at JSC. Furthermore, JSC is collaborating with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on the development of an AI workflow and method lifecycle to design and develop generalizable and widely applicable AI workflows.

Contact: Dr. Andreas Lintermann

from JSC News No. 291, October 2022

Last Modified: 22.10.2022