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Introducing HYPER-AI: Advancing Distributed Intelligence for Seamless Computing

eBOS is proud to announce that it will participate in the project titled HYPER-AI funded through the Horizon Europe program under the HORIZON-RIA initiative. The project formally commenced on April 1st, 2024, and is set to run for 36 months. A kick-off meeting was held on April 23rd-24th, marking the project’s official start. The meeting took place both online and physically at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI-CERTH) in Thessaloniki, Greece.

eBOS is excited to embark on its new project which tackles challenges stemming from the evolution of digital information technology, notably the transformation of the internet into a vast mobile/cellular network connecting billions of devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) further expands connectivity, but the heterogeneous nature of devices poses challenges. As device capacity grows exponentially, the potential for deploying data-driven applications increases, requiring new network forms. Digital technologies are expected to drive progress, but effective management of networked resources is crucial for high-fidelity applications in various domains.

Hyper-AI addresses these challenges by enabling hyper-distributed execution of data processing applications. It introduces smart virtual computing entities (nodes) from Cloud, Edge, and IoT infrastructures, implementing autonomous computing swarms. Inspired by autonomic systems, Hyper-AI aims for simplified deployment scenarios through AI-driven self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimising, and self-protecting mechanisms at runtime. The project promotes flexible resource integration for efficient execution of dynamic workflows across the network continuum.

Dr. Charalambos Klitis, Senior R&D Project Manager, and Dr. Kyriaki Psara, R&D Project Manager, participated in the kick-off meeting, which was chaired by Dr. Iakovos T. Michailidis, Post-Doctoral Senior Research Associate, representing the Project Coordinator, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI-CERTH). The meeting was attended by the project’s 14 partners both in-person and remotely. It featured presentations from the partners detailing the project’s goals and vision, alongside an outline of the project’s expectations and guidelines provided by the European Commission’s Project Officer. Additionally, discussions covered the project’s work plan, anticipated challenges and risks, as well as the schedule for implementation.

In the HYPER-AI project, EBOS plays a crucial role in various aspects. eBOS will contribute to managing the registration and lifecycle of nodes within the Computing Continuum, ensuring smooth resource engagement. Additionally, EBOS will contribute in developing open connectors, enabling transparent management and interoperation of computing swarms across diverse hardware and software environments. As a leader, eBOS will integrate technological enablers and architectural modules, ensuring interoperability and modularity to accommodate future service requirements.

Finally, eBOS will leverage its expertise gained from developing the EO4EU platform, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe initiative. Drawing from this experience, eBOS will contribute to the front-end development of HYPER-AI, programming platform, facilitating the specification and orchestration of deployment workflows for HYPER-AI applications. This synergy between projects underscores eBOS’s commitment to advancing innovative solutions across diverse domains, enhancing the accessibility and usability of cutting-edge technologies.