Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

Collaborations in European Programs, except FP7

  • Program: Danish Council for Independent Research (FTP call)

  • Project acronym: CLyDE

  • Project title: Cross-LaYer optimized Database Engine

  • Duration: 10/2011 - 10/2014

  • Coordinator: Philippe Bonnet (ITU of Copenhagen)

  • Other partners: IT University of Copenhagen - Denmark

  • Abstract: The goal is to explore how flash devices, operating system and database system can be designed together to improve overall performance. Such a co-design is particularly important for the next generation database appliances, or cloud-based relational database systems for which well-suited flash components must be specified. More generally, our goal is to influence the evolution of flash devices and commodity database systems for the benefit of data intensive applications. The project should result in two complementary open-source software systems: (i) a bimodal flash device software component based on the idea from [19] , and (ii) a database system optimized for bimodal flash devices. The project funding will be managed by the IT University of Copenhagen and will cover the expenses for two co-supervised PhD students (including regular visits to and from Denmark

The SMIS members have developed tight european cooperations with the following persons/teams:

  • P.M.G. Apers (Professor at the University of Twente, The Netherlands): collaboration on data confidentiality issues.

  • Michalis Vazirgiannis (Athens University of Economics and Business): collaboration on Minimal Exposure in the context of Michalis' Digiteo Chair at LIX (Ecole Polytechnique).

  • P. Bonnet (Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark): collaboration on Flash-based data management for high-end servers. The study of flash devices started during a short sabbatical of Luc Bouganim (from April to August 2008) in Copenhagen. The uFLIP study has been conducted in close cooperation with Philippe Bonnet from IT University of Copenhagen and Björn Þór Jónsson from Reykjavík University. The cooperation with Copenhagen is very active and led to the second study on bimodal flash devices. A masters student has started a PhD thesis, co-supervised by Luc Bouganim and Philippe Bonnet on bimodal flash devices. Philippe Bonnet has planned a 1 year visit to SMIS in 2012-2013.