Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

ECO-GRAPPE ANR ARPEGE Project (2008-2012)

Participants : Eugen Feller, Christine Morin.

The goal of the ECO-GRAPPE project (http://ecograppe.inria.fr/ ) funded under the ANR ARPEGE program is to design, implement and validate energy saving policies in clusters.This project funds a PhD grant (Eugen Feller). Partners involved in the ECO-GRAPPE project are EDF R&D and Kerlabs.

In 2012, we completed the implementation of the energy saving algorithms and mechanisms in Snooze and evaluated them experimentally with an elastic web service [39] , [26] , [48] , [24] , [8] . We also studied a fully decentralize approach to VM consolidation [47] , [23]

COOP ANR COSINUS Project (2009-2013)

Participants : Yvon Jégou, Christine Morin, Yann Radenac.

The COOP project (http://coop.gforge.inria.fr/ ) funded under the ANR COSINUS program relates to multi level cooperative resource management. The two main goals of this project are to set up a cooperation as general as possible with respect to programming models and resource management systems (RMS) and to develop algorithms for efficient resource selection. Experimentations will be conducted in particular with the SALOME platform and TLSE as examples of programming environments and Marcel, DIET and XtreemOS as examples of RMS. Partners involved in the COOP project are the GRAAL and RUNTIME Inria EPI, IRIT and EDF R&D. This project funds a research engineer (Yann Radenac).

In 2012, we completed the design and implementation of the modifications needed in XtreemOS Grid distributed operating system in order to integrate the CooRM architecture defined by the Avalon Inria team to support dynamic applications.

CLOUD ANR project (October 2011 - September 2012)

Participants : Sajith Kalathingal, Christine Morin.

The CLOUD project aims at extending an XtreemOS Grid with resources dynamically provisioned from IaaS clouds. An algorithm to select resources in a multi-cloud environment will be defined. A prototype based on XtreemOS Grid and OpenNebula and Nimbus clouds will be built. This project is related to the EIT ICT labs activity 10239 on cloud computing. It funds a research engineer.

In 2012, we augmented XtreemOS Grid distributed system with the capability to acquire virtual resources from cloud service providers. To this end, we enable XtreemOS to provision and configure cloud resources both on behalf of a user and of a virtual organization. We implemented our approach as a set of extension modules for XtreemOS and we evaluated the prototype on Grid'5000 experimentation platform using cloud resources provisioned from a private OpenNebula cloud [58] , [60] .

MIHMES ANR Investissements d'Avenir (January 2012 - December 2018)

Participants : Christine Morin, Yvon Jégou.

The MIMHES project (http://www.inra.fr/mihmes ) led by INRA/BioEpAR aims at producing scientific knowledge and methods for the management of endemic infectious animal diseases and veterinary public health risks. Myriads team will provide software tools to efficiently manage and ease the use of a distributed computing infrastructure for the execution of different simulation applications.

In 2012, we collected the requirements from the bio-informatics applications and defined a workplan to experiment them on top of the cloud technologies developed by Myriads project-team.

HEMERA Inria AEN (2010-2013)

Participants : Christine Morin, Yvon Jégou.

The Myriads team is involved in the HEMERA large wingspan project funded by Inria (http://www.grid5000.fr/mediawiki/index.php/Hemera ). This project aims at demonstrating ambitious up-scaling techniques for large scale distributed computing by carrying out several dimensioning experiments on the Grid'5000 infrastructure, at animating the scientific community around Grid'5000 and at enlarging the Grid'5000 community by helping newcomers to make use of Grid'5000. Yvon Jégou is co-chair of the "Bring Grids Power to Internet-Users thanks to Virtualization Technologies" working group.

In 2012, several members of Myriads project-team performed large scale experiments to evaluate the systems and services they proposed. The results obtained are described in our publications.

Inria ADT Aladdin (2008-2012)

Participants : Ghislain Charrier, Yvon Jégou, David Margery, Pascal Morillon.

The Aladdin technological development action funded by Inria aims at the construction of a scientific instrument for experiments on large-scale parallel and distributed systems, building on the Grid'5000 platform (http://www.grid5000.fr ). It structures Inria 's leadership role as the institute is present in 8 of the 9 Grid'5000 sites distributed across France.

An executive committee, where each of the 10 project-teams supporting Grid'5000 in the 8 research centers is represented, meets every month. It gives recommendations to the directors on scientific animation, access policy to the instrument as well as for the hardware and software development according to the resources devoted to this ADT. Yvon Jégou represents Inria Rennes in this executive committee.

The technical team is now composed of 12 engineers, of which 3 are hosted in the Myriads team (David Margery, technical director, (SED (The SED is the Inria Experimentation and Development Service.) member), Pascal Morillon (SED member), Ghislain Charrier).This technical team is structured in a sysadmin team, managing the instrument, and a development team building the tools to build, execute and analyze experiments.

Inria ADT XtreemOS Easy (2010-2012)

Participants : Amine Belhaj, Rémy Garrigue, Yvon Jégou, David Margery, Christine Morin.

The XtreemOS EASY technological development action funded by Inria aims at developing a set of tools and environments to ease the installation, configuration, deployment, experimentation and use of the XtreemOS Grid operating system and at providing support to the XtreemOS open source community. Two associate engineers are involved in this project: Amine Belhaj and Rémy Garrigue. David Margery (SED) is tutoring them in software development.

In 2012, we completed a major release of XtreemOS system for the OpenSuse Linux distribution. We operated the open testbed and built ready-to-use virtual machine images to ease the use of the system. We also provided support to the user community.

Inria ADT DAUM (2011-2012)

Participants : Erwan Daubert, Jean-Louis Pazat.

We participate to the ADT DAUM which is coordinated by the Triskell project-team. DAUM is a a Technology Development Action (ADT) by Inria aiming at providing an integrated platform for distributed dynamically adaptable component based applications. DAUM unites and integrates results and software from the Triskell EPI and the Myriads team. More precisely, DAUM extends the Kevoree component framework designed by Triskell with adaptation mechanisms from the SAFDIS framework designed by Myriads.

DAUM will evaluate this integration by designing a full scale system for a tactical assistant for firefighter officers, in collaboration with the firefighters organization of Ille et Vilaine department (2800 firefighters).

Project duration:

October 2011 - September 2012

Triskell budget share:

One associated engineer shared with the Triskell EPI

Project Coordinator:

Noël Plouzeau, Triskell Inria Project.


Myriads, Triskell.

Inria ADT Snooze (2012-2014)

Participants : Yvon Jégou, David Margery, Christine Morin, Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Matthieu Simonin.

The Snooze technological development action funded by Inria aims at developing an IaaS cloud environment based on the Snooze virtual machine framework developed by the team (http://snooze.inria.fr ) and to make this new environment available to a wider community.

In 2012, we validated Snooze on top of Xen hypervisor. We also started re-implementing Snooze based on the Akka library providing asynchronous data communication. We studied how to re-use in Snooze some OpenStack components such as the image repository storage. We deployed Snooze on multiple sites of the Grid'5000 platform. We implemented the libcloud driver for Snooze.


Participant : Anne-Cécile Orgerie.

The EcoInfo group deals with reducing environmental and societal impacts of Information and Communications Technologies from hardware to software aspects. This group aims at providing critical studies, lifecycle analyses and best practicies in order to improve the energy efficiency of printers, servers, datacenters, and any ICT equipment in use in public research organizations.

Competitivity Clusters

The COOP ANR project is recognized by the Images & Réseaux cluster.