Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


OverFlow (2015–2019).

This JCJC project led by Alexandru Costan investigates approaches to data management enabling an efficient execution of geographically distributed workflows running on multi-site clouds. Ultimately, OverFlow will propose a new, pioneering paradigm: Workflow Data Management as a Service — a general and easy-to-use, cloud-provided service that bridges for the first time the gap between single- and multi-site workflow data management. It aims to reap economic benefits from the geo-diversity while accelerating the scientific discovery through a democratization of access to globally distributed data. Within this project, A. Costan is jointly working with Kate Keahey (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory), Bogdan Nicolae (IBM Research) and Christophe Blanchet (Institut Français de Bioinformatique).

Other National Projects

DISCOVERY (2015–2019).

An Inria Project Lab, led by Adrien Lebre (ASCOLA), that aims at exploring a new way of operating Utility Computing (UC) resources by leveraging any facilities available through the Internet in order to deliver widely distributed platforms that can better match the geographical dispersal of users as well as the unending demand. Project-teams: ASAP, ASCOLA, Avalon, Myriads, and KerData. Within DISCOVERY, S. Ibrahim (KerData Inria Team) is working with Gilles Fedak (Avalon Inria Project-Team) to address the VM images management challenge.


We are members of Grid'5000 community and run experiments on the Grid'5000 platform on a daily basis.