Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Bilateral Contracts with Industry: Stimergy
Stimergy is a startup that aims at developing a distributed data center built by connecting mini data centers embedded in digital boilers installed in multi-unit residential buildings. Each boiler contains several servers and the dissipated power can thus be used to cover a large part of the annual energy requirements for preparing domestic hot water for a building. Such infrastructure drastically reduces the energy required to operate data centers, while reducing total cost of infrastructure and ownership. Mescal (Olivier Richard, and Michael Mercier, full-time Inria engineer) provides the necessary expertise for the realization and implementation of software infrastructure allowing the coordination of operating such mini data center.