Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Title: PaaSage: Model Based Cloud Platform Upperware

  • Programm: FP7

  • Duration: October 2012 - September 2016

  • Coordinator: ERCIM

  • Partners:

    • Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza Im. Stanislawa Staszica W Krakowie (Poland)

    • Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart Ev (Germany)

    • Be.Wan Sprl (Belgium)

    • Centred'Excellence en Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (Belgium)

    • Geie Ercim (France)

    • Evry As (Norway)

    • Flexiant (United Kingdom)

    • Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)

    • Gesellschaft Fur Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Mbh Gottingen (Germany)

    • Ibsac - Intelligent Business Solutions Ltd (Cyprus)

    • Inria (France)

    • Lufthansa Systems (Germany)

    • Stiftelsen Sintef (Norway)

    • Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom)

    • University of Cyprus (Cyprus)

    • Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany)

    • Universitaet Ulm (Germany)

    • Universitetet I Oslo (Norway)

  • Inria contact: Christine Morin

  • PaaSage (2012-2016) (http://www.paasage.eu) is an FP7 collaborative project that develops an open-source cloud platform, with an accompanying methodology and language, which enables developers to access cloud services in a technology-neutral approach while guiding them to configure their applications for best performance. PaaSage facilitates application deployment on multiple clouds while enhancing the flexibility, adaptivity and scalability of applications. Myriads develops the Adapter subsystem that supports dynamic, cross-cloud application adaptation. In 2016, we improved the Adapter implementation and evaluated its use within the business scenarios of PaaSage partners.

  • Title: Federation for FIRE

  • Programm: FP7

  • Duration: October 2012 - September 2016

  • Coordinator: Interdisciplinary institute for broadband technology (iMinds, Belgium)

  • Partners:

    • University of Southampton (It Innovation, United Kingdom)

    • Universite Pierre et Marie Curie - paris6 (UPMC, France)

    • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e.v (Fraunhofer, Germany)

    • Technische Universitat Berlin (TUB, Germany)

    • The University of Edinburgh (UEDIN, United Kingdom)

    • National Ict Australia Limited (NICTA, Australia)

    • Atos Spain SA (Atos, Spain)

    • Panepistimio Thessalias (University of Thessaly) (UTH, Greece)

    • National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Greece)

    • University of Bristol (UNIVBRIS, United Kingdom)

    • Fundacio Privada i2cat, Internet I Innovacio Digital a Catalunya (i2cat, Spain)

    • Eurescom-European Institute for Research and Strategic Studies in Telecommunications (EUR, Gmbh Germany)

    • Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe limited (DANTE limited, United Kingdom)

    • Universidad de Cantabria (UC, Spain)

    • National Information Society agency (NIA, Korea (republic of))

  • Inria contact: Walid Dabbous

  • Fed4FIRE is an FP7 Integrated Project project running between October 2012 and September 2016 (http://www.fed4fire.eu), extended to December 2016. In Fed4FIRE, we investigate the means by which our experimental platforms (BonFIRE, and in a secondary way Grid'5000) could be made interoperable with a wider eco-system of experimental platforms in Europe and beyond. 2016 is the sustainability year of Fed4FIRE, and as usage from experimenters is not bringing any revenue, we closed the BonFIRE platform as it was become unmaintainable without significant effort.

Collaborations in European Programs, Except FP7 & H2020


Participant : Anne-Cécile Orgerie.

  • Program: ICT COST

  • Project acronym: NESUS

  • Project title: Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing (ICT COST Action IC1305)

  • Duration: 2014 - 2018

  • Coordinator: Prof. Jesus Carretero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, http://www.nesus.eu

  • Other partners: 33 COST countries and 11 non-COST countries

  • Abstract: Ultrascale systems are envisioned as large-scale complex systems joining parallel and distributed computing systems that will be two to three orders of magnitude larger that today's systems. The EU is already funding large scale computing systems research, but it is not coordinated across researchers, leading to duplications and inefficiencies. The goal of the NESUS Action is to establish an open European research network targeting sustainable solutions for ultrascale computing aiming at cross fertilization among HPC, large scale distributed systems, and big data management. The network will contribute to gluing disparate researchers working across different areas and provide a meeting ground for researchers in these separate areas to exchange ideas, to identify synergies, and to pursue common activities in research topics such as sustainable software solutions (applications and system software stack), data management, energy efficiency, and resilience. Some of the most active research groups of the world in this area are members of this proposal. This Action will increase the value of these groups at the European-level by reducing duplication of efforts and providing a more holistic view to all researchers, it will promote the leadership of Europe, and it will increase their impact on science, economy, and society. Anne-Cécile Orgerie is co-responsible of the focus group on metrics, monitoring, instrumentation and profiling in the Working Group 5 on Energy Efficiency.

Collaborations with Major European Organizations

  • Partner 1: EPFL, Network architecture lab (Switzerland)

  • We collaborate with Katerina Argyraki's research group on the integration of networking and cloud computing technologies in order to support placement constraints between cloud resources.

  • Partner 2: VU University Amsterdam, dept. of Computer Science (the Netherlands)

  • We collaborate with Thilo Kielmann's research group at VU University Amsterdam on research and development around the ConPaaS system.

  • Partner 3: University of Neuchâtel, dept. of Computer Science (Switzerland)

  • We collaborate with Pascal Felber's research group on energy efficiency in Clouds and in particular on the design of energy cost models for virtual machines.