KerData is a joint research team of Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique, ENS Rennes and INSA Rennes and a team of the IRISA lab.
Leader: Gabriel Antoniu, Research Director at Inria
The KerData project-team is focusing on designing innovative architectures and systems for scalable data storage and processing across the Computing Continuum. We target three types of infrastructures: pre-Exascale high-performance supercomputers, cloud-based and edge-based infrastructures, according to the current needs and requirements of data-intensive applications.
As new, complex applications have started to emerge, combining simulation, analytics and learning, they require hybrid execution infrastructures combining supercomputers, cloud-based and edge-based systems. Our most recent research aims to address data-related requirements (storage, processing) for such complex workflows. They are structured in three research axes:
- Convergence of HPC and Big Data Infrastructures
- Advanced Data Processing on the Edge-to-Cloud Digital Continuum
- Scalable I/O, communication, in situ visualization and analysis on HPC systems at extreme scales
Our approach strongly relies on experimentation on the Grid’5000 platform, on top supercomputers and on reference cloud platforms.