Past International and European Projects

European Projects

Contrail (2010-2014) – Open computing infrastructures for elastic services
The Contrail project aims to design, implement, evaluate and promote an open source computational cloud that allows users to seamlessly share resources. The project will provide a complete Cloud platform which integrates Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings; the platform will be fully available in open-source.

Harness (2012-2015) – Hardware- and Network-Enhanced Software Systems for Cloud Computing
Starting date: 01.10.2012 – End date: 01.10.2015
Harness is a European FP7 project which integrates heterogeneous hardware and network technologies into data center platforms, vastly increasing performance, reducing energy consumption, and lowering cost profiles for important and high-value cloud applications such as real-time business analytics and the geosciences.

PaaSage (2012-2016) – Model-based Cloud Platform Upperware
Starting date: 01.10.2012 – End date: 01.10.2016
PaaSage is a European FP7 project that aims at delivering an open platform to support both the design and deployment of cloud applications, together with an accompanying methodology to allow model-based application development, configuration, optimization, and deployment on multiple cloud infrastructures.

BonFIRE (2013-2016) – Building service testbeds on FIRE
The BonFIRE project designs, builds and operates a multi-site Cloud prototype FIRE facility to support research across applications, services and systems at all stages of the R&D lifecycle, targeting the services research community on Future Internet.

S-Cube FP7 NoE (2008-2012)
S-Cube Project
S-Cube (Software Services and Systems Network) is an FP7 Network of Excellence that aims to establish a multidisciplinary research community in the field of software services and systems. By integrating diverse research communities, S-Cube intends to achieve world-wide scientific excellence in a field that is critical for European competitiveness.

XtreemOS (2006-2010)

The XtreemOS project is a 4-year integrated project funded by the European Commission’s IST program FP6 started in  June 2006. The goal of the XtreemOS project is the design, implementation, evaluation and distribution of an open source Grid operating system (called XtreemOS) with native support for virtual organizations and capable of running on a wide range of underlying platforms, from clusters to mobiles. Based on Linux, XtreemOS has three different versions capable of running on single PCs, clusters and mobile devices and provides for the Grid what an operating system offers for a single computer: abstraction from the hardware and secure resource sharing between different users. Christine Morin was the scientific coordinator of XtreemOS project, which involves 19 academic and industrial partners.

Fed4FIRE logo
As part of its involvment in BonFIRE and ECO2Clouds, Myriads took part in the Fed4FIRE project to apply the developments of that project to the local BonFIRE testbed. We also evaluated whether the tools developped or adapted in BonFIRE were applicable to Grid’5000, reducing the cost for experiments to run similar experiments on different testbeds.

COST IC0804 – Energy efficiency in large scale distributed systems
This COST Action proposed realistic energy-efficient alternate solutions to share IT distributed resources. As large scale distributed systems gather and share more and more computing nodes and Storage resources, their energy consumption is exponentially increasing. While much effort is nowadays put into hardware specific solutions to lower energy consumptions, the need for a complementary approach is necessary at the distributed system level, i.e. middleware, network and applications. The Action aimed at characterizing the energy consumption and energy efficiencies of distributed applications. Then based on the current hardware adaptation possibilities and innovative algorithms it proposed adaptive and alternative approaches taking into account the energy saving dimension of the problem. The Action aimed at characterizing the trade-off between energy savings and functional and non-functional parameters, including the economic dimension.

EIT ICT Labs RMAC activity – Resource Management Across Clouds
The main goal of this activity was to provide solutions for effective, efficient, elastic resource management across multiple clouds at the IaaS level for a wide range of application types (e.g., applications that fit the MapReduce paradigm and data-intensive applications) in federated public and private cloud infrastructures as extensions of the current systems of the partners.

MC-DATA – A Platform for Mobile Edge Cloud Applications
MC-DATA is an EIT ICT Labs project which aims to increase developer uptake and commercial exploitation of the ConPaaS mobile edge cloud platform through new products in the area of location-based advertising services. The activity integrates ConPaaS with the Android mobile platform to encourage mobile developer adoption, and pilots a location-based interactive advertising service with augmented reality and 3D tracking.

International Collaborations

SER-OS (Scalable, Efficient, and Resilient Operating Systems) Associate Team with ORNL (2009-2011)

DataCloud@Work Associated Team with University Polytechnical Bucharest (UPB) (2010-2012)