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Inria / Raweb 2003
Project: PARIS

Project : paris

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University of Ulm, Germany.

A proposal for a bi-lateral research collaboration with the distributed system group of the University of Ulm has been submitted to the 2004 Procope Program. During the collaboration, we will study, design and implement new checkpointing strategies for real applications running in different DSM environments. Three DSM systems will be considered: Plurix system, developed at the University of Um, which is based on a DSM implemented at the lowest possible level; the Kerrighed system, which implements a kernel-level DSM in Linux; and the Mome DSM, implemented in user space on top of Linux. The two latter systems are developed in the Paris Project-Team.


NSF/INRIA contract, Univ. New Hampshire, USA.

This funding has supported our collaboration with the Parallel Computing group of the CS Department of Univ. of New Hampshire (Phil Hatcher and Bob Russell, Professors at UNH). The collaboration has focused on the Hyperion project, a distributed compiling and execution environment for clusters. Gabriel Antoniu, Mathieu Jan and Sebastien Monnet have visited the UNH team for 10 days in October 2003, in order to discuss about further collaboration topics related to large-scale data management. It has been decided that David Noblet (one of Phil Hatcher's undergraduate students) will visit Irisa in May 2004 for a 2-month internship within the Paris Project-Team. He will be supervised by Luc Bougé and Gabriel Antoniu. The internship will be funded by the International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) de UNH (

Rutgers University, USA.

Pascal Gallard has spent 3 months (May–August 2003) at Rutgers University in the Discolab Research Team leaded by Liviu Iftode. This internship has been funded by Discolab. Pascal Gallard has worked on the use of the R-DMA technology for the implementation of a highly-available cluster architecture. He contributed to the design of transparent migration mechanisms for TCP/IP streams, that do not require any modification of the TCP/IP protocol or in the client. A prototype has been developed for a PC cluster based on the Myrinet XP networking technology. Liviu Iftode visited Paris in November 2003 to discuss about a further collaboration on the design and implementation of a novel, highly-available cluster architecture based on the concept of remote healing.

Middle-East, Asia, Oceania

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Ramamurthy Badrinath, assistant professor at the IIT Kharagpur, has been funded by the MAE and Inria as an invited researcher in the Paris Project-Team from May 2002 to May 2003. He has worked with Christine Morin and Geoffroy Vallée on the design of basic fault tolerance building blocks to support various backward error recovery strategies for different kinds of parallel applications executed in a cluster. The proposed mechanisms have been implemented as part of the Kerrighed single system image operating system and experimented for multithreaded applications.

Seoul National University, Korea.

The Paris Project-Team, with the ReMaP/GRAAL Project-Team located at Inria Rhône-Alpes, have been selected by the STAR program of the French Embassy in Seoul to conduct a 2-year cooperation with the Department of Aerospace Engineering (Prof. Seung Jo Kim) of the Seoul National University. This cooperation, starting in June 2003, aims at experimenting a Grid infrastructure, made with the computing equipments of the two participants, with aerospace applications (SNU) and middleware and programming tools designed by Inria. Four researchers from the two Inria project-teams visited SNU in December 2003 to start the cooperation and attended a French-Korea workshop.

Indian Student Internship.

The Paris Project-Team hosted the 3-month internship (May–July 2003) of Maka Hitashyam from IIT Kharagpur, in the framework of the Inria International Internship Program. Maka Hitashyam worked on the implementation of the Kerrighed Monitor, a tool to help programmers to tune parallel applications executed on a cluster running Kerrighed Single System Image operating system.