Section: Other Grants and Activities
CoreGRID NoE Project
Thierry Priol is the Scientific Coordinator of a Network of Excellence proposal, called CoreGRID , in the area of Grid and Peer-to-Peer (P2P). The CoreGRID network started on September 1, 2004. As many as 46 partners, mostly from 19 European countries are involved. The CoreGRID Network of Excellence aims at building a European-wide research laboratory that will achieve scientific and technological excellence in the domain of large-scale distributed, Grid, and Peer-to-Peer computing. The research programme is structured around six complementary research areas, i.e., work packages that have been selected on the basis of their strategic importance, their research challenges, and the European expertise in these areas to develop next generation Grids: Knowledge and Data Management , Programming Models , Architectural Issues: Scalability, Dependability, Adaptability , Grid information, Resource and Workflow Monitoring Services , Resource Management and Scheduling , Grid Systems, Tools and Environments Inria is managing the network in collaboration with the ERCIM office. ERCIM is in charge of administrative and financial management. Th. Priol is the Scientific Coordinator (SCO), leading the network with respect to the scientific aspects, and looking after its overall management. He is assisted by Olivia Vasselin. The main tasks of the SCO during this fourth year were coordinating and monitoring the activities related to the scientific and technical workpackages, coordinating the CoreGRID Scientific Advisory Board , performing the first ranking of partners activity, coordinating the preparation of the second Joint Program of Activities and providing the first internal assessment of the network. In addition, the SCO participated in dissemination tasks by giving presentations, contributing to the CoreGRID Newsletters, etc. The SCO was also responsible to initiate the sustainability of the Network after the completion of the EU contract. CoreGRID has ended in August 2008 and went through successfully its last review that was held on November 2008.
Christian Pérez is responsible for the CoreGRID contract within Inria . He is responsible for managing the four Inria Project-Teams ( Paris , Grand-Large , OASIS and SARDES ) with respect to periodic reporting, etc. His main tasks were to represent Inria in the CoreGRID Members General Assembly meetings and votes.
EchoGRID Specific Support Action
Th. Priol is the Scientific Coordinator (SCO) of the EchoGRID Specific Support Action that is funded under the FP6 IST Work Programme. This action aims to foster collaboration in Grid research and technologies by defining short-, mid-, and long-term vision in the field. It is a 2-year project which started in February 2007. It involves 10 partners from 4 European countries plus China. Th. Priol participated in 2008 to two workshops, respectivelly in June (Athens) and October (Beijing), and one conference that was held in October at Shenzhen. He was in charge of the organization of a panel session dedicated to Cloud computing and virtualization technologies. In the context of this action, Yann Radennac has spent a 12-month post-doc grant ending in September 2008. It worked at ICT from the Chinese Academia of Science. His research are devoted to advanced programming models for Grids.
XtreemOS IP Project
Ch. Morin is the Scientific Coordinator (SCO) of the XtreemOS Integrated Project (IP) that addresses Strategic Objective 2.5.4 Advanced Grid Technologies, Systems and Services , Focus 3 on Network-centric Grid Operating Systems as described in the IST 2006 Work Programme. XtreemOS involves 19 academic and industrial partners from 7 European countries plus China. The XtreemOS project aims at the design, implementation, evaluation and distribution of an open source Grid operating system with native support for virtual organizations and capable of running on a wide range of underlying platforms, from clusters to mobiles. The approach we propose in this project is to investigate the construction of a new Grid OS, XtreemOS , based on the existing general-purpose OS Linux  . Y. Jégou leads the WP4.3 Work-Package, aiming at setting up XtreemOS testbeds. The Grid'5000 experimental grid platform will be used as a testbed by XtreemOS partners. Ch. Morin leads WP1.1, Project management, WP2.1, Virtual Organization support in Linux, WP2.2 Federation management and WP5.3, Collaboration with other IST Grid-related projects. We hosted a one-week general technical meeting for the whole XtreemOS consortium at INRIA Rennes in January 2008.
S-Cube NoE Project
S-Cube is a European Network of Excellence in Software Services and Systems. Its goal is to establish an integrated, multidisciplinary, vibrant research community. This will enable Europe to lead the software-services revolution, thereby helping shape the software-service based Internet which is the backbone of our future interactive society. We are involved in the infrastructure workpackage which aims at defining specification of the infrastructure for building adaptable and self-* service based applications.