Section: Other Grants and Activities
IST Project Gorda
Gorda (Open Replication of Databases) is an IST STREPS project, which aims at (i) promoting the interoperability of databases and replication protocols by defining generic architecture and interfaces that can be standardized; (ii) providing general purpose and widely-applicable database systems; and (iii) providing uniform techniques and tools for managing secure and heterogeneous replicated database systems. The project partners are Universidade do Minho (R. Oliveira), Università della Svizzera Italiana (F. Pedone), Universidade de Lisboa (L. Rodrigues), INRIA ( Sardes project), Emic Networks (Finland) and MySQL AB (Sweden). The main contribution of Sardes is the C-JDBC technology, and the development of frameworks and tools for its use.
The project runs from October 2004 to April 2008.
IST Project SelfMan
“Abnormal” events such as software updates, faults, threats, and performance hotspots become normal and even frequent occurrences in large distributed systems. The goal of SelfMan, an IST STREPS project, is to handle these events automatically by making the systems self managing: the systems will reconfigure themselves to handle changes in their environment or requirements without human intervention but according to high-level management policies. The focus is on four axes of self management, namely self configuration, self healing, self tuning, and self protection. The project partners are Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium; Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), Sweden; Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA), France; France Telecom R& D, France; Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin, Germany; E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG, Germany; and National University of Singapore, Singapore.
The project runs from June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2009.
IST Project Grid4All
Grid4All aims at enabling domestic users, non-profit organisations such as schools, and small enterprises, to share their resources and to access massive Grid resources when needed, envisioning a future in which access to resources is democratised, readily available, cooperative, and inexpensive. Examples include home users of an image editing application, school projects like volcanic eruption simulations, or small businesses doing data mining. Cooperation examples include joint homework between pupils, and international collaboration such as the edition of a multilingual newsletter between schools from different countries.
Grid4All goals entails a system pooling large amounts of cheap resources; a dynamic system satisfying spikes of demand; using self-management techniques to scale and adapt to changes in environment; supporting isolated, secure, dynamic, geographically distributed user groups and using secure peer-to-peer techniques to federate large numbers of small-scale resources into large-scale Grids. The technical issues addressed are aspects of security, support for multiple administrative and management authorities, self-management by combining the strong points of structured overlay P2P networks and that of component models, on-demand resource allocation, heterogeneity, and fault tolerance.
The partners of the project are France Telecom (FT R&D); Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA); The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH); Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS); Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS); University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC); Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC); Rededia S.L. (REDEDIA);
The project runs from January 2006 to December 2008.
IST Project OMP
Participants : Renaud Lachaize, Vivien QuŽma, Jean-Bernard Stefani
OMP (Open Media Platform) is an IST STREP project, which aims at defining an open service infrastructure for media-rich end-user devices (such as smartphones) to address software productivity and optimal service delivery challenges. The OMP approach combines 1) component based programming to dynamically manage and assemble media services, 2) efficient compilation flows to bring software portability with limited performance penalties and 3) standard API improvements to keep the execution of media components under QoS control, including the power management aspect. The project partners are STMicroelectronics (Italy), NXP (Belgium/The Netherlands), Incoras (Ireland), Movial (Finland), Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), INRIA (Alchemy and Sardes projects). The project runs from January 2008 to December 2009.
CoreGrid Network of Excellence (IST-004265)
Sardes is a member of CoreGrid, the European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies, launched in 2004 for four years. Its objective is to coordinate European efforts in the area of Grid and Peer-to-Peer technologies. It gathers forty-two institutions. Sardes is contributing in the areas of programming models and software architecture ( Fractal has been adopted as a basis for the component-based programming model of CoreGrid).