Section: Other Grants and Activities
Aladdin (A LArge-scale Distributed Deployable INfrastructure) is an INRIA Technological Development Action. It is a management structure for Grid'5000. We participate in this initiative. The goal of this action is to ensure the development of Grid'5000 by providing funding for engineers and training and some parts of the hardware.
SimGrid for human beings is another INRIA Technological Development Action, aiming at providing engineering manpower to the SimG rid project to improve the documentation, provide stock implementations of classical algorithms in order to ease its usage by the users.
CNRS initiatives, GDR-ASR and specific initiatives
We participate at numerous national initiatives. In the GDR-ASR (architecture, systems, and networks) we take part in RGE action (Réseau Grand Est ) and in the Embedded Pole . The finances of RGE, led by Stéphane Vialle at SUPÉLEC, are provided by the GDR ASR of CNRS and maintained by AlGorille. The RGE action organizes three meetings per year, and usually gathers 40-45 people per meeting.
We also participate to the animation of the GDR-ASR as a whole.
We are leader of one project of the ARPEGE call from the ANR (french funding agency), called USS-SimGrid (Ultra Scalable Simulation with SimGrid). It aims at improving the scalability of the SimG rid simulator to allow its use in Peer-to-Peer research in addition of Grid Computing research. The challenges to tackle include models being more scalable at the eventual price of slightly reduced accuracy, automatic instantiation of these models, tools to conduct experiments campaigns, as well as a partial parallelization of the simulator tool.
As project leader, we are involved in most parts of this project, which should allow the improvement of our tool even further and set it as the reference in its domain.