Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Carriocas project studies and implements an ultra high bit rate (up to 40 Gbps per wavelength) network interconnecting super computers, storage servers and high resolution visualization devices to support data and computing intensive applications in industrial and scientific domains. The R&D activities cover high bit rate transmission systems, advanced networking intelligence, and high performance distributed applications. CARRIOCAS is a three year project started in October 2006 which aims to be an experimental step of the transition from local to external storage and computing systems. This transition is valuable to share the cost of powerful systems among several users, to provide scalable and resilient architecture through distributed resource and to enable virual collaborative working environments between different actors working on a same project. The following points are especially investigated:
Supporting the high bandwidth requirements through the migration of networks from 10 gbp/s to 40 Gbps/s per wavelength in a cost effective way.
Building architectural, protocol and algorithmic solutions able to provide to the network the agility to dynamically adapt to the application needs with a high level of automation and optimizsation, while taking into account the administrative and business constraints.
Developing and demonstrating on a network testbed distributed applications bringing perfomance enhancements for concrete scientific and industrial needs.
Investigating the definition and the associated business models of high added value services integrating computing, visualization, storage and network resources.
In this project, RESO in charge of the design and protoyping of the "Resource Scheduling Reconfiguration and Virtualisation - SRV" component. Year funding : 100Keuros