Overall Objectives
Research Program
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Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
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Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Bilateral Contracts with Industry

Microsoft: Z-CloudFlow (2013–2016).

In the framework of the Joint Inria-Microsoft Research Center, this project is a follow-up to the A-Brain project. The goal of this new project is to propose a framework for the efficient processing of scientific workflows in clouds. This approach will leverage the cloud infrastructure capabilities for handling and processing large data volumes. In order to support data-intensive workflows, the cloud-based solution will: adapt the workflows to the cloud environment and exploit its capabilities; optimize data transfers to provide reasonable times; manage data and tasks so that they can be efficiently placed and accessed during execution. The validation will be performed using real-life applications, first on the Grid5000 platform, then on the Azure cloud environment, access being granted by Microsoft through a Azure for Research Award received by G. Antoniu. The project also provides funding for the PhD thesis of Luis Pineda, started in 2014. The project is being conducted in collaboration with the Zenith team from Montpellier, led by Patrick Valduriez.