Cloud Research Projects


EGI-Engage, ongoing

Full name Engaging the Research Community towards an Open Science Commons
Start date 1 March 2015
End date 31 August 2017
Description EGI-Engage aims to accelerate the implementation of the Open Science Commons by expanding the capabilities of a European backbone of federated services for compute, storage, data, communication, knowledge and expertise, complementing community-specific capabilities.


Entice, ongoing

Full name Decentralized repositories for transparent and efficient virtual machine operations
Start date 1 February 2015
End date 31 January 2018
Description Existing research mostly focuses on pre-optimising algorithms, which are not applicable to already available VM images. With its VM synthesiser, ENTICE will extend pre-optimising approaches so that image dependency descriptions are mostly automatically generated. The project will also introduce new comprehensive post-optimising algorithms so that existing VM images can be automatically adapted to dynamic Cloud environments.


CloudSME, ongoing

Full name Cloud Simulation for Manufacturing & Engineering
Start date 1st July 2013
End date 31st December 2015
Description The CloudSME project will develop a cloud-based solution with the goal of lowering these barriers by providing a scalable platform for small or large scale simulations, and thus enabling the wider take-up of simulation technologies in the manufacturing and engineering industry of Europe. The CloudSME Simulation Platform will help end-user SMEs utilize customized simulation applications delivered in the form of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) via the cloud. Moreover, simulation software service providers and consulting companies will have access to a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution that enables them to quickly assemble custom simulation solutions in the cloud for their clients.


SZTAKI Cloud, past

Full name SZTAKI Cloud
Start date 1st April 2012
End date 31st March 2014
Description The project has two main goals. The first is the research on clouds as distributed computing systems and the second is to develop and to deploy an institutional cloud infrastructure based on the results of first goal that allows the significant improvement of the local IT infrastructure.


SCI-BUS, past

Full name SCIentific gateway Based User Support
Start date 1st October 2011
End date 30th September 2014
Description The SCI-BUS project aims to ease the life of e-Scientists by creating a new science gateway customisation methodology based on the generic-purpose gUSE/WS-PGRADE portal family. The customised science gateways will enable scientists to focus on their work and exploit resources of main Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) without the need to deal with the underlying infrastructures' details.


EDGI, past

Full name European Desktop Grid Initiative
Start date 1st June 2010
End date 31st May 2012
Description EDGI project main goal was to develop middleware that consolidates the results achieved in the EDGeS project concerning the extension of Service Grids with Desktop Grids in order to support EGI and NGI user communities that are heavy users of DCIs and require an extremely large number of CPUs and cores. EDGI went beyond existing DCIs that are typically cluster Grids and supercomputer Grids in the current NGIs, and will extend them with public and institutional Desktop Grids and Clouds.


S-CUBE, past

Full name European Network of Excellence in Software Services and Systems
Start date 1st March 2008
End date 29th February 2012
Description S-Cube integrated research communities to address Service-Oriented computing research challenges and established a Network of Excellence enabling Europe to lead in the fields of Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering.
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