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Flexible, scaLable and secUre decentralIzeD Operating System

Project description

Unifying edge and cloud

Edge computing refers to a range of networks and devices that are close to the user. It is revolutionising how data is stored and processed, amongst other things. The EU-funded FLUIDOS project aims to create a fluid, dynamic, scalable and trustable computing continuum that spans across devices and unifies edge and cloud in an energy-aware fashion, amongst other goals. To achieve this, the project will create an open, collaborative ecosystem, focused on the development of a multi-stakeholder market of edge services and applications. Project work will promote European digital autonomy.

Objective

FluiDOS leverages the enormous, unused processing capacity at the edge, scattered across heterogeneous edge devices that struggle to integrate with each other and to coherently form a seamless computing continuum. By way of a disruptive, open-source paradigm that hinges upon secure protocols for advertisement and discovery, AI-powered resource orchestration and intent-based service integration, FluiDOS will create a fluid, dynamic, scalable and trustable computing continuum that spans across devices, unifies edge and cloud in an energy-aware fashion, and possibly extends beyond administrative boundaries. Notwithstanding its innovation signature, FluiDOS will build upon consolidated Operating Systems and orchestration solutions like Kubernetes, on top of which it will provide a new, enriched layer enacting resource sharing through advertisement/agreement procedures (in the horizontal dimension), and hierarchical aggregation of nodes, inspired by Inter-domain routing in the Internet (in the vertical dimension). Intent-based orchestration will leverage advanced AI Algorithms to optimize costs and energy usage in the continuum, promoting efficient usage of edge resources. A Zero-Trust paradigm will allow FluiDOS to securely control and access geographically diverse resources, while Trusted Platform Modules will provide strong isolation and guarantee a safe deployment of applications and services. FluiDOS will pursue the above goals through the creation of an open, collaborative ecosystem, focused on the development of a multi-stakeholder market of edge services and applications, promoting European digital autonomy. The involvement of stakeholders is planned from the outset of the project through pilots and demonstrator in the fields of intelligent energy, agriculture and logistics, which will challenge FluiDOS capabilities to adapt to different environments and operating conditions, while showcasing its ground-breaking innovation potential.

Coordinator

MARTEL INNOVATE BV
Net EU contribution
€ 779 250,00
Address
KEIZERSGRACHT 482
1017 EG Amsterdam
Netherlands

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 788 250,00

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