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Open-Source Cloud-Based Services on EPI Systems

Project description

Growing the European cloud and computing market

Cloud computing offers many benefits. Cloud infrastructure keeps data secure and can handle large amounts of data without requiring organisations to spend huge amounts buying and maintaining equipment. In this context, the EU-funded OpenCUBE project will develop an innovative full-stack solution for a European cloud computing blueprint. Designed for European hardware infrastructure, it will have a custom installation that allows for easy use with European SiPearl processors and SemiDynamics RISC-V accelerators. Overall, the aim is to enhance the European market, further the introduction of application programming interfaces with open-source components to provide the best possible tools, software and practices. OpenCUBE will also be in line with environmentally beneficial policies throughout its different levels.


This project proposes to design OpenCUBE, a full-stack solution of a validated European Cloud computing blueprint to be deployed on European hardware infrastructure. OpenCUBE will develop a custom cloud installation with the guarantee that an entirely European solution like SiPearl processors and Semidynamics RISC-V accelerators can be deployed reproducibly. OpenCUBE will be built on industry-standard open APIs using Open Source components and will provide a unified software stack that captures the different best practices and open source tooling on the operating system, middleware, and system management level. It will thus provide a solid basis for the European cloud services, research, and commercial deployments envisioned to be core for federated digital services via Gaia-X. To remain competitive for the European Green Deal, OpenCUBE is designed to make energy awareness a core feature at all levels of the stack, exploiting the advanced features of the SiPearl Rhea processor family at the hardware level and exposing the necessary API at the site level, up to and including interfaces to the electricity grid. This project will leverage representative workloads like those of ECMWF characteristics for production and Digital Twin workflows as drivers for the design and deployment of the cluster infrastructure. We will collaborate closely with the projects developing the virtual environments and the open hardware interfaces for current and future European processor and coprocessor technology.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 049 750,00
100 44 Stockholm

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 1 049 750,00

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