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ACTivating resource efficiency and large databases in the CLOUD

Objective

Despite their proliferation as a dominant computing paradigm, cloud computing systems lack effective mechanisms to manage their vast amounts of resources efficiently, leading to severe resource waste and ultimately limiting their applicability to large classes of critical applications that pose non-moderate resource demands. This creates a significant need to lift existing technological barriers of actual fluidity and scalability of cloud resources towards promoting cloud computing as a critical cornerstone for digital economy.

ACTiCLOUD proposes a novel cloud computing architecture for drastically improved management of cloud resources, targeting 1.5x increase in resource efficiency and more than 10x in scalability. By utilizing modest investments on hardware intelligence that enables true resource disaggregation between multiple servers, we will progress current state-of-the-art in hypervisors and cloud management systems promoting holistic resource management at the rack scale and across distributed cloud sites. On top of this, we will evolve the ecosystem around in-memory databases, a core component for extremely demanding and highly critical classes of applications that up to now have faced severe difficulties in matching their resource requirements with state-of-the-art cloud offerings, with a final goal to provide cost-efficient and highly performant DataBase-as-a-Service (DBaaS) cloud platforms.

ACTiCLOUD builds on top of cutting-edge European technologies for cloud servers brought into the project by Numascale and Kaleao, and extends OnApp's MicroVisor, an innovative hypervisor to virtualize resources at the rack-scale. Furthermore it joins the forces of highly acclaimed academic institutions to address key research challenges and extend the capabilities of OpenStack and JVM. Finally, it applies the foreseen innovation to MonetDB, the column-store database pioneer, and Neo4j, the world-leader in graph databases.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 513 250

Participants (7)

NUMASCALE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 671 000
Address
Innspurten 15
0663 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAMBOO SYSTEMS GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 503 600
Address
Sheraton House Castle Park
CB3 0AX Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ONAPP LIMITED
Gibraltar
EU contribution
€ 610 000
Address
Montagu Pavilion, Queensway 8-10
E1 6QL Gibraltar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 557 682,50
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MONETDB SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 616 875
Address
Science Park 106 Gebouw Matrix Vii
1098 XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NETWORK ENGINE FOR OBJECTS IN LUND AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 705 000
Address
Nordenskioldsgatan 24
211 19 Malmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 556 125
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments