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Superfluidity: a super-fluid, cloud-native, converged edge system

Objective

Superfluidity is “a state in which matter behaves like a fluid with zero viscosity”. Our project aims at achieving superfluidity in the network: the ability to instantiate services on-the-fly, run them anywhere in the network (core, aggregation, edge) and shift them transparently to different locations.
The SUPERFLUIDITY project tackles crucial shortcomings in today’s networks: long provisioning times, with wasteful over-provisioning used to meet variable demand; reliance on rigid and cost-ineffective hardware devices; daunting complexity emerging from three forms of heterogeneity: heterogeneous traffic and sources; heterogeneous services and needs; and heterogeneous access technologies, with multi-vendor network components.
The SUPERFLUIDITY solution is based on: a decomposition of network components and services into elementary and reusable primitives; a native, converged cloud-based architecture; the virtualization of radio and network processing tasks; platform-independent abstractions, permitting reuse of network functions across heterogeneous hardware platforms, while catering to the vendors’ need for closed platforms/implementations; and high performance software optimizations along with leveraging of hardware accelerators.
As a result, the 5G network will benefit from: i) location-independence: network services deployable in heterogeneous networks; ii) time-independence: near instantaneous deployment and migration of services; iii) scale-independence: transparent service scalability; and iv) hardware-independence: development and deployment of services with high performance irrespective of the underlying hardware.
Through these properties, SUPERFLUIDITY will provide a converged cloud-based 5G concept that will enable innovative use cases in the mobile edge, empower new business models, and reduce investment and operational costs.
The SUPERFLUIDITY consortium gathers an impressive and uncommon blend of Telco and IT players that can make its vision a reality.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-2

Coordinator

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Net EU contribution
€ 823 122,00
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181a
43124 Parma
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 1,00

Participants (19)

ALCATEL-LUCENT INTERNATIONAL SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 420 131,00
Address
Route De Villejust Nokia Paris Saclay
91620 Nozay

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ALCATEL-LUCENT INTERNATIONAL SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 188 725,00
Address
Route De Villejust Nokia Paris Saclay
91620 Nozay

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS ISRAEL LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 650 000,00
Address
16 Atir Yeda St
4464321 Kfar Saba

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 328 750,00
Address
1 Braham Street
E1 8EE London

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Region
London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CITRIX ELLAS MONOPROSOPI ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 709 375,00
Address
Eo Kato-ano Kastritsiou 4
26504 Kato Kastritsi Patras

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Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
E-BLINK

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 30 400,00
Address
3-5 Rue Marcel Pagnol
91800 Boussy Saint-antoine

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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
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INTEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 687 000,00
Address
Collinstown Industrial Park
W23 Leixlip

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NEC EUROPE LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 113 741,14
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Harrow and Hillingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ONAPP LIMITED
Gibraltar
Net EU contribution
€ 587 500,00
Address
Montagu Pavilion, Queensway 8-10
E1 6QL Gibraltar

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALTICE LABS SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 319 500,00
Address
Rua Jose Ferreira Pinto Basto
3810 106 Aveiro

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RED HAT ISRAEL LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 615 000,00
Address
Jerusalem Road 34 5th Floor
43501 Ra Anana

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TELCARIA IDEAS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 249 750,00
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera, 62, Derecha, 6-2
28015 Madrid

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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
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 271 778,00
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIFIED STREAMING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Stadhouderskade 54hs
1072AB Amsterdam

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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)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 233 750,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 355 875,00
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 284 500,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 287 500,00
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 588 216,86
Address
Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00