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SCALing by means of Ubiquitous Storage

SCALing by means of Ubiquitous Storage

Objective

Storage research increasingly gains importance based on the tremendous need for storage capacity and I/O performance. Over the past years, several trends have considerably changed the design of storage systems, starting from new storage media over the widespread use of storage area networks, up to grid and cloud storage concepts. Furthermore, to achieve cost efficiency, storage systems are increasingly assembled from commodity components. Thus, we are in the middle of an evolution towards a new storage architecture made of many decentralized commodity components with increased processing and communication capabilities, which requires the introduction of new concepts to benefit from the resulting architectural opportunities. The consortium of this Marie Curie Initial Training Network (MCITN) „SCALing by means of Ubiquitous Storage (SCALUS)“ aims at elevating education, research, and development inside this exciting area with a focus on cluster, grid, and cloud storage. The vision of this MCITN is to deliver the foundation for ubiquitous storage systems, which can be scaled in arbitrary directions (capacity, performance, distance, security) Providing ubiquitous storage will become a major demand for future IT systems and leadership in this area can have significant impact on European competitiveness in IT technology. To get this leadership, it is necessary to invest into storage education and research and to bridge the current gap between local storage, cluster storage, grid storage, and cloud storage. The consortium will proceed into the direction by building the first interdisciplinary teaching and research network on storage issues. It consists of top European institutes and companies in storage and cluster technology, building a demanding but rewarding interdisciplinary environment for young researchers.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN

Address

Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 617 040

Administrative Contact

Daniela Gerdes (Ms.)

Participants (11)

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BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 374 854

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 413 104

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 212 852

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 359 780

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 374 854

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 200 402

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 200 402

XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 167 456

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 196 352

FUJITSU TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS GMBH

Germany

SEAGATE SYSTEMS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 181 018

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 238808

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 298 114

  • EU contribution

    € 3 298 114

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN

Germany