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Service-oriented Operating Systems

Service-oriented Operating Systems

Objective

Processor and network architectures are making rapid progress with more and more cores being integrated into single processors and more and more machines getting connected with increasing bandwidth. Processors become heterogeneous and reconfigurable, thus allowing for dynamic adaptation to specialised needs. In future, thousands of billions of devices may be connected to form a single computing unit.No current programming model is able to cope with this development, as they are too tightly coupled with the underlying device structure. Furthermore, complex, non-aligned middlewares and operating systems render the programming model unnecessarily inefficient. In order to realise efficient programmability of terascale devices by experts and average developers equally, a complete new approach to handling these types of devices across all layers is required:The S(o)OS project will address future distributed systems on the level of a holistic operating system architecture by drawing from Service Oriented Architectures and the strength of Grids. This will decouple the OS from the underlying resource infrastructure, thus making execution across an almost unlimited number of varying devices possible, independent from the actual hardware.S(o)OS will allow for automatic distribution of code parts across such a resource fabric by investigating means to execute processes, threads and parallel applications across resources in a way that addresses both code requirements and resource availability, thus improving overall performance.S(o)OS intends to enable even average developers to cope with large, widely distributed infrastructures. The project therefore examines means for run-time code assessment, its segmentation and distribution across the infrastructure. This will range from automated assessment to a powerful extension for experienced developers to specify e.g. communication and relationship requirements.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Address

Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 631 168

Administrative Contact

Stefan Wesner (Dr.)

Participants (5)

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 370 958

EUROPAEISCHES MICROSOFT INNOVATIONS CENTER GMBH

Germany

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 330 400

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 479 592

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 437 880

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248465

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 936 818

  • EU contribution

    € 2 249 998

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany