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Virtual multidisciplinary  EnviroNments USing  Cloud infrastructures

Virtual multidisciplinary EnviroNments USing Cloud infrastructures

Objective

Several research communities in Europe exploit e-Infrastructures, sharing data and computing resources with Grid and Supercomputing technology. However the inherent complexity of these technologies has limited their wider adoption and their long term sustainability: designing, developing and operating a computing infrastructure for an e-Science community remains challenging and costly.VENUS-C will develop and deploy an industrial-quality service-oriented platform based on virtualisation technologies to serve research and industrial user communities, leveraging previous experiences and competences of grids & supercomputing, while investigating new sustainable business models.For Europe to remain at an international competitive edge, it needs to continue investing aggressively in new computing technologies such as those proposed by VENUS-C. These could develop into an essential infrastructure of the information economy.VENUS-C will foster the development of Cloud Computing service offerings taking advantage of existing international opportunities and European industrial potential. Ten years ago, Europe successfully applied a similar approach with Grid computing, importing key technology from the US to quickly become a world-wide leader.By exploiting commercial solutions, but avoiding vendor lock-in with effective interoperability, VENUS-C will provide an easy way to deploy end-user services, dynamically extending e-infrastructures capabilities, addressing all aspects of a sustainable infrastructure.VENUS-C is a Europe-driven industry-led consortium with skilled partners and a strong, international advisory committee formed by worldwide experts in distributed computing and scientific applications. The user communities involved are: Bioinformatics, System Biology, Drug discovery, Civil Protection, Civil Engineering, and Digital Libraries. Twenty short-term experiments will be supported in the second year of VENUS-C through a competitive selection process.
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Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Address

Piazzale Dell'Agricoltura 24
00144 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 119 091

Administrative Contact

Marialuisa Porro (Ms.)

Participants (15)

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EUROPAEISCHES MICROSOFT INNOVATIONS CENTER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 730 439

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 344 286

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 320 986

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 238 194

ELLINIKO KENTRO KENOTOMIAS MICROSOFT AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 239 594

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 201 900

THE MICROSOFT RESEARCH - UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO CENTRE FOR COMPUTATIONAL AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY Scarl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 159 659

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 252 110

COLLABORATORIO SNC DI BARZON FURIO& C

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 145 680

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 278 410

EUROPEAN CHAPTER OF THE OPEN GRID FORUM, EEIG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 249 710

INNOTEC srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 36 057

TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 123 884

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261565

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2012

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 306 364

  • EU contribution

    € 4 500 000

Coordinated by:

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy