SliceNet intends to meet the challenging requirements from the management and control planes of network slicing across multiple administrative domains, facilitating early and smooth adoption of 5G slices for verticals to achieve their demanding use cases, and managing the QoE for slice services.
SliceNet will follow a layered architectural approach to allow the creation of a modular, extensible and scalable framework.
The vision of MIKELANGELO project is to make virtual infrastructures ready to run big data, high performance computing, and I/O intensive applications in production.
Cloud and HPC architectures are inefficient. Layers, introduced by legacy and compatibility requirements, result in complexity of software execution, set-up, management and security. MIKELANGELO is targeting the sweet-spot between efficiency, stability and security.
We focus on lowest layers of virtual infrastructure – on virtual IO in the hypervisor (KVM), guest (unikernel – OSv) and between them (virtual RDMA – vRDMA).
The aim of OPERA is to create a cooperative, secure, reliable, customized, and low power computing platform that is able to address the challenges imposed by the future convergence of datacentre computing, embedded devices and sensors. To this end OPERA will develop a new generation of high-density servers. These servers are the basic “bricks” for implementing a scalable Low Power datacentre. At the base of these modules there are heterogeneous architectures that use ARM, Intel, POWER8 processors to enable energy efficient server-class processors, and FPGA accelerators for optimized functions and computation offloading (i.e., by instantiating on the reconfigurable device customized circuits that perform specific operation directly in hardware). These devices form a mix of processing elements and accelerators designed for achieving significantly better energy efficiency at the cost of flexibility. Moreover, the integration of the CAPI (Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface) technology – it allows external component such as FPGA-based circuit to have a coherent access to the cache hierarchy of a processors, allows these accelerators appearing to external high-performance systems as if they were cores integrated on the same chip. The OPERA project aims also at exploiting high-speed optical links to provide interconnections between the accelerators and the external system with no performance limitations.
The COSIGN consortium brings together a unique combination of expertise and resources to deliver novel scalable and future-proof intra-data centre network solutions empowered by advanced optical technologies and a software defined control framework, which will overcome existing and predicted bottlenecks of current architectural solutions.
The BEACON project set out in 2015 to solve the problem of federated cloud infrastructures. It sought to define and implement a framework. Inter-cloud networking as well as security were lent extra weight as the automated technique for the deployment of applications across different clouds and data-centres required.