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CloudPower : a Cloud service providing High Performance Computing to SMEs – CloudPower

Submission summary

High performance computing (HPC) allows scientists and industries to run large numerical application on huge data volumes. The HPC is a key factor in knowledge and innovation in many fields of industry and service, with high economic and social issues: aerospace, finance and business intelligence, energy and environment, chemicals and materials, medicine and biology , digital art and games, Web and social networks, ...

Today, acquiring HPC supercomputer is very expensive, making HPC unreachable to SMIs / SMEs for their research and development. The CloudPower project results from the research and development projectXtremWeb lead INRIA, CNRS, University Paris XI and ENS Lyon. Its goal is to offer a low cost Cloud HPC service for small and medium-sized innovative companies. With CloudPower, companies and scientists will run their simulations to design and develop new products on a powerful, scalable, economical, reliable and secure infrastructure.

The project will lead the creation of a new and innovative company operating the platform implemented in the framework of the ANR Emergence. CloudPower will leverage on the open-source software XtremWeb-HEP previously developed by the partners. The principle of the technology is to collect the under-exploited resources on the Internet (individual PCs, internet box, servers, data centers ...) to build a virtual supercomputer providing HPC services on demand. CloudPower will implement SaaS / PaaS portal for customers and develop extensions to allow commercial exploitation of unused resources. Building on the network of SMIs from the competitiveness clusters System@tic and LyonBiopole, we will implement scenarios and/or demonstrators which illustrate the ability of CloudPower to increase competitiveness, research and marketing of innovative SMEs.

Project coordination

Gilles Fedak (Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme) – Gilles.Fedak@inria.fr

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LIP Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
ENS-Lyon Valorisation ENS Lyon
LAL Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire

Help of the ANR 253,347 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2012 - 24 Months

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