CE25 - Réseaux de communication multi-usages, infrastructures de hautes performances, sciences et technologies logicielles

Large dataset transfer between datacenters – PicNic

Submission summary

Large dataset transfer from one datacenter to another is still an open issue. Currently, the most efficient solution is the exchange of a hard drive with an express carrier, as proposed by Amazon with its SnowBall offer. Recent evolutions regarding datacenter interconnects announce bandwidths from 100 to 400 Gb/s. The contention point is not the network anymore, but the applications which centralize data transfers and do not exploit parallelism capacities from datacenters which include many servers (and especially many network interfaces – NIC). The PicNic project addresses this issue by allowing applications to exploit network cards available in a datacenter, remotely, in order to optimize transfers (hence the acronym PicNic). The objective is to design a set of system services for massive data transfer between datacenters, exploiting distribution and parallelisation of networks flows.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Daniel HAGIMONT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse)

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 d'Informatique du Parallélisme
ICO Institut de Cancérologie de l’Ouest / Informatique
IRIT Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
LS2N Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes
LIG Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
NTNX Nutanix France

Help of the ANR 495,419 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 42 Months

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