Global HPC Market Briefing

Estimates of the total HPC market range from US$21bn – US$29.4bn. The HPC market has a number of fundamental assumptions that underlie its economic model, namely: problems of increasing complexity will be identified society will view solving these problems as critical and will value and protect such solutions; and the …

Use Case Requirements Report

CloudLightning’s first public deliverable, “Use Case Requirements Report” was released today. The report is the first task deliverable due under Work Package 2 – Use Cases and Testbed, led by Dataflow Engine specialists and one of the project’s industry partners, Maxeler Technologies. This report presents four use cases that are …

Irish Times Article: Research at UCC into cloud energy efficiency

Below is the Irish Times technology supplement coverage of the CloudLightning Project, titled, “Research at UCC into cloud energy efficiency”. The article focuses largely on the benefits of CloudLightning’s proposed power-efficient cloud infrastructure. It also mentions the computing constraints of homogeneous cloud models and the benefits of heterogeneity in cloud …

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Multi-Clouds: Challenges and Current Solutions

In this presentation, Prof Dana Petcu (Institute e-Austria Timisoara, West University of Timisoara and CloudLightning Project Lead for Work Package 3) discusses the concepts, challenges and requirements relating to multicloud architectures. Prof Petcu also addresses differences between existing approaches in dealing with multiple clouds and the requirements for a support …

CloudLightning Project Factsheet

The CloudLightning Project Factsheet is available to download. It summarises the context, motivations, challenges, solution & expected impact of the project.