SpeQulos: A Framework for QoS in Unreliable Distributed Computing Infrastructures using Cloud Resources.

Project Details

Project Lead
Simon Delamare 
Project Manager
Simon Delamare 
Project Members
Gilles Fedak  
INRIA - France, Avalon team - INRIA Rhone Alpes  
Computer Science (401) 
11.04 Information Sciences and Systems 


Hybrid Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) allow users to combine Grids, Desktop Grids, Clouds, etc. to obtain for their users even larger computing capabilities. In this project, we deploy an experimental study of the SpeQuloS framework which aims at providing QoS to best effort computing infrastructures, such as Desktop Grid, by provisioning on-demand Cloud resources, using Nimbus over Future Grid.

Intellectual Merit

Our research activities aim to enhance the experience of DCI utilization available to scientists, both by increasing Quality of Service delivered by those infrastructure and by enlarging the kind of resources available to them.

Broader Impacts

By using Nimbus and Future Grid, we hope to strengthen the collaboration between the Grid5000 and Future Grid communities. We already deploy some experimentation of the SpeQuloS framework in Grid5000. Proceeding to similar experimentation with Nimbus over Future Grid could lead to highlight the similarities and differences between these two environments.

Scale of Use

Our primary goal is to validate the capacity of SpeQuloS to use a Nimbus based Cloud, so few resources (few VMs) are needed. Further collaboration may lead to a larger experimentation, in that case more resources could be needed.