Secure Data Processing in the Cloud
RestAssured provides an ecosystem for performing Secure Data Processing in the Cloud, handling access security through policies and data security by keeping data encrypted at all times. IBM's focus is on exploring and creating a more developer-friendly platform for running computations on the data while it is encrypted, leveraging technology's like Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX).
The project aims to demonstrate its technologies through three diverse use cases: (1) High Performance Computing for commercial enterprises, running memory and compute intensive applications (2) Pay As You Drive usage based insurance, where driving telemetry is used to generate insurance quotes without exposing personal driving telemetry to the insurance provider, and (3) self-directed Social care for vulnerable adults and social care providers, matching between the two in a way which protects individual privacy policies.
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.
IOStack is a Software-defined Storage toolkit for Big Data built on top of the OpenStack platform.
IOStack enables efficient execution of virtualized analytics applications over virtualized storage resources thanks to flexible, automated, and low cost data management models based on software-defined storage (SDS).