Title: SCALE-UP: Services for the Swiss Cloud for Academic and Learning Experts
- Zurich University of Applied Sciences, ZHAW
- University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland, FHNW
- Fernfachhochschule Schweiz, FFHS
- University of Berne, UNIBE
- University of Basel, UNIBAS
- Università della Svizzera Italiana, USI
- École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL
- University of St.Gallen, UNISG
- FHS St.Gallen, FHSG
Funded by: CUS 2013-2016 P-2 from swissuniversities
In this project ICCLab is involved in three work packages, including one where ICCLab is the lead. In SCALE-UP, a Distributed Computing Platform (DCP) in the cloud will be developed that will allow researchers to provision and use their favourite data-processing framework (among a multitude of supported frameworks including Hadoop, Spark, Storm, etc.) on-demand over popular cloud frameworks such as OpenStack. For researchers who may not know the most suitable framework for their data processing needs, the DCP will provide a matching algorithm that will guide the researcher to the most suitable framework interactively. It is foreseen that ICCLab will leverage the capabilities of Hurtle (http://hurtle.it) while implementing the DCP in this project.
ICCLab will bring in their advance rating-charging-billing framework, Cyclops (http://icclab.github.io/cyclops/) into SCALE-UP. Cyclops will be integrated into existing cloud infrastructure offered by SWITCH. The goal here is to enable SWITCH and partner institutions (Swiss universities, research labs, etc.) implement most-suitable pricing and billing models for any tools and services they offer to the community. This will significantly advance the self-sustainability of various product and services being developed as part of this project. Towards this target, a marketplace is envisioned and Cyclops framework will be customized to support self-configuration of billing models for products and services launched via this marketplace.
An easy-to-use VM onboarding toolkit will be developed which would help researchers across all disciplines of science and technology move their local test VMs from Virtualbox environment into the SWITCH cloud.