KIARA InfiniBand Functionality Overview

This blog post gives an overview of the InfiniBand functionality that is offered by the transport stack of KIARA. KIARA is a new and advanced middleware and a part of the FI-WARE project which is in turn part of the very large European FI-PPP programme. Several team members of the ICCLab are currently working on the implementation of this middleware.

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Create-Net Visits the ICCLab

ZHAW ICCLab – Winterthur 24/10/2013

ICCLab invited Federico Facca, from Create-Net, to give an overview of the research activities, of his lab, and relevant projects in execution.

Around two hours were dedicated to this event to exchange reciprocally information about the activities and innovation interests.

The first part of the presentation, of Federico, was dedicated to introduce how Create-Net is organised and areas of competences:

CREATE-NET,  headquartered in Trento – Italy, is an international research center which operates as a non-profit association and with a mission to  built around four key points: Achieve Research excellence in ICT, promote technology & innovation transfer and have a focus on key application areas and services. One of  key goals is to provide significant benefit to the Autonomous Province of Trento. It is mainly structured in the following application domains:Intelligent transportation and sustainable mobility, Interactive and mobile social media, Smart Energy Systems and Well being and e-health.

After this introductory speech, most of the time was dedicated to the FI-PPP XI-FI project and Mirantis FUEL tool that is used to automate the introduction and configuration of new nodes in the federated cloud  XI-FI.   Mirantis opened its private library, of configuration and deployment tools for OpenStack, to the public. The library, called FUEL, has already been used in many OpenStack projects that the company completed for its business customers. ZHAW ICCLab is very interested in Fuel because it will be used in its datacenter.

The event was concluded with a round table with introduction of reseach interests and projects by each researcher of ICCLab.

ZHAW ICCLAB and Create-Net are contributing to the FI PPP programme with their participations to FI-WARE and XI-FI respectively. Nevertheless, both the organisations are participating to the CONCORD supporting and coordination action of FI PPP.

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RTI Connext DDS : Setup and HelloWorld Example (Windows/Eclipse/Java)

This blog post aims to give you an overview over what RTI Connext DDS is, how it works and in which context it is used here at the ICCLab. Furthermore it shows you how to set it up and implement a simple HelloWorld-like application. It is not intended to explain details or specific concepts. For this you are kindly referred to the very abundant and well written documentation which comes with the product or can be found online.

The source code of the example can be found here –> HelloWorld_Source

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