Grid'5000 user report for Jean Patrick Gelas

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Jean Patrick Gelas (users, user, account-manager, lyon, ml-users user)
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  • LSCAN (Large Scale Autonomic Networks) (Networking) [achieved]
    Description: Large Scale Autonomic Networks : we want to experiment a networking infrastructure based on active and programmable network equipments. Execution environments deployed are based on Tamanoir software suite developped by Gelas&Lefevre (INRIA RESO). Active Networks, allowing users or applications to inject customized programs into the nodes of the network, are considered as a promising way to enhance the common idea of what a network can do. The creation of new services, such as on-the-fly compression or encryption, and what is more important a new way to think about development and deployment of customized modules to perform computation within the network can lead to massive improvements to network functionality. The Tamanoir project, based on active networks where a new generation of network equipments (such as routers, proxies, and gateways) apply services on the fly on data packets, deals with, in a successful way, some of the historical problems that this kind of approach has to face, such as security and high performance, implementing an efficient multi-streams active transport and dynamic services deployment in the net. Tamanoir services may operate either at a lower level (packets marking, selective drops...) or at a higher one (QoS, cryptography, compression on the fly...) The Tamanoir architecture design does not interphere with the core network, mainly to guarantee higher performance results, and it's deployed only on the network periphery. Tamanoir Active Nodes (TAN) provide persistent active nodes which are able to handle different applications and various data stream at the same time. The two main transport protocol (TCP and UDP) are supported by the TAN for carrying data. We use the ANEP (Active Network Encapsulated Protocol) format to send data over active networks. The injection of new functionalities, called services, is independent from the data stream: services are deployed on demand when streams reach an active node which does not hold the required service. There are two ways for service deployment: with a service repository, where TANs send all requests for downloading required services, and without, in which case the TAN queries the active node that sent the stream for the service. When the service is installed in memory, it is ready to process the stream. It is worth noticing that a stream can cross equally a classical router, obviously, without any processing actions.
    Results: In the context of the Grid5000 project, we have developped the LSCAN software suite which is dedicated to the deployment (graphical), management (trough web services) and experiment of large scale deployment of autonomic network nodes. LSCAN is adapted from the Nagios software suite and currently validated on Grid5000 platform.
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  • Hipcal (Middleware) [planned]
    Description: HIPCAL studies a new paradigm (grid substrate) based on confined virtual cluster concept for resource control in grids. In particular, we propose to study and implement new approaches for bandwidth sharing and end to end network quality of service guarantees.
  • The HIPerNET System (Middleware) [achieved]
    Description: The middleware HiperNet is the core of the HIPCal project. It's consist in making a virtualization of all the ressources of a grid : nodes, network. Currently, the HIPerNet V0.6 is available for test. It can deploy some virtuals instances of linux based images (Debian and CENTOS) on the clusters azur, bordemer and capricorne. The software use Xen 3.2.1 and a specific server HIPCal localized at Lyon.
    Results: A software for cloud management has been created: HIPerNet.
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  • Towards an Energy Efficient Grid5000 (Networking) [in progress]
    Description: This project explores the design of energy-aware software frameworks dedicated to large scale distributed systems. These frameworks will collect energy usage information and provide them to resources managrs and schedulers. Large scale experimental validations on Grid5000 and DSLLAB platforms will be proposed.

    This research activity is part of the ARC Green-Net project supported by INRIA.

    Live energy monitoring information can be obtained here .

    Participants of this experiment from INRIA RESO Project Team :
    • Laurent Lefevre
    • Anne Cecile Orgerie
    • Jean-Patrick Gelas

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  • Autonomic Internet Projet (Networking) [achieved]
    Description: On-demand deployment of services on large scale virtual network infrastructures on Grid'5000. Design and development of the Autonomic Network Programming Interface (ANPI) and OVNI5000. This research is part of the European STREP : Autonomic Internet Project.
    Results: The project Autoi has been deployed on Grid5000. A new framework/software for the manage and deploy has been created : OVNI5000.
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