Labex PRIMES

Laboratory of Excellence on Physics, Radiobiology, Medical Imaging, and Simulation

The program Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) aims to endow with significant means a set of research units in order to attract world-renowned researchers and to establish a high-level and integrated politic of research, training and valorization. The ambition of this program is to develop scientific originality, to favor multidisciplinary, to increase the excellence and the international visibility of the French research and to play a driving role into the training of both doctorate and master levels.

PRIMES’s (Physics, Radiobiology, Medical Imaging, and Simulation) primary objective is to develop new concepts and methods for the exploration, the diagnosis and the therapy of cancer and ageing-related pathologies. PRIMES brings together the complementary skills of 16 recognized academic and medical partners with a long-standing experience to develop state-of-the-art methods, covering all necessary fields, from basic physics, instrumentation, radiobiology, data acquisition and processing, to image reconstruction, simulations and modeling supported by supercomputing.

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More information on the PRIME website.

ANR MOEBUS

Multi-objective scheduling for large scale parallel systems.

The MOEBUS project focuses on the efficient execution of parallel applications submitted by various users and sharing resources in large-scale high-performance computing environments.

We propose to investigate new functionalities to add at low cost in actual large scale schedulers and programming standards, for a better use of the resources according to various objectives and criteria. We also propose to revisit the principles of existing schedulers after studying the main factors impacted by job submissions. Then, we will propose novel efficient algorithms for optimizing the schedule for unconventional objectives like energy consumption and to design provable approximation multi-objective optimization algorithms for some relevant combinations of objectives (performance, fairness, energy consumption, etc.). An important characteristic of the project is its right balance between theoretical analysis and practical implementation. The most promising ideas will lead to integration in reference systems such as SLURM and OAR as well as new features in programming standards implementations such as MPI or OpenMP. We expect MOEBUS results to impact further use of very large scale parallel platforms.

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More on MEBUS website

BioSyl

 

BioSyL is a Federative Research Structure attached to University of Lyon. It gathers about 50 local research teams working on systems biology in its most varied aspects. Its objectives are to federate these teams, to make them visible and to promote research done inside the Federal University of Lyon in systems biology, as well as local skills in this field.

BioSyL is a Federative Research Structure attached to University of Lyon. It gathers about 50 local research teams working on systems biology in its most varied aspects. Its objectives are to federate these teams, to make them visible and to promote research done inside the Federal University of Lyon in systems biology, as well as local skills in this field.

Participants are all research teams from the relevant disciplines (mathematics, physics, computer science, biology, chemistry, human and social sciences, medicine) using a “Systems Biology” approach, under the auspices of University of Lyon.

The objectives of BioSyl are

  • To provide a forum where Biology and Health projects in Lyon can participate fully in the challenges of the 21st century.
  • To offer access to this essential approach to all the Biology specialists in Lyon (health professionals, industrial and academic scientists).
  • To highlight, on a national and an international level, the Systems Biology activities taking place at University of Lyon.
  • To position the University of Lyon among the ten major Systems Biology groups within the next decade.

More information at BioSyl website.

NewGeneration-SR

NewGeneration-SR (NewGen) develops Nuvea, a software solution to manage datacenters while optimizing energy costs.

NewGeneration-SR is a company that proposes Green IT solutions for cloud platforms. The company holds two products:

  • Nuvea: A smart cloud solution to identify inefficiencies in Cloud management and optimize energy consumption.
  • DotRiver: A virtual desktop environment

NewGeneration-SR and Avalon collaborates on the design and development of the Nuvea solution.

More information on Newgeneration-SR website: (www.newgeneration-sr.com)

EU FP7 PaaSage

PaaSage delivers an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications.

The platform and the accompanying methodology allow model-based development, configuration, optimisation, and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing Cloud infrastructures.

PaaSage delivers an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications. The platform and the accompanying methodology allow model-based development, configuration, optimisation, and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing Cloud infrastructures.

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More on the PaaSage website.

SysFera

SysFera develops SysFera-DS (based on DIET middleware), a software solution for managing and optimizing heterogeneous and distributed HPC infrastructures.

SysFera – located in Lyon, France – is a company that develops SysFera-DS, a software solution for managing and optimizing heterogeneous and distributed HPC infrastructures. SysFera provides tools, support and maintenance for this solution. It also proposes consulting and training courses for its customers. The aim of the company is to address the following problems:

  • optimizing the usage of large sets of computing resource (workstations, clusters, Grids, or Cloud-computing infrastructures).
  • providing a transparent access to resources and applications.
  • strategic applications which do not take advantage of these computing resources, or which have to manage large amounts of data for example.

Two members of the AVALON team was SysFera’s founding associates.

SysFera is now finished since 2015.