DIET goes fishing at Rutgers University

The Workflow DIET engine plays with the Fishes Detection Application

In the context of SUSTAM (Associated joint team between Avalon and RDI2 Lab. in Rutgers University). Daniel Balouek-Thomert  (RDI2), Eddy Caron (Avalon), Hadrien Croubois (Avalon) and Alireza Zamani (RDI2), worked on deployment of an application from the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) project on Grid’5000 using the DIET Middleware

Moreover, on Friday december 1st, Eddy and Hadrien give a talk about DIET and elastic workflow.

Abstract: Cloud platforms have emerged as a leading solution for accessing computational resources for everybody. However, high performance scientific computing is still among the few domains where Cloud still raises more questions than it solves. While it is today possible to use existing approaches to deploy scientific workflows on virtualized platforms, these approaches do not benefit of many new features offered by Cloud providers. Among these features is the possibility of having an elastic platform that reacts to the need of the users, therefore offering an improved Quality of Service (QoS) while reducing the deployment cost. In this talk, we will present the DIET toolbox, a middleware designed for high-performance computing in a heterogeneous and distributed environment and our recent work on elastic workflows.


Associated joint team between Avalon and RDI2 Lab. in Rutgers University

  Associated joint team between Avalon and RDI2 Lab. in Rutgers University on   Sustainable Ultra Scale compuTing, dAta and energy Management

The collaboration proposed by the SUSTAM associate team focuses on aspects of sustainability in ultra-scale systems. Launched in 2017, the SUSTAM associated team aims to design a multi-criteria orchestration framework that manages resources, data and energy consumption in an efficient manner. The SUSTAM associate team will enable a long-term collaboration between the Inria Avalon and the RDI² team (Rutgers University . It will allow the teams to coordinate efforts and pursue common research activities in topics such as sustainable software solutions, resource and big-data management, elasticity of stream and batch applications, and energy efficiency. The involved members will contribute to the design of a common architecture and framework with components and algorithms adapted to various contexts.

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Avalon at SC’17

Avalon on the front of the SC’17 logo

From November 12th to 17th, five Avalon’s member at SuperComputing’17 (Christian, Eddy, Hadrien, Issam and Laurent) on the Inria booth (#2043). For the past 23 years, Inria participated every year to the SuperComputing conference held this year in Denver, CO in November. Very active in the domains of High Performance Computing, BigData, Simulations and Networking, Inria will show on its booth the last scientific results of its teams and partners.


Inria introduces 6 projects, among them two are provided by Avalon:

  • DIET, developed by the Avalon Inria project team: “A middleware for HPC and Cloud resources management  allowing you to build your own PaaS “
  • GreenFactory, also developed by the Avalon Inria project team: ” Reduce energy consumption of large scale systems with realistic multi-level shutdown policies “ .


  • Monday at 3pm40, the work “Budget-aware scheduling algorithms for scientific workflows on IaaS Cloud platforms ” by Yves Caniou, Eddy Caron, Aurélie Kong Win Chang and Yves Robert is shown during the WORKS Workshop.
  • Thursday at 12pm. Issam gives a talk “Large scale shutdown policies for HPC systems : the ELCI solution ” on the PRACE booth (#2171).


Issam and Laurent give a talk on the Prace booth.



Hadrien is an iexec ambassador during this week.