Avalon at the TILECS Workshop

Avalon at the TILECS Workshop

Towards an Infrastructure for Large-Scale Experimental Computer Science

3 et 4 juillet, Campus Grenoble, France

More information about SILECS and the TILECS Workshop: https://www.silecs.net/tilecs-2019/

Laurent Lefevre (Avalon / Speaker) and Georges Da Costa with Christian Perez (Avalon / Chairman)

SILECS is a research infrastructure being built to gather the efforts of several testbeds.

 

The Avalon team are involved in this impressive project.

Farah Ait Salaht, Eddy Caron, Marcos Dias de assuncao, Laurent Lefevre (speaker), Matthieu Imbert, Christian Perez  (Session Chairman) was at this workshop.

Journée STIP Inria – Rencontre Avalon

The STIP Inria day started

Journée Ateliers Valorisation organisé par le STIP (Service Transfert Innovation et Partenariat ) Inria le 18 juin au LIP.

Organisation: STIP Inria (Helena Jerôme, Philippe Broun)

Intervenants: Pascale Vicat Blanc, Olivier Arsene, Xavier Blot

Lieu: Salle de réunion du M7

Programme

9h-12h : ateliers d’introduction à l’entrepreneuriat, présentations des dispositifs Inria (accompagnement, financement…), témoignage et retour d’expérience et échanges avec Pascale Vicat Blanc, scientifique-entrepreneure Inria (spécialisée dans le Cloud Computing)
13h15-16h15 : Ateliers en groupe basés entre autre sur une méthode de créativité : choix d’une techno/sujet dans les sujets scientifiques de l’équipe Avalon et sur les domaines d’applications des résultats de recherches, pour illustrer l’atelier, construction d’un livrable utile aux participants (encore à définir)

Participants: Marouane Azzouz, Dorra Boughzala, Eddy Caron, Alexandre Da Silva Veith, Felipe De Souza, Zakaria Fraoui, Mohamed Hamnache, Zeina Houmani, Cyril Séguin.

The day in live


10h15 : The Marshmallow Challenge

Organized by Beyond Lab (Xavier Blot and Olivier Arsene)

18 minutes to build the Marshmallow Tower …

Alexandre, Zeina and Felipe Team

 

 

Cyril, Dorra and Zakaria Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the winner is …

Cyril, Dorra and Zakaria Team


10h35: What’s STIP Inria can do for you [Philippe Broun]

Philippe Broun’s Talk – What’s the STIP can do for you

If you are lost in Innovation world… Who ya gonna call?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


10h57: Start’up experience: an amazing human adventure [Pascale Vicat-Blanc]

The Pascale Vicat-Blanc’s start-up experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


12h15: Beyond Lab introduction [Xavier Blot and Olivier Arsene]

The website: beyondlab.org

Beyond lab introduction


 

Lunch … discussions continue with the help of a good Pizza …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


14h05-16h45 Workshop to introduce three Avalon’s projects

A game with three teams.

Stage 1: Elevator pitch

SeeDep, SkyData and FogMonitoring

Stage 2: Team, appropriate, go beyond… Find the value

Each team try to find the value of an other project.

Stage 3: Final Pitch and Strategy

 

CLOSER 2019: SeeDep

SeeDep was at Heraklion (Crete)

SeeDep introduction at CLOSER 2019

SeeDep introduction at CLOSER 2019

Cyril Séguin (Avalon) was the speaker of the SeeDep Framework – Deploying reproducible application topologies on Cloud platforms – This Framework designed to provide a reproductible deployment on Cloud is the result of a join work with the Avalon team (Eddy Caron, Cyril Séguin) and Nokia Bell Labs (Samuel Dubus, Souheyl Noueili).

 

Cybersecurity – The Inria White Book

Cybersecurity – The Inria White Book

 

Scientific reviews and challenges in cybersecurity

Inria publishes the Cybersecurity White Book. Avalon security activities are briefly discribed (page 127).

Digital transformation opens up a wealth of opportunities, but it also leaves our IT systems and personal data increasingly exposed to attacks. Whether it’s governments or major operators, the risks are substantial from both a human and an economic point of view. With this in mind, Inria has unveiled a new white paper on the subject of cybersecurity, the goal being to take stock of the major scientific challenges and raise awareness of the importance of the issue.

Download the white book at the official web page: https://www.inria.fr/en/news/news-from-inria/inria-publishes-its-white-paper-on-cybersecurity

Loi de la programmation de la recherche & SimGrid

Loi de la programmation de la recherche & SimGrid

Le premier ministre Édouard Philippe a annoncé le 1er février 2019, le lancement d’une loi de programmation pluriannuelle pour la recherche à l’occasion des 80 ans du CNRS à la Maison de la Mutualité, à Paris.

À noter que SimGrid est cité comme l’un des 10 succès de la recherche française en 2018 dans le dossier presse de la loi de programmation de la recherche. Frédéric Suter (Avalon, IN2P3 CNRS) est l’un des 3 principaux développeurs avec Martin Quinson (Inria Myriads, ENS Rennes) et Arnaud Legrand (CNRS/Inria Polaris/Université de Grenoble) de SimGrid qui est un framework pour la simulation de grands systèmes distribués. Retrouvez Simgrid ici

Lire le dossier de Presse: https://www.gouvernement.fr/partage/10859-vers-une-loi-de-programmation-pluriannuelle-de-la-recherche

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avalon au Festival TRANSFO 2019

Plongez dans l'univers du numériquePlongez dans l’univers du Numérique.

À l’occasion du Festival TRANSFO du  24 au 31 janvier à Grenoble, Inria a organisé l’évènement “Plongez dans l’univers du numérique“. Avalon a participé à cet évènement.

Atelier 2 : À la découverte du numérique caché

15h30 – 16h30 – A103 et LOGIN
Dans un espace de découvertes, de nombreux scientifiques et startupeurs ont illustré par des présentation, démonstrations ou films la face cachée du numérique , c’est-à-dire le numérique que l’on présente rarement au grand public. Eddy Caron (Avalon, ENS de Lyon) a présenté les travaux sur l’automatisation de déploiements sécurisés dans les environnements Cloud.

Atelier 3 : Et si on parlait Ethique et Numérique ?

16h30 – 17h30 – Grand Amphi et F107
Deux ateliers/débats permettront d’aller plus loin dans les discussions liées à l’éthique et au numérique. Laurent Lefevre (Avalon, Inria) était l’un des prestigieux panélistes.

Laurent Lefevre (Avalon) panéliste au Festival TRANSFO 2019

Thesis Defense – Hadrien Croubois

Hadrien Croubois: Toward an autonomic engine for scientific workflows and elastic Cloud infrastructure

Everyone is welcome to attend Hadrien Croubois’s thesis defense, which will take place Tuesday 16th October at 14h at Salle des thèse (ENS de Lyon).

You are also invited to the cocktail that follows the defense.

Advisors:

Eddy Caron, ENS de Lyon


Committee members:

Noël De Palma, Université Jospeh Fourier, reviewer
Johan Montagnat, CNRS, Laboratoire I3S UMR 7271, reviewer
Luciana Arantes, Université Sorbonne, examiner
Frédéric Desprez, Inria, examiner
Pushpinder Kaur Chouhan,Ulster University, examiner


Abstract:

The constant development of scientific and industrial computation infrastructures requires the concurrent development of scheduling and deployment mechanisms to manage such infrastructures. Throughout the last decade, the emergence of the Cloud paradigm raised many hopes, but achieving full platform autonomicity is still an ongoing challenge.

Work undertaken during this Ph.D. aimed at building a workflow engine that integrated the logic needed to manage workflow execution and Cloud deployment on its own. More precisely, we focus on Cloud solutions with a dedicated Data as a Service (DaaS) data management component. Our objective was to automate the execution of workflows submitted by many users on elastic Cloud resources.

This contribution proposes a modular middleware infrastructure and details the implementation of the underlying modules:

  • A workflow clustering algorithm that optimises data locality in the context of DaaS-centered communications;
  • A dynamic scheduler that executes clustered workflows on Cloud resources;
  • A deployment manager that handles the allocation and deallocation of Cloud resources according to the workload characteristics and users’ requirements.

All these modules have been implemented in a simulator to analyse their behaviour and measure their effectiveness when running both synthetic and real scientific workflows. We also implemented these modules in the DIET middleware to give it new features and prove the versatility of this approach. Simulation running the WASABI workflow (waves analysis based inference, a framework for the reconstruction of gene regulatory networks) showed that our approach can decrease the deployment cost by up to 44% while meeting the required deadlines.