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:

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

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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

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.

Communication-aware task placement for workflow scheduling on DaaS-based Cloud at PDCO 2017 (Orlando, FL)

Hadrien Croubois gave a great talk to introduce the Communication-aware task placement for workflow scheduling on DaaS-based Cloud at PDCO 2017 (7th IEEE Workshop Parallel / Distributed Computing and Optimization ) in conjunction with IPDPS 2017 [1].



[1] E. Caron and H. Croubois. Communication aware task placement for workflow scheduling on DaaS-based cloud. In Workshop PDCO 2017. Parallel / Distributed Computing and Optimization, Orlando, FL. USA, May 2017. In conjunction with IPDPS 2017, The 31st IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium.


Presentation by Arnaud Lefray in the Séminaire des Doctorants du LIP

Arnaud Lefray is a PhD in the area of security in Cloud computing. Since 2015, he has been developing a start-up named Qirinus with Inria which proposes secure and adapted Cloud solutions to clients.
He will talk about research valorisation and startup creation. How to find infos? What kind of help do we have access? What are the different steps to create our own companies? He has a piece of advise to share with us.