HARNESS – Hardware and network-enhanced software systems for cloud computing

Focus: Integrating heterogeneous hardware and network technologies into data centre platforms, vastly increasing performance, reducing energy consumption and lowering cost profiles for important and high-value cloud applications such as real-time business analytics and the geosciences.

Coordinator: Imperial College of London, UK

Partnership: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland; University of Rennes, France; Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany; Maxeler Technologies, UK; SAP, Germany

Impact: Enabling providers to offer new levels of services to cloud applications. A new market to the purveyors of specialised hardware and network technologies.

Funding: European Commission, DG CNECT, Software & Services, Cloud, 7th Framework Programme, FP7-ICT Call 8.

Position Paper: http://www.cloudwatchhub.eu/concertation-position-papers/harness-hardware-and-network-enhanced-software-systems-cloud-computing

Website: www.harness-project.eu