RAPID - Heterogeneous Secure Multi-level Remote Acceleration Service for Low-Power Integrated Systems and Devices
RAPID targets a novel heterogeneous CPU-GPU multi-level cloud acceleration focusing on applications running on embedded systems found on low-power devices such as smartphones, notebooks, tablets, wearable devices (smart watches, glasses), robots, cars, etc. Many such low-power devices can't always cope with the increased demand for processing power, memory and storage required by several applications in entertainment, vision, security, robotics, and aerospace such as gaming, antivirus, augmented reality, face and speech recognition, movement detection, biometrics, and CCTV. These applications require tremendous performance and cannot run on most existing battery operated devices. As a result, most such applications are only executed on high-end servers.
Small & medium enterprises, Open Source developers, Large companies, Technology providers, Research institutions.
RAPID will allow the end-user to run applications that require tremendous processing power, memory and storage on low-power devices. Wearable devices and smartphones will benefit from RAPID by being able to execute more efficiently several applications such as speech recognition, augmented reality, navigation, video editing, as well as gaming. Moreover, power-operated robotic devices can use RAPID to run applications in a wide variety of fields such as medicine and surgery, personal assistance, security, warehouse and distribution applications, aerospace, defence, and ocean and space exploration.
Finally laptops, notebooks and desktops can also take advantage of cloud resources through RAPID by running even more demanding applications such as 3D video and image processing, advanced design, simulation and analysis tools used by engineers, and High Performance Computing.
Smart cities, Media, Other.