The Project Consortium

The Project Consortium

High Performance Computing Centre (HLRS), University of Stuttgart - Germany

HLRS The High Performance Computing Centre (HLRS) is a research and service institution affiliated to the University of Stuttgart. It has been the first national supercomputing centre in Germany and is offering services to academic users and industry.
The institute is actively involved in the development and support of distributed programming models, and the development of productivity tools for parallel programming including integrated development environments. HLRS is taking a major role through the GAUSS centre in projects such as PRACE ( which actively assess and propose the future development of supercomputing architectures and applications with leading HPC centres in Europe.
The S(o)OS project will reduce the management and development overhead for large scale hybrid resource infrastructures, thus enabling more and wider usage of high performance computing infrastructures.

Contact(s): Stefan Wesner; Lutz Schubert


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Switzerland

EPFL The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the two Swiss Institutes of Technology, with ETHZ. EPFL gathers around 5000 undergrads and 3000 graduate students. EPFL is famous in various scientific areas and, in particular, its school of computer and communication sciences has just been ranked 28 worldwide by the so-called Shanghai ranking of academic institutes. The laboratory of distributed programming (LPD), representing this school in this project is specifically active in concurrent and distributed computing. More specifically, LPD has contributed to advancing research in concurrent algorithms as well as concurrent programming languages. LPD has participated in various projects in that area, including Swiss and EU ones. The Distributed Programming Laboratory (LPD) of EPFL, headed by Prof. Rachid Guerraoui, is dedicated to the programming of distributed environments, spanning theoretical foundations of distributed systems, design and implementations of distributed algorithms, and evaluation of distributed systems. The LPD has a strong background in multicore programming including shared memory algorithms, and has recently published promising results in top conferences and journals on the topic of Transactional Memory (TM), a simple programming abstraction for multicore architectures.

Contact(s): Rachid Guerraoui; Vincent Gramoli


Europäisches Microsoft Innovations Center GmbH - Germany

EMIC Founded in 2003, the European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) in Aachen, Germany is one of the Microsoft facilities dedicated to research and development in Europe. EMIC collaboration experience spans across 25 ongoing/finished European Commission & German co-funded research projects, with around 300 industry and academic partners. EMIC collaboration experience spans across 25 ongoing/finished European Commission & German co-funded research projects, with around 300 industry and academic partners.
EMIC wants to enable next generation, service-oriented software applications which require robustness and scalability, and which are running in distributed and heterogeneous environments. In the context of the SOOS project this means support for next-generation software applications to seamlessly run both on large-scale multi-core systems as well as on heterogeneous and distributed environments combining multi-core devices and cloud services.

Contact(s): Götz Brasche


Instituto de Telecomunicacoes-Pólo Aveiro - Portugal

Instituto de Telecomunicações (ITAv) is a private, non–profit organisation, the result of the association of five institutions with experience and traditions in research and development in the field of Telecommunications: «Instituto Superior Técnico» (IST), «Universidade de Aveiro» (UA), «Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra» (FCTUC), «Portugal Telecom Inovação, S.A.», and «Nokia Siemens Networks».
IT mission is to «create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications» and thus it undertakes fundamental and applied research in telecommunications, including architectures and protocols for wireless communications, frameworks and adaptation to multiple physical layers, traffic characterization and modelling, multiservice routing, networks and systems management etc. The S(o)OS project will finally address the challenges of a integrated communications stack in a distributed architecture systematically.

Contact(s): Rui Aguiar; João Paulo BarracaBruno Santos


Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna - Italy

SSSA The Real-Time Systems Laboratory (RETIS) at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA) is one of the world's leading research teams in the area of embedded real-time systems, time critical scheduling algorithms, advanced operating systems and adaptive resource management. The group was established in 1993 and is now composed of about 30 people. It has been involved in many European research projects related to several aspects of real-time systems. The lab also participates in the European Network of Excellence “ArtistDesign”, consisting of research groups active in real-time and embedded systems.
The S(o)OS project will provide an opportunity for the RETIS group to investigate on mechanisms that will be needed for appropriate QoS support and performance guarantees provisioning at the Operating System level, in the future and emerging high-performance systems of tomorrow.

Contact(s): Giuseppe Lipari; Tommaso Cucinotta


Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES), Universiteit Twente - the Netherlands

UT The University of Twente and the research institute CTIT (Centre for Telematics and Information Technology) participate in the S(o)OS project with the chair CAES (Computer Architectures for Embedded Systems). The key area of the group can be characterized as energy-efficient dependable architectures for reconfigurable MPSoCs, by combining computer architectures, systems software, networking, and tools.
The research in the CAES group resulted in a number of spin-off companies: Recore Systems, Smart Signs Solutions, Ambient Systems and HOMA Software.
An important area of interest for UT is programmability of multi-processor systems. Within that context, the S(o)OS project will offer an oportunity to examine the specification methods for heterogeneous multi-core hardware platforms, ranging from systems on a single chip to wireless sensor networks.

Contact(s): Gerard Smit; Jan Kuper; Christiaan Baaij


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