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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CPCSA | Phase: INFRA-2008-1.2.1 | Award Amount: 177.68M | Year: 2009

The objective of this proposal is the creation of a leading edge network supporting a much enhanced range of both network and added value services targeted at end-users across the GANT service area. A principal goal will be to create a portfolio of seamless multi-domain services. In contrast to its predecessor, GN2, much more emphasis is placed on service development and service introduction.Initiatives are planned in the areas of multi-domain network service operation, where it is planned to organise quick and efficient provisioning of advanced services, develop operational support crossing management domains and security to ensure service integrity and protection of network resources. This will be complemented by the development of end-user services in a federated environment which will focus on the creation of generic meta-services, particularly in the context of security as well as further developments in the area of Roaming Services.Individual Tasks within the Joint Research Activities (JRAs) will be of shorter duration and more targeted than in GN2. The initial JRAs will deal with a critical analysis of future networking technologies as well as research into new services both from the point of supporting the development of new services as well as researching into enhancements to the emerging service portfolio (monitoring, mobility and resources management).These will be supported by Networking Activities (NAs) dealing with both internal and external project communications. A particular emphasis of the NAs will be to support and encourage the take up of services among end-users by working closely with NRENs. The need to develop this theme co-operatively with other world regions is recognised by the inclusion of an activity specifically targeted to achieve this.A committee of the NREN proposers (NREN Policy Committee) deals with overall policy and a Project Board (Executive Committee in GN2) oversees its implementation. This will be strengthened by the cr

Krejci R.,CESNET
Proceedings of the 2013 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2013 | Year: 2013

NETCONF is proposed as a new standard protocol for configuration and management of network devices. NET-CONF provides standardized way to configure heterogeneous networks. Currently, one of the obstacles to its widespread adoption is a lack of programming tools allowing developers to easily add NETCONF protocol support into the configuration tools and network devices. libnetconf library provides such functionality. This paper presents possibilities of using libnetconf for a development of network management applications and network device controllers supporting NETCONF protocol. We describe NETCONF functions provided by libnetconf as well as guidelines for utilizing libnetconf library to develop network management applications. © 2013 IFIP. Source

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CPCSA | Phase: INFRA-2010-1.2.1 | Award Amount: 24.95M | Year: 2010

The European Middleware Initiative is a collaboration of the three major middleware providers in Europe, ARC, gLite and UNICORE, and other consortia. EMI aims to deliver a consolidated set of middleware components for deployment in EGI, PRACE and other DCIs; extend the interoperability between grids and other computing infrastructures; strengthen the reliability of the services; and establish a sustainable model to maintain and evolve the middleware, fulfilling the requirements of the user communities.\nEuropean scientific research has benefited recently from the increasing availability of computing and data infrastructures with unprecedented capabilities for large scale distributed initiatives. These infrastructures are largely defined by enabling middleware. After the necessary initial period of research and consolidation that has taken place in the past several years, the growing usage of these resources now requires the transformation of the computing infrastructures into a professionally managed and standardized service. It is of strategic importance for the establishment of permanent, sustainable research infrastructures to lower the technological barriers still preventing resource owners from federating the resources, and potential communities of tens of thousands of researchers from using grids as a commodity tool in their daily activities.\nThe EMI project will make the realization of this vision possible by addressing a number of problems that still prevent users from easily accessing and using the whole capacity of the existing computing infrastructures. It will focus on improving the usability and accessibility for scientific users and the interoperability and manageability for service providers. The sustainability of the grid services will be directly addressed by replacing wherever possible proprietary technology with off-the-shelf components, improving their standardization and implementing industry standard quality assurance methodologies.

The presented invention enables the reception of video signals with variable channel synchronization. All logic elements are located on the receiver side that can work with any transmitter. The receiver comprises one or more sets of modules for image processing. These sets of modules adapt the speed of sending data to the frame generator to the speed of data creation on the transmitter side without the use of a precise time pulse source on both sides of the transfer and without feedback from the receiver to the transmitter. The receiver further includes a memory of channel synchronization configuration which determines the allocation of synchronized channels to groups and the detector of starts of frames. These, along with multiplexers of clock signals, ensure the synchronization of channels within groups and allows for modifying this channel distribution.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: INFRA-2012-3.3. | Award Amount: 2.12M | Year: 2012

CHAIN-REDS vision is to promote and support technological and scientific collaboration across different eInfrastructures established and operated in various continents, in order to facilitate their uptake and use by established and emerging Virtual Research Communities (VRCs) but also by single researchers, promoting instruments and practices that can facilitate their inclusion in the community of users. The project aims to support and disseminate the best practices currently adopted in Europe and other continents, and promote and facilitate interoperability among different regional eInfrastructures. CHAIN-REDS gathers the main stakeholders of regional eInfrastructures, collectively engaged in studying and defining a path towards a global eInfrastructure ecosystem that will allow VRCs, research groups and even single researchers to access and efficiently use worldwide distributed resources (i.e. computing, storage, data, services, tools, applications). The core objective of CHAIN-REDS project is to promote, coordinate and support the effort of a critical mass of non-European eInfrastructures for Research and Education to collaborate with Europe addressing interoperability and interoperation of Grids and other Distributed Computing Infrastructures. From this perspective, CHAIN-REDS will optimise the interoperation of European infrastructures with those present in other 6 regions of the world, both from development and use point of view, and catering to different communities.\nOverall, CHAIN-REDs will provide input for future strategies and decision-making regarding collaboration with other regions on eInfrastructure deployment and availability of related data; it will raise the visibility of eInfrastructures towards intercontinental audiences, covering most of the world and will provide support to establish globally connected and interoperable infrastructures, in particular between EU and the developing regions.

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