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Eurotech | Date: 2017-06-14

Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with secure cloud based multi-tier provisioning are described. In one embodiment, a method includes storing, in server-side computer storage medium, an activation key for a networked device and a set of configuration parameter values associated with an application to be run by the networked device. The method includes managing access to the computer storage medium such that access to the activation key and the configuration parameter values by unauthorized entities is prevented. Upon receiving the activation key from an authorized installation entity, the method includes identifying a configuration for the networked device comprising the set of configuration parameter values. A network connection is made with the networked device and the configuration is transmitted to the networked device, such that the configuration is not provided to the authorized installation entity.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.12.1 | Award Amount: 10.02M | Year: 2013

The proposed project DEEP-ER (DEEP-Extended Reach) addresses two significant Exascale challenges: the growing gap between I/O bandwidth and compute speed, and the need to significantly improve system resiliency. DEEP-ER will extend the Cluster-Booster architecture of the Dynamical Exascale Entry Platform (DEEP) project by a highly scalable I/O system and will implement an efficient mechanism to recover application tasks that fail due to hardware errors. The project will leverage new memory technology to provide increased performance and power efficiency. As a result, I/O parts of HPC codes will run faster and scale up better HPC applications will be able to profit from checkpointing and task restart on large systems reducing overhead seen today. Systems that use the DEEP-ER results can run more applications increasing scientific throughput, and the loss of computational work through system failures will be substantially reduced.\nDEEP-ER will build a prototype with the second generation Intel Xeon Phi processor, a uniform high-speed interconnect across Cluster and Booster, non-volatile memory on the compute nodes, and network attached memory providing high-speed shared memory access. A highly scalable and efficient I/O system based on the Fraunhofer file system will support I/O intensive applications, using optimised I/O middleware SIONlib and EIOW. A multi-level checkpoint scheme will exploit scalable I/O and fast, non-volatile memory close to the nodes to reduce the overhead of saving state for long-running tasks. The OmpSs based DEEP programming model will govern the creation of checkpoints and restart failed tasks from the beginning or recover saved state depending on their granularity.\nSeven important HPC applications will be optimised demonstrating the usability, performance and resiliency of the DEEP-ER Prototype. The applications come from different scientific and engineering areas and represent requirements of simulation-based and data-intensive HPC codes.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.3.4 | Award Amount: 12.93M | Year: 2013

Data-centres form the central brains and store for the Information Society and are a key resource for innovation and leadership. The key challenge has recently moved from just delivering the required performance, to include consuming reduced energy and lowering cost of ownership. Together, these create an inflection point that provides a big opportunity for Europe, which holds a leading position in energy efficient computing and market prominent positions in embedded systems.\n\nEUROSERVER is an ambitious and holistic project aimed to arm Europe with leading technology for conquering the new markets of cloud computing:\n\n1. Capitalise on the European strength in embedded and low power computing to provide an innovative combined architecture-and-technology integration platform that enables the reuse of highly-integrated, high-performance, energy-efficient component subsystems in a micro-server solution suitable across both cloud data-centres and embedded application workload.\n\n2. Perform a combined architecture-technology exploration that creates the hardware and the software for micro-server based computing in support of cloud-based and embedded applications.\n\n3. Evidence this architecture in a data-centre grade low-power physical micro-server prototype solution utilizing advanced ARM IP, industry leading FD-SOI fabrication technology, and state of the art 2.5D device integration technologies and prove the advantages of these European technologies as the enabler of next generation, low-cost, power-efficient, high-density compute.\n\nThe EUROSERVER consortium brings together world-class leaders in their own fields and creates the critical-mass required to deliver More than Moore solutions. A unique differentiator of EUROSERVER is its broad access to the required industrial technologies and specialised academic support. The potential impact of EUROSERVER is therefore very high to competitively accelerate and improve the delivery of energy-efficient computing worldwide.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: JTI-CP-ARTEMIS | Phase: SP1-JTI-ARTEMIS-2012-AIPP6;SP1-JTI-ARTEMIS-2012-AIPP4 | Award Amount: 67.54M | Year: 2013

Our society is facing both energy and competitiveness challenges. These challenges are tightly linked and require new dynamic interactions between energy producers and energy consumers, between machines, between systems, between people and systems, etc. Cooperative automation is the key for these dynamic interactions and is enabled by the technology developed around the Internet of Things and Service Oriented Architectures. The objective of the Arrowhead project is to address the technical and applicative challenges associated to cooperative automation: -Provide a technical framework adapted in terms of functions and performances, -Propose solutions for integration with legacy systems, -Implement and evaluate the cooperative automation through real experimentations in applicative domains: electro-mobility, smart buildings, infrastructures and smart cities, industrial production, energy production and energy virtual market, -Point out the accessible innovations thanks to new services, -Lead the way to further standardization work. The strategy adopted in the project has four major dimensions: -An innovation strategy based on business and technology gap analysis paired with a market implementation strategy based on end users priorities and long term technology strategies -Application pilots where technology demonstrations in real working environments will be made -A technology framework enabling collaborative automation and closing innovation critical technology gaps -An innovation coordination methodology for complex innovation orchestration Date of approval by the ECSEL JU: 23/07/2015


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: JTI-CS | Phase: JTI-CS-2011-3-GRA-02-017 | Award Amount: 1.94M | Year: 2013

Aviation has delivered immense social and economic benefits to mankind. In Europe, turnover in the aeronautics sector exceeded 65 billion in 1999 and 400,000 people are directly employed in the industry. In response to our environmental responsibilities, the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) has set strict objectives regarding noise reduction, fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. In parallel, EU directives have been put in place to control these parameters. If the EU aeronautics sector cannot meet these challenges, market share will be lost to US manufacturers. The outputs of ALLEGRA will result in pragmatic, validated solutions which will reduce noise, emissions and improve fuel consumption. These solutions will be developed in conjunction with an EU aircraft manufacturer (Alenia) to ensure feasibility and to reduce time to implementation. During landing approach, when engines are operating at low thrust, the noise of the airframe contributes strongly to the overall noise signature of modern aircraft. Airframe noise is generated by airflow around components of the aircraft. The main sources of airframe noise are therefore the high drag elements such as landing gears and also the high lift devices on the wings. For larger aircraft, it is the landing gear noise that dominates. This project will therefore focus on the design and test of Main and Nose Landing Gear noise reduction concepts. ALLEGRA has put together a consortium which comprises of a well known aeroacoustic wind tunnel company and some SMEs from around Europe with specific competence on landing gear design, manufacturing and structural analysis. In addition two of the EUs most distinguished universities will take the lead in computational aeroacoustics, noise measurements and data analysis. All partners have participated and delivered in EU projects, in some cases extensively including coordination.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-30-2015 | Award Amount: 6.96M | Year: 2016

AGILE project aims to create an open, flexible and widely usable IoT solution at disposal of industries (startups, SMEs, tech companies) and individuals (researchers, makers, entrepreneurs) as a framework that consists of: A modular IoT gateway enabling various types of devices (wearables, home appliances, sensors, actuators, etc.) to be connected with each other and to the Internet; Data management and device control maximizing security and privacy, at local level and in the cloud, technologies and methodologies to better manage data privacy and ownership in the IoT; Support of various open and private clouds; Recommender and visual developers interfaces enabling easy creation of applications to manage connected devices and data; Support of mainstream IoT/M2M protocols, and SDKs from different standardization bodies for device discovery and communication; Two separate gateway hardware versions: a) the makers version, based on the popular RaspberryPi platform for easily prototyping and attracting the current community; b) the industrial version for more industrial and production-ready applications; An ecosystem of IoT applications shareable among users and developers leveraging on existing initiatives by key stakeholders in this domain, like Canonical and Ubuntu Snappy IoT ecosystem. Piloted in relevant open areas (fields and in a port) for field & cattle monitoring through drones, air quality & pollution monitoring and in smart retail, AGILE will be easily adaptable and usable in different contexts serving as an horizontal technology for fast IoT prototyping and engineering in different domains. Following an open hardware/software approach, harnessing the power of IoT developers and entrepreneurs communities, AGILE aims to offer tools to overcome limitations imposed by closed and vertical walled gardens for IoT apps development, offering a fully open platform for integration and adaptation with 3rd parties enabling a new marketplace for IoT apps


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.3.4 | Award Amount: 9.29M | Year: 2013

Up to now mission & safety critical services of SoS (Systems of Systems) have been running on dedicated and often custom designed HW/SW platforms. In the near future such systems will be accessible, connected with or executed on devices comprising off-the-shelf HW/SW components. Significant improvements have been achieved supporting the design of mixed-critical systems by developing predictable computing platforms and mechanisms for segregation between applications of different criticalities sharing computing resources. Such platforms enable techniques for the compositional certification of applications correctness, run-time properties and reliability.\nCONTREX will complement these important activities with an analysis and segregation along the extra-functional properties real-time, power, temperature and reliability. These properties will be a major cost roadblocks when 1) scaling up the number of applications per platform and the number of cores per chip, 2) in battery powered devices or 3) switching to smaller technology nodes. CONTREX will enable energy efficient and cost aware design through analysis and optimisation of real-time, power, temperature and reliability with regard to application demands at different criticality levels. To reinforce European leadership and industrial competiveness the CONTREX approach will be integrated into existing model-based design methods that can be customized for different application domains and target platforms.\nCONTREX will focus on the requirements derived from the automotive, aeronautics and telecommunications domain and evaluate its effectiveness and drive integration into existing standards for the design and certification based on three industrial demonstrators. Valuable feed-back to the industrial design practice, standards, and certification procedures is pursued.\nOur economic goal is to improve energy efficiency by 20 % and to reduce cost per system by 30 % due to a more efficient use of the computing platform.


Systems and methods for trusted provisioning and authentication for networked devices in a cloud-based IoT/M2M platform is disclosed. In one embodiment, a fully qualified domain name and public key is registered in a domain name server for each networked device during device configuration. A network device establishes its trustworthiness to a data collection and processing server by providing credentials to the data collection and processing server. The data collection and processing server deduces the username, the devices fully qualified domain name, and encrypted password from the credentials. The domain name server is queried for the fully qualified domain name and the public key is returned. The encrypted password is decrypted using the public key and an attempt is made to verify the password. When the password is verified, the username is provided to the data collection and processing server to authorize a network connection between the networked device and the data collection and processing server.


Patent
Eurotech | Date: 2014-11-14

A modular super-calculation architecture comprises a plurality of electronic calculation modules communicating with each other in a network and liquid cooled. Each electronic calculation module includes a calculation node, one or more autonomous liquid cooling devices, an electric power device, a box-like container that encloses and protects inside it at least the calculation node, the electric power device, and the one or more liquid cooling devices. Each electronic calculation module is independent hydraulically, electrically, in terms of network communication and mechanically at least from the other electronic calculation modules, and can be inserted and/or removed or substituted hot from said architecture.


Patent
Eurotech | Date: 2015-03-28

An adhesive system comprises a carrier and an adhesive for attaching objects, such as a wiring harness, to a support surface, such as the structure of a motor vehicle, aircraft or appliance. The adhesive system features two end portions and a strap portion. An opening in one end portion is configured to receive the other end portion. The opening has a width normal to the longitudinal axis of the carrier that is configured to receive the strap portion of the carrier to define a loop. The carrier may be configured so that the loop maintains a closed condition about an object. Pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on one side of the end portions allows the carrier to be securely attached to a support surface.

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