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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-07-2014 | Award Amount: 5.99M | Year: 2015

MIKELANGELO is a project, targeted to disrupt the core underlying technologies of Cloud computing, enabling even bigger uptake of Cloud computing, HPC in the Cloud and Big Data technologies under one umbrella. The vision of MIKELANGELO is to improve responsiveness, agility and security of the virtual infrastructure through packaged applications, using lean guest operating system OSv and superfast hypervisor SuperKVM. In short, the work will concentrate on improvement of virtual I/O in KVM, using additional virtio expertise, integrated with the light-weight operating system OSv and with enhanced Security. The HPC in the Cloud focus will be provided through involvement of a large HPC centre, with the ability and business need to cloudify their HPC business. The Consortium consists of hand-picked experts (e.g., the original creator of KVM - Avi Kivity) who participate in the overall effort to reduce one of the last performance hurdles in the virtualisation (I/O). Other layers of inefficiency are addressed through OSv (thin operating system) and all packaged under the OpenStack or OpenNebula. Such approach will allow for use of MIKELANGELO stack on heterogeneous infrastructures, with high responsiveness, agility and better security. The targeted audience are primarily SMEs (e.g. simulation dependent SMEs). Finally, the use-cases have clear owners, thus directly contributing to the exploitation.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: SME-2 | Phase: IT-1-2015 | Award Amount: 2.68M | Year: 2015

The aim of WATTsUP Electric flight to future project (hereafter: WATTsUP Project) is to industrialize and commercialize our newest prototype plane WATTsUP PROTOTYPE, which was first presented to public at Salon de Blois airshow, France, on 30-31 August 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEeR7osnRSk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yo3puYqaNs&list=PLShcsPdd5Fc9Jz73qEhp9O3MKkcFQrmd8 Final product of WATTsUP Project is market and production-ready electrical powered airplane of LSA class: WATTsUP. Main project activities will: - Evolve existent WATTsUP PROTOTYPE to industrial readiness, resulting in fully functional and cost-effective LSA, accompanied with documentation and training information system (interactive training system \ flight school management system). - Prepare WAATsUP for commercialization. - Develop production processes, enabling Pipistrel to enter into mass production of WATTsUP. - Certificate WATTsUP in our initial target-markets. - Decide on the fesibility and type of IPR protection. - Disseminate project results.

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