H2020 award to push cloud, IoT and smart city product & service development

17 March 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

SixSq is pleased to announce its involvement in H2020 mF2C, an EU-financed project looking at many of the detailed technical problems which arise at the intersection of fog computing and cloud computing. The project kicked off on 1 January 2017. The mobile Fog to Cloud project addresses the need for an open and coordinated managing of fog and cloud computing systems.

What is Fog computing?

Fog computing, also known as fog networking or fogging, is a decentralised computing infrastructure in which data, compute, storage and applications are distributed in the most logical, efficient place between the data source and the cloud. Fog computing extends cloud computing and services to the edge of the network, bringing the advantages and power of the cloud closer to where data is created and acted upon.

Why is it important?

With the number of devices exponentially growing globally, new cloud and fog models are expected to emerge, paving the way for collaborative, mobile, volatile and dynamic compute, storage and network infrastructures. When put together, cloud and fog computing create a new stack of resources, which we refer to as Fog-to-Cloud (F2C), creating the need for a new, open and coordinated management ecosystem.

How is the project funded?

SixSq’s participation is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation [SERI]9https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/home.html under contract number 16.0202. The remaining partners are financed by the EU HORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

Who are the mF2C consortium partners?

The project involves ten partners:

  • Atos, Spain

  • Xlab, Slovenia

  • The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain

  • The Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig (TUBS), Germany

  • Intel, Ireland

  • The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain

  • Worldsensing, UK

  • Tiscali Italia S.p.A., Italy

  • Science Technology Facilities Council(STFC), UK

  • SixSq, Switzerland

Further information can be found on the project website http://www.mf2c-project.eu

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