10 February 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland
SixSq is pleased to announce its involvement in the H2020 project ELASTIC. The project’s main objective is to develop a novel software architecture to distribute computational resources from edge to cloud. The ELASTIC software architecture will form the technological basis for advanced mobility systems and autonomous transport networks.
The project includes the development of a use case, focusing on the tram network of Florence (Italy). The creation of a new elasticity concept will ensure the smooth performance of the software architecture across the compute continuum. The ELASTIC architecture will be capable of executing extreme-scale big-data workloads with multiple requirements, such as real time, energy efficiency and security.
Marc-Elian Bégin, SixSq CEO said “ELASTIC will create a unique real-life lab for autonomous vehicles. It is an amazing opportunity to advance our edge-to-cloud and edge-to-edge products and services, with leading European partners.”
The main use-case of the project is a sensorised infrastructure that will be deployed across the tram network of Florence (Italy). The data generated by the tram network and the trams themselves will be collected and processed using a mix of technologies including heterogeneous sensors, V2X connectivity and cloud resources.
The project is set in the context of fog computing, an extended version of cloud computing to the network edge, making it suitable for internet of things (IoT) and applications that require real-time capabilities and the processing of Big Data.
ELASTIC (A Software Architecture for Extreme-ScaLe Big-Data AnalyticS in Fog CompuTIng ECosystems) is a European funded project under the grant agreement number 825473, with a budget of €5.9 million. The project started on 1 December 2018 and lasts for 3 years. Coordinated by BSC, the project brings together a multidisciplinary consortium of stakeholders from smart mobility and research domain sectors:
For more information on the project, visit the ELASTIC website.
For more information on edge and cloud computing, take a look at our blog.
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SixSq is a leader in edge computing B2B platform as a service. The team is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and embraces the Swiss ideals of excellence, innovation and precision. Nuvla, the company’s edge-to-cloud B2B management platform and marketplace, allows customers to deploy a secure and comprehensive edge and cloud strategy, while avoiding lock-in. The NuvlaEdge software turns any x86 or ARM hardware platform into a smart edge device connected to Nuvla to deploy applications in a range of sectors. The result is a secure edge-to-cloud solution that is application-centric, hardware-agnostic, cloud-neutral and container-native.
SixSq is part of the Ekinops Group, a leading network equipment and solutions provider.
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