||13. October 2013: 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
OSSPRI is supporting UCC 2013, the 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference
on Utility and Cloud Computing which is going to happen in Dresden, Germany, from December 9-12.
Among other duties, we will launch and demonstrate the final release of π-Box, our personal cloud cockpit, controller and
||06. March 2013: Personal cloud demonstrator π-Box Live M3
For some time, advanced service models and techniques have been contributing to
personal cloud showcases.
Today, the third milestone of the π-Box Live demonstrator has been released as virtual machine for everybody
to try out how resource, data, software and other services can be imported and exported from personal cloud
environments. This new version features more prominent integration with social networks and service markets.
The π-Box Live website contains more information and downloads.
||29. October 2012: Service models community resource site
Service platforms have certain assumptions about the services they can handle. In particular, the description of the
services needs to be understood syntactically and semantically. This is not trivial due to the ever-emerging proposals
for new languages and service concepts to be described in them. Until now, there was a distinct lack of an overview
site which summarises the approaches. With the new site servicemodels.org, this has changed.
Read up on all the languages, models, tools, catalogues and repositories at
Service models - The art of describing XaaS in an internet of services.
||13. September 2012: On nested clouds and highly-virtualising resource service brokers
Cloud resource services on the infrastructure level (i.e. compute, storage, networking) cannot be consumed with the same fine-grained utility/on-demand
semantics like non-digital utility services including water and electricity. The reasons are technically and economically motivated restrictions
imposed by public cloud providers. We have recently proposed user-controlled nested clouds managed through highly-virtualising brokers to make the best
out of the situation and minimise the loss of money spent on otherwise unused temporal and spatial resource slices. Now, the first paper has been
accepted for publication and we're working on further quantitative analysis of the potential gains.
The wiki page on our Highly-Virtualising Cloud Resource Broker has all the fine details.
||19. June 2012: SPACEflight 1.0 beta7 released
The latest version of SPACEflight lets you run deploy services easily from the desktop with drag-and-drop
into one of the many runtime environments now present in the demonstrator. Services can be more flexibly
described thanks to WSMO4IoS ontologies. Especially for cloud computing services, this is demonstrated through
several additional scenarios.
Find all the details about changes and download links for various media and virtualisation choices at the
SPACEflight versions page.
||04. May 2012: Ontologies for everything as a service
WSMO4IoS joins SPACE and its extensions as the 7th serviceplatform.org project.
Its scope is to collect and consolidate description concepts for a broad definition of services. The ontologies
are already used in the ConQo matchmaker and the NubiSave cloud storage controller, among other tools.
||23. January 2012: Research impulse from Brazil
How can software and resources, offered as a service, be scaled according to non-functional requirements in the cloud? How can multiple
providers of already amortised resources be handled in a just-in-time cloud? Throughout 2012, these questions will be answered and SPACE
will be extended accordingly through a PDJ grant by the Brazilian research council, CNPq.
||10. October 2011: New mission and web site design
Starting from a set of components to form a single service platform, our work has grown quite a bit since 2008. Therefore, we decided to expand the site's mission to explore, host and promote results
on a higher level anywhere in our fields of services and cloud computing, as long as we're involved with contributions. You will now find results ranging from the core SPACE service platform to the
integrated live demonstrator SPACEflight in addition to the latest development on service-driven cloud computing.
||25. September 2011: SPACEflight 1.0 beta6 released
After several months of hard work
the live demonstrator SPACEflight was released this month. It carries a new extension: An extensible toolchain for service engineering and provisioning.
Please refer to the announcement blog post for more details on the changes,
and then head over for the downloads.