MIKELANGELO - Micro Kernel Virtualization for high performance Cloud and HPC systems

MIKELANGELO is a project, targeted to advance the core technologies of Cloud computing, enabling even bigger uptake of virtualization mechanisms, 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 the lean guest operating system OSv and the newly developed superfast hypervisor sKVM. In short, the work will concentrate on significant performance improvements of virtual I/O in KVM, using enhanced virtual I/O expertise and technologies, integrated and optimized in conjunction with the lightweight operating system OSv. Thus, it will provide the private and public cloud communities technologies for fast, agile and secure Cloud application deployments in manifold hardware infrastructures and environments.

The consortium consists of handpicked experts of various domains, such as Linux Kernel and virtualization experts, professional infrastructure operators as well as end users from the high performance and Big Data domains. The knowledge of all participants will be put together in order to reduce one of the last performance hurdles in the virtualization stack (I/O) and finally integrate the developed components into OpenNebula and OpenStack. This approach will allow using the MIKELANGELO stack on heterogeneous infrastructures - with high responsiveness, agility and enhanced security.

Project Details

Funding AgencyEC H2020
Runtime01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017