Intel Corporation is the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, and develops advanced integrated digital technology platforms for the computing and communications industries. More than 6,000 researchers and scientists are engaged in Intel’s research and development programmes, including over 1500 employees within Intel Labs Europe.
The Cloud Services Lab (CSL), one of the Ireland-based labs, is particularly active in the areas of interoperability, dependability and platform/service differentiation in data centers and networks, spanning compute, storage and network technologies. Specific research topics include instrumentation and manageability of cloud and network infrastructures, open interface specifications, service level agreements, context awareness and digital preservation. The lab’s research output includes usage models, prototypes, technologies and open standards which enable dependable cloud environments and support automatic discovery and selection of optimal platform services. The lab is also actively advancing IT management framework processes for technology adoption.
Intel’s CSL team are leveraging their expertise and experience in Software Defined Infrastructures (SDI) and cloud computing resource orchestration and management to contribute to the research and technical tasks of RECAP. Specifically, Intel’s involvement, research and contributions will revolve around the topics of infrastructure modelling and capacity planning optimization from the perspective of the cloud/fog service provider. The planning of capacity through the definition and use of utility functions will be one particular area of research.
Intel also foresee contributing to new simulation and emulation techniques for highly scalable infrastructure cloud/fog environments, and advancements in workload modelling and characterization.