The DreamCloud Project

The main objective addressed by DreamCloud is to enable dynamic resource allocation in many- core embedded and high performance systems while providing appropriate guarantees on performance and energy efficiency.

DreamCloud will address techniques to allocate computation and communication workloads onto computing platforms during run-time whilst respecting performance and energy budget requirements. To achieve this, DreamCloud brings together teams from embedded computing and high- performance computing (HPC) to address these common ambitious yet achievable goals:

  • Provide complex embedded systems with cloud-like capabilities such as those available in today’s high-performance computing, allowing them to dynamically tune resource usage but without sacrificing critical application-specific constraints in performance and energy.
  • Enable HPC and cloud computing systems to balance workload and manage resources so that they can offer more meaningful guarantees in terms of performance and energy, focussing not only on improving average behaviour but also on reducing variability and upper bounds of timing and energy metrics.

DreamCloud brings together industrial partners from deeply embedded systems (e.g. automotive), consumer embedded systems (e.g. household media), and high performance computing (e.g. HPC platforms); academic partners from embedded systems, real-time systems and HPC. This will enable DreamCloud to develop better approaches by  cross-fertilising  expertise  and  experience from  multiple  industrial  domains  and  academic  communities.

Click the video below for an introduction to the project and technologies being developed.


  • NexTech 2015 Keynote Talk focused on DreamCloud

    Dr.-Ing. Alexey Cheptsov from HLRS gave a keynote speech at the NexTech 2015 conference, hold in Nice at 19-24 July 2015. The talk focused on the practical outcomes of the DreamCloud project in the field of dynamic resource allocation for HPCs. NexTech is a big framework conference that includes special tracks on Advanced Computing (ADVCOMP), Mobile Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOM), etc. More details can be found at the link.

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  • DreamCloud Workshop 2016 - Call for Papers

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Call for Papers DREAMCloud 2016 2nd International Workshop on Dynamic Resource Allocation and Management in Embedded, High Performance and Cloud Computing Jan 19th 2016 Co-Located with HiPEAC 2016 Prague, Czech Republic Jointly organised by the DreamCloud and EXCESS projects. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DREAMCloud is a workshop aiming to encourage…

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  • Invited talk at the International Workshop on Dependable Many-Core Computing (DMCC 2015)

    Leandro Soares Indrusiak gave an invited talk at the International Workshop on Dependable Many-Core Computing (DMCC) in Amsterdam, describing some of the resource allocation techniques used within the DreamCloud project to guarantee time-predictable performance in embedded many-core systems. The talk, entitled "Real-Time Mixed-Criticality Network-on-Chip Resource Allocation", addressed the specific resource allocation challenges for many-cores based on Network-on-Chip technology. It was the…

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  • Paper accepted in FDL'2015

    Our paper entitled "An Integrated Framework for Model-Based Design and Analysis of Automotive Multi-Core Systems" has been accepted for presentation at the Forum on specification and Design Languages (FDL’2015) that will hold in Barcelona (Spain), from September 14th 2015 to September 16th 2015 -- see FDL’2015 is a well established international forum devoted to dissemination of research results, practical experiences and new ideas in the application of specification,…

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DreamCloud is a Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) of the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) - the European Union's chief instrument for funding research projects that commence over the period 2007 to 2013.

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