Networked Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory

R&D - Research Area on Infrastructures for Distributed Computing Group at Engineering Company


Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica Company


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Research Area on Infrastructures for Distributed Computing was created in 2007 after our research laboratory had already dedicated more than three years work to the field of grid computing. The name of the area was chosen focusing both on the computing infrastructures, and the technologies related to them, and the holistic vision of the NESSI initiative towards a service-based economy. Grid computing and its evolutions (cloud computing) are considered interesting solutions and their characteristics merge well with the market trends and the future commercial perspective of our company. Any competing service-based economy needs to leverage on adaptive service-oriented utility infrastructures to better exploit service-based applications. Grid based infrastructures fit well in this vision of the near future. Moreover the digital convergence between content and infrastructures is creating a huge amount of data which needs to be stored and processed, grid already solves these issues in the scientific domain and some commercial contexts can be now considered ready for this technology