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October 2011



this issue
New to BonFIRE
The BonFIRE Project welcomes the partners of four new experiments funded by the 1 open call. This coincides with BonFIRE release 2, offering more functionality and support to experimenters.

results of the first open call P.1 new experimenters / release 2 P.1 second open call information P.2 new testbed P.2

Four Experiments Funded by the 1st Open Call

29 proposals were received from the 1st open call, from which 4 were selected for funding.
impact of virtual clusters on the Quality of Service (QoS) users may experience. The experiment will consider the implications of deploying a virtual cluster on a single site compared with multiple sites.

Key Facility Features

New Portal interface and multiple client tools for experimenting in BonFIRE

The proposals were made by 32 organisations; 9 of which were Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the remaining were universities or research centres. Over 50% of the proposals

ExSec: Experimenting Scalability of Continuous Security Monitoring in BonFIRE (CETIC) This experiment will leverage the results of two previous EC funded projects, namely GRIDTRUST (FP6) and RESERVOIR (FP7), to determine an empirically validated elasticity function for security monitoring. Experimentation in BonFIRE allows for rigorous scalability testing for applications requiring

Access to multiple
came from the Internet of Services (IoS)

heterogeneous cloud testbeds using a single experiment descriptor

community, the remainder where drawn predominantly from across the rest of the Future Internet (FI) community.

Geographically distributed experiments

TurboCloud (RedZinc and Cloudium Systems)

continuous monitoring in the cloud. This experiment will investigate the combination of a

Elasticity to dynamically up and down scale resources











(Cloudium chipset) with dynamic virtual network path

in a running experiment, including cross-site elasticity

slicing (via a VPS controller) to deliver an inferencefree path across the Internet. The focus of this experiment is to exploit the network control at the

Ecosystems (University of Manchester) This experiment will investigate two approaches for optimising the composition of services; global optimisation based on the end-to-end interactions of services and local optimisation based on a dynamic agent based ecosystem model that creates

Advanced network control on the IBBT Virtual Wall and the new PSCN testbed

Virtual Wall testbed in BonFIRE to investigate user experience on multimedia applications.

emergent service chains. To investigate of the two optimisation approaches, the experiment will utilise

VCOC: Virtual Clusters on Federated Cloud

Monitoring at both the infrastructure and application level

the heterogeneous testbeds available in BonFIRE.

Sites (CESGA)
This experiment aims to utilise the graphically distributed testbeds in BonFIRE to investigate the

The BonFIRE Project Issue 03 Oct 2011

Second Open Call February 2012

The 2

Second Open Call What you need to know

The second call for experiments in BonFIRE opens February 2012. Get your facts here to start preparing your application for a chance of up to 150k funding!
The BonFIRE project supports Applicants can be commercial or academic, including, but not restricted to, SMEs with beta technology, research partners with results of projects and academics with innovative technology in computer science.

BonFIRE open call

for experimentation on semimature technologies in distributed computing scenarios with cross-cutting aspects with networks

Who can apply? Commercial and academic researchers to set up and run their experiments. describing, How much money? 600k We provide methods for deploying, managing,

How many experiments? 3-4 experiments

executing and measuring experiments in our distributed cloud environment of heterogeneous testbeds.

As in the 1 open call, experimenters must How long? Experiment duration less than 12 months In the second open call, the focus will be on experiments using Scenario 3: Extended cloud with complex network implications. The main goal of this scenario is to federate When? Call opens 01/02/2012 Experiments to start September 2012 PSNC has joined BonFIRE from September 1 Deadline: 2011-03-07 at 17:00 Central European Time 2011 and will reinforce the networking An open call info day is planned and further details will be made available later in the full call on the BonFIRE website. the BonFIRE multi-site cloud infrastructure with a variety of external facilities which may themselves be federations. the facility, including system level experiments, making comprehensive use of several facility components allowing it to develop in a demand-driven fashion. propose usage scenarios exploiting the multiple dimensions and scale of the facility. The proposed experiments must exhibit a degree of innovation in the use of


aspects of this scenario and provide an additional testbed.

Call identifier: BonFIRE-2- New experiments

New Testbed to be Available in BonFIRE

The Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre (PSNC) ( is an active research and development centre involved in numerous national and European projects in the field of networking, media, clouds and services. It is also responsible for the development and management of the national research network in Poland PIONIER. The new PSNC site will not only increase the BonFIRE computational power but it will also support experimenters with a controlled network environment to increase opportunities for conducting experiments with strong

All the information you will need to make your application will be made available on the BonFIRE website soon. For more information, please email or visit the project website on

PSNC Becomes the 6th Testbed in BonFIRE






requirements on underlying network infrastructure.

2011 The University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre, The University of Edinburgh, ATOS Origin and other members of the BonFIRE consortium