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, one of the Ireland-based labs, is particularly active in the areas of interoperability, dependability and platform/service differentiation in cloud computing, and spans 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.
In Mikelangelo, Intel are responsible for the instrumentation and monitoring of the complete Mikelangelo stack: from the hardware through the operating system, hypervisor, and guest OS layers to the client applications being hosted. The Intel contributions will help the consortium target, demonstrate, evaluate and highlight the improvements being delivered by this research.