Building a highly-scalable and flexible Cloud infrastructure
VENUS-C is a project funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme
drawing its strength from a joint co-operation between computing service providers
and scientific user communities to develop, test and deploy a large, Cloud computing
infrastructure for science and SMEs in Europe.
"The great success of Generalized Worker Role in VENUS-C has emphasized to me that building a library of customizable Roles or Appliances is a powerful cloud programming model".
"It was particularly revealing to see so many different applications being in need of cloud services, yet with rather diverse characteristics and diverse requirements".
"I have improved my knowledge about commercial and academic cloud activities and interoperability topics, and increased my understanding of industrial cloud applications".
"VENUS-C has succeeded in developing, deploying and using a cloud environment that is both usable and useful in only two years".
"I found the work that has been presented very interesting on the applications side, especially the ones that deal with architecture and design".
"Impressive second year results, positioning cloud as an effective paradigm not only for the research community, but also to small companies for which HPC systems are not economically affordable".
VENUS-C Value Proposition
has a compelling range of applications that has grown over time with the on-boarding
of 15 new pilots, helping to capture the benefits of Cloud across diverse scientific
settings and small businesses." Andrea Manieri, Engineering & VENUS-C Co-ordinator