Name : As Scalable As Possible (Asap)
Laboratory : IRISA
Asap is located at Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires (IRISA) and involves researchers from the University of Rennes and Inria Rennes. Asap has currently 16 members: 6 permanents and 10 Phd students.
Their research activities range from theoretical bounds to practical protocols and implementations for large-scale distributed dynamic systems to cope with the recent and tremendous evolution of distributed systems. Effectively we observed huge evolutions:
These characteristics lead to a large amount of uncertainty. Mastering such uncertainty is actually our goal.
They aim at providing a wide range of applications (from content delivery networks to sensors networks, from backup systems to voice over IP, from publish-subscribe systems to genomic databases). They focus our research on two main areas: information management and dissemination. They believe such services are basic building blocks of many distributed applications in two networking contexts: Internet and wireless sensors. These two classes of applications, although exhibiting very different behaviors and constraints, clearly require scalable solutions.
To achieve this ambitious goal, they need to tackle the issues both along the theoretical and practical sides of scalable distributed computing and ASAP will be organized along the following themes:
Tasks responsible :