About the project
On the first page of this portal you could read what results to expect. In these pages we will elaborate on that.
The Contrail Project is a major European project, partially funded by the Seventh Framework Programme IST of the European Commission under Grant Agreement FP7-ICT-257438.
The objectives of the Contrail Project are very clear.
The goal of the Contrail Project is to design, implement, evaluate and promote an open source system for Cloud Federations. Contrail will leverage and extend the results from the XtreemOS FP6 IP project, which builds a Linux-based operating system to support Virtual Organizations for next-generation Grids.
As illustrated in the figure below, the individual resources being contributed to the Federated Cloud will be highly heterogeneous in their hardware configuration and system-level organization. They may take the form of physical machines running the XtreemOS operating system (see panel 1 from Figure 1), virtual instances from external Clouds (panel 2), virtual machines running XtreemOS (panel 3), or XtreemOS machines running virtualization software (panel 4).
More information on the XtreemOS operating system can be found at: http://xtreemos.eu/.