November 04, 2010
COMPATIBLE ONE is a project funded by France's . OW2 is a partner of the project and will contribute on the dissemination and community building aspects of the project. The COMPATIBLE ONE technology will be hosted on OW2 forge. About COMPATIBLE ONE:
Imagine a world where all companies have servers connected at 1,000 Mbps (the speed of fibre already at the disposal of the average Japanese user). The heat generated by the servers is recovered and used for heating offices in winter.
In the summer, when air conditioning is on, the servers are turned off during the day and replaced by servers hosted in another hemisphere or time zone where electricity is not only a less rare commodity but also cheaper. Data are automatically computer-generated from one region of the planet to another. In this world, the distributed nature of the Internet is used to reduce energy consumption, preserve data confidentiality, optimize costs and create a more secure Web that is less subject to interruptions in service than the centralized Web server farms vaunted by Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.
The mission of COMPATIBLE ONE is to play a role in the emergence of just such a world where an economic model, based on sharing and optimizing Cloud resources, will become reality through unimpeded access to these technologies. To achieve this, COMPATIBLE ONE proposes two things.
* First, a meta-model derived from the concepts of grid computing of contracts for the supply of resources.
- Second, a free/open source reference cloudware stack (a set of cloud software and APIs) that can be freely installed on any infrastructure to supply, manage, control and exchange resources.
. See the presentation given during the OW2 Annual Conference, on Nov. 24-25, 2010 in Paris. (PDF)