XLcloud is a project funded by the French FSN (Fonds national pour la Solidarité Numérique) programme, call Cloud n° 1, and was initially submitted under the name "Magellan".
The objective of XLcloud is to define and demonstrate an HPC-as-a-Service cloud platform for applications of intensive computation, with interactive remote visualisation capabilities, allowing different users to work on a common platform.
Expected results of the projects include:
XLcloud aims at overcoming some of the most important challenges of implementing operationally high performance applications in the Cloud. The goal is to allow actors of the project to take leadership position in the market, as cloud service providers, or as technology providers.
XLcloud combines expertise from companies and laboratories, with strong innovation in high-performance computer architecture, HD/3D and video stream visualisation.
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