Institute of Information Resource Management

We currently focus our activities on autonomous Management of Information infrastructures, efficient realisation of Cloud- and Clustersystems and how through tight integration of application, middleware and hardware management service provision can be optimized.

Further information can be found on our research and project pages.


Our latest publications

Nikolov, V.; Kächele, S.; Hauck, F. J.; Rautenbach, D.
CLOUDFARM: An Elastic Cloud Platform with Flexible and Adaptive Resource Management
Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/ACM 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing of UCC '14
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society,
ISBN: 978-1-4799-7881-6
Schubert, Lutz; Kuper, Jan; Gracia, Jose
POLCA - A Programming Model for Large Scale , Strongly Heterogeneous Infrastructures
In Bader, M. and Bode, A. and Bungartz, H.-J. and Gerndt, M. and Joubert, G.R. and Peters, F., editor, Parallel Computing: Accelerating Computational Science and Engineering (CSE). of Advances in Parallel Computing , page 43--52.
Publisher: IOS Press,

Abstract: Parallel and portable development of programs is an important subject for future computing systems. With the introduction of heterogeneous many-core systems and the increasing impact of the memory wall, classical software develop¬ment paradigms no longer hold true. Data access and communication cost pose a crucial performance obstacle. Dataflow models are therefore getting attention from large scale and performance oriented developers. Such models are principally error prone, and require reorganization of the code to maximize usability. This paper outlines a programming approach that annotates the code with algebraic logic, thus providing data dependencies information. This not only allows more intuitive and fine-granular programmability, but in particular enables code rearrangement for manipulating the execution behavior, its concurrency and even its destination platform. This model is specifically geared towards mathematical problems and thus addresses in particular High Performance Computing needs.

Jeffery, Keith; Schubert, Lutz
Complete Computing: toward information, incentive and intention
Kächele, Steffen; Spann, Christian; J. Hauck, Franz; Domaschka, Jörg
Beyond IaaS and PaaS: An Extended Cloud Taxonomy for Computation, Storage and Networking
IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2013, Dresden, Germany, December 9-12, 2013 , page 75--82.
Publisher: IEEE,
Domaschka, Jörg
A Comprehensive and Flexible Approach to Transparent Replication of Java Services and Applications
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften und Informatik, Universität Ulm, Germany,
August 2012
Daum, Michael; Götz, Manuel; Domaschka, Jörg
Integrating CEP and BPM: how CEP realizes functional requirements of BPM applications (industry article)
Proc. of the 6th ACM Int. Conf. on Distributed Event-Based Systems of DEBS '12 , page 157--166.
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1315-5
Hauck, Franz J.; Kächele, Steffen; Domaschka, Jörg; Spann, Christian
The COSCA PaaS platform: on the way to flexible and dependable cloud computing
Proc. of the 1st European Workshop on Dependable Cloud Computing of EWDCC '12 , page 1:1--1:2.
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1149-6
Kächele, Steffen; Domaschka, Jörg; Hauck, Franz J.
COSCA: an easy-to-use component-based PaaS cloud system for common applications
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Cloud Computing Platforms of CloudCP '11 , page 4:1--4:6.
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
ISBN: 978-1-4503-0727-7
Kächele, Steffen; Domaschka, Jörg; Schmidt, Holger; Hauck, Franz J.
nOSGi: a posix-compliant native OSGi framework
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Communication System Software and Middleware of COMSWARE '11 , page 4:1--4:2.
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
ISBN: 978-1-4503-0560-0
Domaschka, Jörg
A Middleware Layer for the Virtual Nodes Replication Framework
Document number: VS-R16-2011
Institute of Distributed Systems, University of Ulm, Germany,

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