NebulOuS is a proud member of the initiative. The initiative aims to realize a pathway for the understanding and development of the Cloud, Edge and IoT (CEI) Continuum by promoting cooperation between a wide range of research projects, developers and suppliers, business users and potential adopters of this new technological paradigm.

Meta OS community

NebulOuS was funded under the Horizon Europe programme’s Cluster 4, Destination 3: “Future European Platforms for the Edge: Meta-Operating Systems” (HORIZON-CL4-2021-DATA-01-05) along with the following projects:

aerOS transparently utilizes the resources on the edge-to-cloud computing continuum for enabling applications in an effective manner, incorporating multiple services deployed. It will design and build a virtualized, platform-agnostic meta operating system for the IoT edge-cloud continuum, allowing for flexible launches of applications and innovations that employ technologies such as AI, machine learning, and Big Data analytics while providing these technologies with numerous benefits.

FluiDOS leverages the enormous, unused processing capacity at the edge, scattered across heterogeneous edge devices that struggle to integrate with each other and to coherently form a seamless computing continuum. By way of a disruptive, open-source paradigm that hinges upon secure protocols for advertisement and discovery, AI-powered resource orchestration and intent-based service integration, FluiDOS will create a fluid, dynamic, scalable and trustable computing continuum that spans across devices, unifies edge and cloud in an energy-aware fashion, and possibly extends beyond administrative boundaries.

ICOS’ main objective is to design, develop and validate a meta-operating system for the cloud computing continuum. It will address several challenges: device volatility and heterogeneity; continuum infrastructure virtualisation; diverse network connectivity; optimised and scalable service execution and performance; resources consumption; security, privacy and trust; reduction of integration costs and effective mitigation of cloud provider lock-in effects, in a data-driven system built upon the principles of openness, adaptability, data sharing and a future edge market scenario for services and data.

NEMO aims to establish itself as the game changer in the AIoT-edge-cloud continuum proposing the next generation of open, modular and cybersecure meta-operating system. By exploiting existing open-source technologies and standards while introducing new concepts, methods and tools, NEMO will bring intelligence closer to the data and make AI-as-a-Service an integral part of micro-services’ lifecycle management.

NEPHELE’s vision is to enable the efficient, reliable and secure end-to-end orchestration of hyper-distributed applications over programmable infrastructure that is spanning across the compute continuum from Cloud-to-Edge-to-IoT, removing existing openness and interoperability barriers in the convergence of IoT technologies against cloud and edge computing orchestration platforms, and introducing automation and decentralized intelligence mechanisms powered by 5G and distributed AI technologies.


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