Adrien Lebre

Professor (HdR)
Head of the STACK Research Group
IMT Atlantique - Nantes
B216 - Ecole des Mines de Nantes
4, rue Alfred Kastler, BP 20722
44307 Nantes Cedex 3, France

adrien dot lebre at inria dot fr
Phone: +33 (0)2 51 85 82 43
Fax : +33 (0)2 51 85 82 49

Research Interest
  • Distributed and Internet Computing
  • Cluster/Grid/Cloud Architectures
  • Distributed Operating Systems
  • Distributed File Systems
  • Virtualizations in Distributed Architectures

I joined the ASCOLA Research Group on September 2008. My research interests are distributed and Internet computing. More precisely I investigate the interest of recent programming models (such as event or component programming) in the design of new systems in charge of operating large-scale distributed infrastructures. I'm currently working on two particular challenges leveraging locality as a key point of the design:

  • Regarding Data-sharing, I investigate new layers aiming to (i) reduce the impact of the network at WAN level and (ii) to provide elasticity capabilities to storage systems. I'm currently addressing these works through the Marie Sklodowska Curie ETN BigStorage;
  • Regarding the management of virtualized infrastructures, we are particularly interested by scalability challenges, targeting the management of hundred thousands of VMs upon thousands of PMs (see Beyond the Clouds). In March 2012, we succeeded to manipulate more than 10000 KVM instances throughout the Grid'5000 testbed like conventional OSes manipulate processes on a local machine (i.e. migrating, suspending, resuming VMs). We also achieved to conduct simulations up to 100K VMs upon 10K PMs with the Simgrid framework (please visit the ANR SONGS website). Feel free to contact me if you want further information on these two points.

More generally, I've tried to federate French VM/Clouds activities of the Grid'50000 testbed and I gave several talks around the impact of virtualization technologies in distributed infrastructures.

My publications since I joined ASCOLA are listed here (might be outdated)!.

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I received my Ph.D. from Grenoble Institute of Technologies in September 2006 and my M.S. degree from the University of Grenoble in 2003. During my PhD, I suggested a new way to handle I/O requests in multi-application clusters. This proposal led to the aIOLi project, an I/O scheduler framework for HPC file systems. In the meantime, I worked on the NFSp project, a non intrusive implementation of a parallel NFS server. You could find further details (Ph D. thesis, publications, code, documentations) on the aIOLi's and NFSp's sites.
Between 2006 and 2008, I held a postdoc position at INRIA in the framework of the XtreemOS project EU IP project. During this position, I had been in charge of designing and developing kDFS (a kernel Distributed File System).


On going
GRECO - Resource management system for Object Clouds
Beyond the Clouds - Revise OpenStack to satisfy Fog/Edge computing requirements
Grid'5000 - Member of the Executive and Architect Boards, Responsible of the Nantes site (formerly Chair of the Hemera virtualisation working group).
BigStorage Marie Sklodowska Curie European Training Network (successor of The SCALUS ITN)
RSD Research Group - Member of the executive committee of the GDR CNRS RSD (Reseau et Système distribué). Co-chair of the transversal action Virtualization and Clouds of this GDR.

SONGS - Leveraging SimGrid to simulate next generation systems (such as clouds;) )
SCALUS Marie Curie Initial Training Network with a strong focus on storage concerns

Scientific Animations

CloudCom 2019 - PC Member (Edge and Distributed Cloud Computing Track)
Cluster 2019 - PC Member
CCGRID 2019 - PC Member (Cloud Computing Track)
IC2E 2019 - PC Member
ICC 2019 - PC Member (Next Generation Networking and Internet Symposium)
SILECS (Grid'5000/FIT) Spring School - Co-organizer
CloudCom 2018 - PC Member (Edge Computing Track)
SBAC-PAD 2018 - PC member (Track Chair - System Software)
OpenStack Summit - PC Member (Edge Computing Track)
ICFEC 2018 - PC Member
CCGRID 2018 - PC Member
IC2E 2018 - PC Member
Network of the Future (Nof 2017) - PC Member
CloudCom 2017 - PC member (Track Chair - Distributed Cloud / Cloud Brokering / Edge Computing)
ResCom Spring School 2017 - Organization Committee Member
BGP 2017 - Publicity Chair
SC 2017 - PC member (Data Analytics, Visualization & Storage track)
ICFEC 2017 - co-PC Chair
HPDC 2017 - PC member
CCGRID 2017 - PC member
CloudCom 2016 - PC member (Co-track Chair - Distributed Cloud / Cloud Brokering / Edge Computing)
SSS 2016 - PC Member (Self-* and Autonomic Computing track)
OPTIM'16 - PC Member
SC 2016 - PC Member
Europar 2016 - PC Member (Local Chair for the Cluster/Grid and Cloud Computing track)
CCGRID 2016 - PC Member
Journee SUCCES 2015 - Invited Talk
CloudDay@LIP6 - Organizer
DSDIS (Data Science and Data Intensive Systems) 2015 - PC Member
CloudCom 2015 - PC Member
IEEE Transactions on Big Data - Associate Editor
Europar 2015 - PC Member
WS SCRAMBL 2015 - PC Member
IC2E 2015 - PC Member
CCGRID 2015 - PC Member
ISC Cloud 2014 - Invited Talk
CloudDays@Nantes - Co-organizer (French event)
BDCloud 2014 - PC Member
CloudCom 2014 - PC Member
BigData 2014 - PC Member
SimGrid User Days 2014 - Local Chair
Cluster 2014 - Publicity Chair
WS SCRAMBL 2014 - PC Member
IC2E 2014 - Tutorials Chair
Cloud Computing Summer School 2013 - Invited Talk on the Beyond the Cloud initiative
3PGCIC 2013 - PC Member
BigData 2013 - PC Member
Europar 2013 - PC Member
NPC 2013 - Publicity Chair
CGC 2013 - PC Member
WS VTDC 2013 - General Chair
SC 2013 - PC Member
CCGRID 2013 - PC Member
Grid'5000 2012 Winter School - General Chair
WS VTDC 2012 - PC Chair
CGC 2012 - PC Member
Contrail Cloud Computing summer school 2011 - Lecturer
PDP 2011 (special session on Cloud Computing) - PC Member
WS RTSOAA 2011 (Real-Time Cloud Computing and Virtualization) - PC Member
WS VTDC 2011 - General Chair
ScalCom 2011 - PC Member
CGC 2011- PC Member
WS HPCVirt 2011 - PC Member
WS VTDC 2010 - Invited Speaker
WS HPCVirt 2010 - PC Member
NAS 2010 - PC Member
Grid'5000/Virtualization WG day 2010 - Organizer

Grid'5000/Aladdin - Committee Member

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