The PHYSICS H2020 will participate in the next Research Days event, “PHYSICS EU Project: Advancing FaaS applications in the cloud continuum,” by Red Hat Research on November 16, 2022, from 3PM to 4:30PM CET (4PM IST, 9AM EST).
The Function-as-a-Service (Faas) paradigm offers cloud service providers and application designers speed, simplicity, and efficiency, so long as they have accessible tools and techniques to implement it. For this month’s research presentation, Georgios Kousiouris, Harokopio University of Athens, will give an overview of PHYSICS, a large-scale EU Horizon-funded research collaboration that aims to unlock the potential of FaaS in the cloud continuum. Luis Tomás Bolívar, Red Hat, and Yiannis Georgiou, Ryax Technologies, will lead the conversation. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the live discussion.
In this talk, we will discuss the goals and current status of the PHYSICS EU Horizon project before exploring some of the main research areas of focus and open-source development. Specifically, we will describe how visual flow programming and ready-made patterns can enhance abstract function development, and we will investigate different function orchestration means and trade-offs in terms of capabilities and performance. We will also explore the function execution in different clusters while highlighting differences in cluster setup from macroscopically examined load generation and how these map to the observed measurements. Finally, we will look at the task placement and scheduling optimizations that are being developed and how they can be beneficial, in particular, for FaaS-based applications.
Georgios Kousiouris, Harokopio University of Athens