Company name: CNR - Italian National Research Council


Projects: Contrail

The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization, whose duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge, to foster its growth and application to the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.

ISTI and IIT are two of the most prominent ICT institutes of the CNR. The HPC Laboratory of the Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) is funded by national, EC agencies and and industry projects. The laboratory conducts research in various areas of high performance computing, with a focus on parallel programming tools, scalable applications for Cluster of Workstations and the Grid, and Peer to Peer systems, as well as in application areas of data-intensive computing, key ones being Data Mining and Web Infor- mation Retrieval. The HPC lab has had a key role in several initiatives on Grid Computing, HPC and Software Services: GRID.IT, CoreGrid, NextGrid, GridCoord, Grid@Asia, the Global Grid Forum, XtreemOS, S-Cube.

The Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT) of CNR is active in the field of ICT and Computational Sciences. IIT has its sights set on the Future Internet, both from a modellistic- algorithmic and from a technological-applicational point of view. The Information Security Group of IIT-CNR has a significant R&D expertise on access and usage control in distributed and mobile systems, enforcing techniques, risk management, and formal policy languages for security and trust management. The group has also a relevant experience on running national and EU projects, as it carried out European projects from FP6 and FP7, such as SENSORIA, BIONETS, ARTIST2 GRIDTrust, S3MS, CONNECT and CONSEQUENCE.


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