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Infrastructure and Cloud data centre test Environment (SICS ICE) Infrastructure and Cloud data centre test Environment (SICS ICE)

Contact Data

Coordinator (University)

LTU University

Year Established

2016

Location

Bjorkskataleden, 112, 97347, Luleå (Sweden)

Website

http://ice.sics.se

Social Media

Contact information

Tor Björn Minde
Tor.bjorn.minde@ri.se
+46706242959

Description

Description

The mission is to contribute to Sweden being at the absolute forefront regarding competence in sustainable and efficient datacenter solutions, cloud applications and data analysis. This will be accomplished by increasing innovation capability, helping product and service companies excel, as well as attracting more researchers and companies to Sweden to make the business branch even stronger nationally.

ICE consists of three datacenter pods, where one has an optimized and stable physical environment optimized for IT/cloud-related applications, and one is a flexible construction optimized for facility/utility testing. The ICE facility is operated and owned by RISE SICS North.

The test facility will offer access to a unique environment for testing, demos and experiments.

The ICE offer covers all parts of the stack;
•     Big data and machine learning – Computing capacity, platforms and tools for handling big data and machine learning
•     IT and cloud – testing and experiment environments for software development, scaling and infrastructure optimization
•     Facility and IT HW – possibilities for testing disruptive innovations concerning the facility and hardware of a datacenter
•     Utility – measurements and research securing a sustainable society with efficient datacenters as a part of the energy system

Read more about our ongoing research projects at https://www.sics.se/groups/rise-sics-north#projects

The mission is to contribute to Sweden being at the absolute forefront regarding competence in sustainable and efficient datacenter solutions, cloud applications and data analysis. This will be accomplished by increasing innovation capability, helping product and service companies excel, as well as attracting more researchers and companies to Sweden to make the business branch even stronger nationally.

ICE consists of three datacenter pods, where one has an optimized and stable physical environment optimized for IT/cloud-related applications, and one is a flexible construction optimized for facility/utility testing. The ICE facility is operated and owned by RISE SICS North.

The test facility will offer access to a unique environment for testing, demos and experiments.

The ICE offer covers all parts of the stack;
•     Big data and machine learning – Computing capacity, platforms and tools for handling big data and machine learning
•     IT and cloud – testing and experiment environments for software development, scaling and infrastructure optimization
•     Facility and IT HW – possibilities for testing disruptive innovations concerning the facility and hardware of a datacenter
•     Utility – measurements and research securing a sustainable society with efficient datacenters as a part of the energy system

Read more about our ongoing research projects at https://www.sics.se/groups/rise-sics-north#projects

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

RISE Data Science - A national initiative
RISE Data Science is a national initiative for advanced digitalization of Swedish industry and society with the help of data driven innovation.

https://www.sics.se/media/news/rise-data-science-ett-nationellt-initiativ-for-datadriven-innovation

 

FUI Datacenters - A regional initiative

The FUI project provides an opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises, with operations in Norrbotten and Västerbotten, to gain support for the development of products and services in the field of  data centers and clouds.

http://www.fui.dc4c.se/fui-in-short-(in-english)-33339381

The hub also participates in the Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) and Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiatives of the European Commission through the H2020 projects MIDIH and EuroCPS respectively.

The activities of the hub are also aligned with the Swedish national initiatives for digitalising industry, Smart Industry and Produktion 2030.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Electricity, gas and water supply
  • Construction
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Other markets

TRL Focus

  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration

Services provided

  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Market intelligence
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Big Data service development

Scania is truck company with a business of providing services to truck drivers and owners.

They needed development of its truck driver service by including truck data analysis and recommendations.

We provided a Hadoop Big data platform for them to use for the development project.

 

More details: https://www.scania.com/group/en/the-next-big-data-thing/

Facility equipment testing and analysis

Datacenter Technology AB is a datacenter facility integrator

They needed to demonstrate efficiency of facility equipment and energy efficiency of IT infrastructure

We provided a test, measurement and reporting service

More details: http://www.dctab.se/

Experimental compute cloud

Quantified Planet is a non-profit oragnization that wants to help improving the society and the planet by data.

They needed a cloud platform to host its experimental service with data collection and API support.

We provided ECC, our Experimental Compute Cloud, to them to collect IoT data and run the service.

More details: https://www.quantifiedplanet.org/

Market analysis consultancy

Statkraft AB, Norway, is a power company delivering energy to customers for example datacenter.

They needed understanding of energy use in the future and energy use of IT infrastructure.

We provided an analysis of current status and prediction of future use.

More details: https://www.statkraftdatacentersites.com/

Big Data product development

Mobilaris is location data product company

They needed development of its location data product to include advanced analysis

We provided a datacenter with Hadoop clusters and a consultancy service to help the in development.

More details: https://www.mobilaris.se/

Organization

Organizational form

(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)

Turnover

1.000.000-5.000.000

Number of employees

10-25

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

National

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National basic research funding
  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • Partner resources

Partners

Facebook

Partner Type

Large enterprise


ABB - Founding Partner

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

http://new.abb.com/se


Business Sweden government agency

Partner Type

National government


Swegon

Partner Type

Large enterprise


Vattenfall

Partner Type

Large enterprise


LTU University

Partner Type

University


EON

Partner Type

Large enterprise


Ericsson

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Technological competences

  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Advanced or High performance computing
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
Last updated: 03/08/18 14:14