ELIXIRION - Position description

DC05-Project Title: Cloud-native design and task orchestration for real-time performance guarantees over the 6G compute continuum.


As applications become ever demanding in terms of latency and reliability, edge computing is adopted to bring processing closer to the data sources. However, even though 6G fully embraces Network Function Virtualization (NFV)/Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) paradigms, the edge computing ecosystem is not mature enough and the onboarding of cloud-native applications over the 5G network still remains an open issue. Hence, novel approaches are needed to facilitate the deployment and execution across the highly heterogeneous edge/cloud compute continuum, while ensuring ultra-high performance, needed by complex analytics, by exploiting parallelism and distributed execution over Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)-accelerated hardware.

Doctoral Candidate’s (DC) role: The DC will target a unifying framework to bridge the gap between the cloud computing paradigm and the 6G ecosystem, to enable the development, deployment and scaling of complex data analytics applications across the compute continuum. The proposed approach will leverage: 1) emerging programming models (e.g., COMP Superscalar, COMPSs) for distributed/serverless computation, supporting heterogeneity and scalability by decoupling the application logic from the underlying infrastructure, to reduce development and deployment time by 30%, and 2) advanced task-based orchestration mechanisms combining 6G slicing capabilities with fine-grained application-aware scheduling, exploiting parallelism and multi-core architectures, targeting a 30% reduction in workflow execution time. Response-time analysis techniques for the 6G compute continuum will also be applied, to ensure guaranteed real-time performance, meeting the healthcare latency requirements.

DC's salary

A.1. Living allowance (per month) A.2. Mobility allowance (per month) A.3. Family allowance (per month if applicable)
3.104,20 €600,00 €660,00 €

Doctoral Candidate (DC) is recruited under a Type A employment contract. The living allowance is a gross amount, including compulsory deductions under national law, such as employer and employee social security contributions and direct taxes. Moreover, the DC will be eligible to receive mobility allowance and family allowance (if applicable) that could also be subject to taxation.