Collaborative Research Centre 901 - On-The-Fly Computing
Warburger Str. 100
The objective of CRC 901 – On-The-Fly Computing (OTF Computing) – is to develop techniques and processes for automatic on-the-fly configuration and provision of individual IT services out of base services that are available on world-wide markets.In addition to the configuration by special OTF service providers and the provision by so-called OTF Compute Centers, this involves developing methods for quality assurance and the protection of participating clients and providers, methods for the target-oriented further development of markets, and methods to support the interaction of the participants in dynamically changing markets.
CRC 901 is divided into four project areas. Project area A is concerned with the algorithmic and economic basics for organising large dynamic markets. This involves, on the one hand, algorithmic processes for organising large networks in general and the interaction in networks in particular and, on the other hand, economic concepts for incentive systems in order to direct the participants in the markets. Project area B investigates processes of the modeling, composition and quality analysis of services and service configurations aiming at on-the-fly development of high-quality IT services. Project area C develops reliable execution environments for on-the-fly computing and is concerned with questions of the stability and security of markets, the organisation of highly heterogeneous OTF Compute Centers and the provision of configured services by those centers.