Technologies for 3D Cloud
The project’s work will focus on the development of a group of technologies that, opportunely integrated together, will allow the creation of a new type of Cloud ‘ 3D Cloud ‘ capable of hosting interactive 3D applications. The technologies used will then be integrated in a prototype that will allow us to evaluate the quality and performance of the results obtained, involving real users.
The project will focus on three main technological issues: solutions for the remote visualisation of 3D applications, optimising their performance even on networks with limited broadband and high latency; technology for visualising and sharing the graphics processing unit (GPU) which will permit the execution of accelerated 3D applications in virtual machines; and systems for managing interactive 3D sessions within Cloud Computing infrastructures.
The results anticipated contain unique elements of total innovation and could prove to be of enormous interest to companies. SMEs could have access to expensive 3D graphics applications in a pay-per-use mode, cutting the costs of acquiring software licences and hardware, while large corporations could consolidate 3D applications at company data centres, obtaining significant benefits from the reduction in CAPEX and operating costs (lowering maintenance costs, optimising the use of licences, lowering energy consumption, etc.).
Project co-financed within the Innovation Poles of the Piedmont Region (POR FESR 2007/2013, Axis I, Activity I.1.3 - III Annual program for research and innovation projects and services)