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Christine Morin

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Senior scientist INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
Myriads INRIA project-team scientific leader 

Awarded one of the "Les Etoiles de l'Europe 2014" prizes by the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research for the Coordination of the Contrail European project (FP7 Integrated Project  - October 2010 - January 2014)

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Contact details

Postal address: INRIA/IRISA, Campus universitaire de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes cedex, FRANCE 
Room: E-217
Phone: +33 2 99 84 72 90
E-Mail: Christine dot Morin at inria dot fr

Research interests

  • Operating systems, distributed operating systems, large scale dynamic distributed systems 
  • Fault tolerance, autonomic computing
  • Virtualisation, resource management
  • Cluster computing,  Grid computing, Cloud computing
  • Green computing

Current Research activities

My present research activities aim at designing and implementing distributed operating systems for distributed computing infrastructures. I target large scale dynamic infrastructures. My goal is to provide systems that are easy to use, to manage and to program. These systems are designed to allow efficient reliable and secure application execution. Fault tolerance and autonomic computing are important topics I am addressing. I am interested in particular in systems providing support for the execution of scientific applications.

  • Cloud computing
    • Contrail software stack providing elastic PaaS services over an IaaS cloud federation
    • Snooze self-organizing energy aware virtual machine management for IaaS clouds
    • Resilin: Elastic Map Reduce on top of multiple IaaS clouds
    • Themis: economy-based automatic resource scaling for cloud systems
  • Distributed operating system for Grids
    • Vigne distributed system for large scale dynamic grids
    • XtreemOS Linux based distributed operating system providing native virtual organization support
  • Single system image operating system for clusters
    • Kerrighed Linux based operating system for high performance computing on clusters
    • Creation of Kerlabs spin-off  in October 2006 for providing commercial services related to Kerrighed technology

Former Research Activities


A subset of my publications are available on HAL INRIA (see HAL list per year). ***update in progress***

Full list of publications (last update December 2014) (bibtex file)

PhD Students

  • Djawida Dib (since October 2010, INRIA & Brittany council grant)

Projects and collaborations

  • European projects

    • Contrail FP7 Integrated Project partially funded by the European Commission (October 2010 - January 2014) on cloud computing - coordinator
    • XtreemOS FP6 Integrated Project partially funded by the European Commission (June 2006 - September 2010)  on grid computing - scientific coordinator
    • EIT ICT Labs - RMAC activity on resource management across clouds (2012 activity as part of the cloud computing research line)
  • International collaborations

    • Currently, on sabbatical in the Advanced Computing for Science department led by Deb Agarwal at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (collaboration with Val Hendrix, Keith Jackson, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Taghrid Samak) 
    • Responsible of the DALHIS Inria associate team between Myriads project-team and the the Advanced Computing for Science department led by Deb Agarwal at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
    • Responsible of the SER-OS INRIA associate team between PARIS project-team and  the SRT team headed by Stephen Scott at ORNL, USA (2009 - 2011)
    • Participant in the UNCONV INRIA associate team between PARIS project team and Prof. Xu at ICT/CAS, Beijing, China (2008 - 2009).
    • Participant in the DataCloud@Work INRIA associate team between Kerdata, Myriads and UPB, Romania (2010-2012).
  • Collaboration with industrial partners

    • Collaboration with EDF R&D (since 2000)
  • National projects

    • COOP ANR project funded under the COSINUS programme
    • ECO-GRAPPE ANR project funded under the ARPEGE programme (since December 2008)
  • Full list of projects and collaborations



Short biography

I received my engineering degree in Computer Science from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), of Rennes (France), in 1987 and Master and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Rennes I in 1987 and 1990, respectively. In March 1998, I got my Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in Computer Science from the Université de Rennes 1.

Since 1991, I have held a researcher position at INRIA and have carried out my research activities in the Solidor project (until September 1998) and in the CAPS project (October 1998 -  December 1999) at INRIA Rennes. Since January 2000, I have been a member of the PARIS project-team at INRIA Rennes. From October 2000 to August 2002, I have held a temporary associate professor position at IFSIC (University of Rennes I). Since September 2002, I have held a senior researcher position at INRIA. From July to December 2009, I was the scientific leader of the PARIS project-team at INRIA Rennes  - Bretagne Atlantique. Since January 2010, I have been the head of the Myriads INRIA project-team.

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