VALORISATION PLAN: Technical Feasibility
SECTION I: Testing
|1||Has the R & D result been tested?|
The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1
|1a||In what mode has the result been tested?
• Pilot Application
• Alpha/BETA testing
|A research prototype has been developed and tested in simulation runs.
|1b.||Please describe and discuss the testing results|
|Simulations were carried out on two different parallel platforms and the results compared. Input data were taken from MODIS from different regions of the globe in order to test the algorithms. Results show the speed and performance of the processing. However, further tests will be necessary.|
|1c||Describe what type of testing does the R&D result need?|
|1d.||What is the time needed for testing?|
|1e.||What is the cost needed for testing?|
SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development
|2a||To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )|
|The research team has developed a research prototype that does not yet seem to be industrially mature. For production maturity, further development might better be done outside of the research environment in order to comply with industrial requirements. Otherwise, the research team has the resources and the capacity for further development.
On the other hand, more powerful production environments might be necessary and it should be thought to move the parallel software to an open cluster platform.
|2b||What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?|
|The research prototype has some deficiencies that should be addressed:
Having said this, much more testing would be necessary.
|2c||What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?|
|A more powerful heterogeneous multicomputer cluster;
High resolution input data (which may depend on the requirements of the application).
|2d||Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.|
|This is a very promising research area with good results achieved so far. However, the results and the prototype are still on a pure research level. The transfer to deployment would need more technical work as indicated above and there is a risk that under realistic real life requirements more problems would occur as for example concerning the feasibility of the algorithms or message passing used.
SECTION 3: Deployment
|3a||Define the demands for large scale production in terms of|
|This is software running on a special environment but does not need any particular materials. However, as realized and proposed, a special computer room would be necessary with in particular appropriate air conditioning.
|This is a parallel software development and needs an appropriate hardware environment. This could be a dedicated heterogeneous multicomputer cluster in a closed environment although much more powerful that the cluster of the research laboratory. The use of an open Internet cluster environment could be considered, but it is not sure whether this provides services for parallel programming.
|Programmers and computer engineers will be necessary who understand parallel programming and can set up a network of a cluster of computers.
SECTION 4: Overall Assessment
|1||What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?|
|The validity of the approach has been proven as a research project. There are however several uncertainties with respect to the technical feasibility for deployment in a real life environment.
KEYWORDS QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT (0-5).
|Please put X as appropriate.||1||2||3||4||5|
|Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so far||X|
|Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development team||X|
|Current development stage||X|
|Overall technical feasibility||X|