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Software innovations

To support its technology transfer operations, the research centre relies on several regional structures active in the field of development and technology transfer: GRAVIT (identifying and developing innovative technologies), GRAIN (business incubation), and PETALE (industrial development) in Grenoble, Lyon Sciences Transfert and the business incubator CREALYS in Lyon.

The technology transfer actions led in partnership with the regional players resulted in support for seven innovative software technologies in 2010:

LOCUS: Identification and location of structures and tissues in brain MRIs

Locus software:

  • instantaneously analyses a 3D image of a brain produced by an MRI,
  • automatically locates the brain's tissues and structures in a manner that is not sensitive to variations artificially brought about by the image acquisition chain (measurement error).

Contact: Florence Forbes, MISTIS project team

METEODC: Computing on heterogeneous clusters - Application to meteorological forecasts

The software permits the distribution of numerical computations over a set of computers (distributed computing).

The technology is based on advanced mathematical methods making it possible to reformulate the initial problem and thus truly benefit from the available computing power. Based on a client-server architecture, the software integrates an innovative management of two important aspects of distributed computing: tolerance for failures and the distribution of the computational workload.

Contact: Laurent Debreu, MOISE project team

SAMSON: Computer-assisted nanosystem design

The software platform SAMSON assists in the study and design of complex nanosystems, whether they are natural or artificial, in an approach similar to the approach used by computer-assisted design tools pertaining to macrosystems (for example CATIA, SolidWorks, etc.).

SAMSON integrates adaptive simulation algorithms, which allow a user to simply choose the accuracy of the simulation and therefore the required computing time. This makes the modelling and simulation of complex nanosystems possible on inexpensive computers.

Contact: Stéphane Redon, NANO-D team

KARRUS: Advanced road traffic management systems

The technology presented is a system made up of the following elements:

  • A network of sensors installed on the road infrastructure (Rocade Sud de Grenoble for the demo),
  • A processing platform for diagnosing the overall status of traffic, predicting its changes, and suggesting corrective actions (variable speed limitation, three-colour light access control). 
  • An ergonomic console intended for control room operators.

Contacts: Carlos Canudas de Wit, NECS project team; Denis Jacquet, start-up Karrus

MOSIC: Simulation of electronic circuits and mechanical systems with impact and friction

Open-source software package dedicated to the reliable simulation of complex electronic and mechanical systems.
New simulation tools that allow to go beyond Newton-Raphson algorithm and classical simulators in the fields of mechanics and electronics.

Contact: Bernard Brogliato, BIPOP project team

SYSFERA: Computing and cloud computing infrastructures for intensive applications

SysFera-DS allows computing infrastructures (servers/clusters/supercomputers/grids/cloud computing) to be made consistent from a point of view of both a company's hardware and software by making it efficient, simple, expandable, and transparent to use and manage.

SysFera-DS permits adaptive scheduling, management of workflows and security, and an assessment of the ROI.

Contacts: Frédéric Desprez, GRAAL project team; David Loureira, start-up SysFera

HIKoB: Innovative communicating sensor device

Offering of generic sensors compatible with the SensLab platform.
Solution used during the 2010 Marathon des Sables (Morocco/ X-trem-log)

Contact: Guillaume Chelius, DNET team

Keywords: Grenoble Lyon Software