The Cloud@Home Project: Towards a New Enhanced Computing Paradigm
Cloud Computing is emerging as a promising paradigm capable of providing a flexible, dynamic, resilient and cost effective infrastructure for both academic and business environments. The aim of this paper is to create a new Cloud paradigm, "Cloud@Home", in which both the commercial/business and the volunteer/scientific viewpoints coexist. The Cloud@Home infrastructure has to be able to provide adequate resources to satisfy user requests also taking into account QoS requirements. The goal of the project is to design, to implement and to test on real case studies a complete middleware able to demonstrate the feasibility of the Cloud@Home vision. In this paper, the authors try to summarize the aims and the goals of the Cloud@Home project, identifying tasks in order to implement the Cloud@Home middleware.