SAVI is a partnership of Canadian industry, academia, research and education (R&E) networks, and high-performance computing (HPC) centres to investigate key elements of future application platforms. The main research goal of the SAVI Network is to address the design of future applications platforms built on a flexible, versatile and evolvable infrastructure that can readily deploy, maintain, and retire the large-scale, possibly short-lived, distributed applications that will be typical in the future applications marketplace.