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Energy-Aware Scheduling and Resource Allocation for Large-Scale Distributed Systems

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Speaker: Albert Y. Zomaya, University of Sydney
Event date: Tuesday, 02 June 2009, 14:00 - 15:00
Place: Campus Kirchberg, Salle Paul Feidert.


Abstract: Distributed computing environments have become the de facto platforms for many applications. These systems bring a range of heterogeneous resources that should be able to function continuously and autonomously. However, distributed systems expend a lot of energy. Thus, this work aims to develop new algorithms and tools for energy–aware resource management allocation for large–scale distributed systems enabling these systems to become environmentally friendly. The proposed framework will be ‘holistic’ in nature seamlessly integrating a set of both site–level and system–level/service–level energy–aware resource allocation schemes addressing a range of complex scenarios and different operating conditions.


Albert Y. Zomaya is currently the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing and Networking in the School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney. Prior to joining Sydney University he was a Full Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Western Australia, where he also led the Parallel Computing Research Laboratory during the period 1990–2002. He is the author/co-author of seven books, more than 350 publications in technical journals and conferences, and the editor of eight books and eight conference volumes. He is currently an associate editor for 16 journals, the Founding Editor of the Wiley Book Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing and a Founding Co-Editor of the Wiley Book Series on Bioinformatics. Professor Zomaya was the Chair the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (1999–2003) and currently serves on its executive committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Self-Organization and Cybernetics for Informatics and is a Scientific Council Member of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social–Informatics, and Telecommunications Engineering (in Brussels). He received the 1997 Edgeworth David Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales for outstanding contributions to Australian Science. Professor Zomaya is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award (in 2000) and the Golden Core Recognition (in 2006), both from the IEEE Computer Society. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the IEEE, the Institution of Electrical Engineers (U.K.), and a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM. His research interests are in the areas of high performance computing, parallel algorithms, mobile computing, and bioinformatics.