Dear all,
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Please mark your calendar.
Date: 12/03/2010

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Venue: Engineering Building 4201

Speaker: Dr. Krishna Kant (NSF & GMU)

Title: Challenges in Distributed Energy Adaptive Computing

Host: Sanjeev Setia


Fueled by burgeoning online services, power and thermal issues are 
becoming a substantial issue in terms of cost and environmental impact 
both on the server (or data center) side and  client side.  In this talk, 
we shall motivate an approach that puts energy, power, thermal and 
sustainability issues at the heart of distributed computing, and strives 
to dynamically optimize energy consumption based on demands and supply 
limitations. The talk shall lay out significant challenges in realizing 
the vision and show some results on how a coordinated power management at 
multiple levels can help in a graceful QoS degradation in order to adapt 
to the given energy budgets.

Dr. Krishna Kant is currently a visiting research professor at Center for 
Secure Information Systems at George Mason University, and also serving as 
a program director in the CISE/CNS division of the National Science 
Foundation. His current areas of research include power/thermal issues in 
data centers, robustness in the domain name service, and cloud computing 
security. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University 
of Texas at Dallas in 1981 and has since held several positions in 
academia and industry.