Charla Cloud-Computing

29 de noviembre, 2011

El miércoles 30 de noviembre a las 11:30 se realizará la charla Cloud Computing: Power-Aware Design and Applications en la Sala de Postgrado del Departamento de Ingeniería Informática. La expositora será la doctora Alba Cristina Magalhaes Alves de Melo.

Cloud computing is a recent paradigm for provision of computing infrastructure, platform and/or software in the Internet, which aims to reduce costs. One important factor in the operational cost of cloud data centers comes from the power consumed by the computational resources. Many studies have been conducted to provide power reduction but most of the proposed techniques incur in a great slowdown of the applications. In this talk, I will first address aspects of Cloud Computing and Green Computing. Then, I will present our server consolidation strategy for Federated Cloud systems. I will also show you some simulation results that show that our collaborative strategy is able to reduce more than 50% of energy consumption, while still meeting the Quality-of-Service requirements. After that, I will present one strategy to run a huge Bioinformatics application on Federated Public Clouds. Finally, I will present the conclusions and future directions.

Alba Cristina Magalhaes Alves de Melo received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 1996, the Ms.C. degree in Computer Science from UFRGS, Brazil, in 1991 and the BS degree in Computer Science from UnB, Brazil, in 1986. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Brasilia, Brazil. Her current research interests include cloud, grid, cluster and P2P computing, bioinformatics and application-specific accelerators. She has advised 17 graduate students in these research areas and published several papers in prestigious international journals and conferences. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE Society, a member of the IEEE Computer Society and a Member of the ACM Society.