•   When: Friday, February 27, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  •   Speakers: Ricardo Bianchini
  •   Location: Research Hall, Room 163
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Abstract

Datacenters host the server infrastructure that powers organizations of many sizes, from universities and enterprises to large Internet services. Collectively, datacenters consume a massive amount of power, representing a financial burden for datacenter operators, an infrastructure burden on power utilities, and an environmental burden on society. However, this problem could be worse if it were not for several advances made over the last decade, especially in the design of large datacenters. In this talk, I will overview the architecture of these datacenters, discuss the main advances made to date, and speculate about directions for the future.

Speaker's Biography

Dr. Ricardo Bianchini received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 1995. He is a Professor of Computer Science at Rutgers University, but is currently on leave working as Microsoft's Chief Efficiency Strategist. His main interests include cloud computing, and power/energy/thermal management of datacenters. In fact, Dr. Bianchini is a pioneer in datacenter energy management, energy-aware storage systems, energy-aware load distribution across datacenters, and leveraging renewable energy in datacenters. Dr. Bianchini has co-chaired the program committee of several conferences and workshops, and currently serves on the editorial board of four journals. He has published eight award papers, and has received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He is currently an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

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