Informatics, TU Vienna

Energy aware computing

ICT consumes a lot electrical energy. Worldwide, its carbon footprint is roughly equivalent of the one of aeronautics.

The Distributed Systems Group of the Information Systems Institute invites to the following talk:

Abstract

ICT consumes a lot electrical energy. Worldwide, its carbon footprint is roughly equivalent of the one of aeronautics. As web 2.0 and clouds are exploding, this consumptions will rise significantly in the next few years. A large part of ICT systems (energy-wise) are located in clusters, grids and clouds.

I will present our autonomic approach to improve energy efficiency in those systems, showing the four elements of autonomic systems:

  • Monitoring
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Decision center
  • Acting

Biography

Georges Da Costa is Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Toulouse. He received its PhD from LIG (Grenoble, France) in 2005. He is a member of the IRIT Laboratory. His main interests are related to large-scale distributed systems, algorithmics, performance evaluation and energy-aware systems.

He serves on several PCs in the Energy aware systems, Grid and Peer to Peer fields. He is chair of the COST0804 working group 1 on 'Energy efficiency in large scale distributed systems'. His research currently focus on energy aware distributed systems. His research highlights are grid cluster & cloud computing, peer to peer, large scale energy aware distributed systems, performance evaluation, ambient systems.