20, Apr, 2012 12:00-13:00 (1 hour)
Seminar Series 2012 - Ricardo SeverinoSENODs: Design and Implementation
CISTER, Porto, Portugal
Talk abstract: Data centers increasingly constitute a critical backbone of the worldwide information technology (IT) infrastructure, forming the server infrastructure for search engines, mail servers, e-commerce, data warehousing and other cloud computing functions. While such data centers generally target large-scale virtual IT services, the design, construction and operation of data centers (i) depend on cyber-physical infrastructure with major power and cooling requirements, (ii) incur significant energy costs, and (iii) can lead to significant economic and societal impact from the failures of physical subsystems. In fact, power and cooling in a data center cost more than the IT equipment supported. As a result, data centers face an emerging crisis. The SENODs (Sustainable Energy-Optimized Datacenters) project will rectify that. This talk presents the ongoing work on the project's design and implementation.
Ricardo Severino was born in 1982 and has a Degree (2006), and a MSc (2008) in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto – School of Engineering (ISEP/IPP). Since 2006, he has been working in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, namely on improving quality-of-service (QoS) in WSNs by using standard and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology, at the CISTER/IPP-HURRAY! Research Unit. In this line, he has been actively participating in the ART-WiSe (http://artwise.cister-isep.info ) and Open-ZB (http://www.open-zb.net) research frameworks, as well as in international projects such as ArtistDesign (FP7 NoE on Embedded System Design), CONET (FP7 NoE on Cooperating Objects), and EMMON (FP7 JU on Embedded Monitoring). He is also a founding member and contributor of the 15.4 and ZigBee TinyOS Working Groups. Recently, his MSc Thesis work was awarded with the EWSN'09 Best MSc Thesis Award at the prestigious European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN'09). He has several publications in reputed conferences (e.g. MASS, RTCSA, ECRTS) and journals (e.g. IEEE TII) and has served as a reviewer for several conferences (e.g. IEEE ETFA, SUTC and VTC).
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