Exploring Autonomics for Clouds

Manish Parashar, Rutgers University


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Cloud computing has emerged as a dominant paradigm that is being widely adopted by enterprises. Clouds and Cloud federations are also rapidly joining high-performance computing system, clusters and Grids as viable platforms for scientific exploration and discovery. Clouds offer on-demand access to computing utilities, an abstraction of unlimited computing resources, customizable environments, and a pay-as-you-go business model. They also provide a potential for dynamic scale-up, scale-down and scale-out, and support IT outsourcing and automation. As a result, it is possible to create hybrid federated cloud infrastructures integrating private clouds, local data centers, and public clouds. However, developing and managing cloud applications/services to appropriately use the capacities and capabilities offered by these cloud federations can be challenging – for example, applications/services need to be managed according to pricing policy, quality of service requirements, budgets, etc. In this talk, I will explore autonomic application execution and management in federated Cloud infrastructures.

Biography:  Manish Parashar is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. He is the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) and of the NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC), and is Associate Director of the Rutgers Center for Information Assurance (RUCIA). Manish received a BE degree from Bombay University, India, and MS and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University. His research interests are in the broad areas of Parallel and Distributed Computing and Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering. A key focus of his research is on addressing the complexity or large-scale systems and applications through programming abstractions and systems. Manish serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a large number of journals and international conferences and workshops, and has deployed several software systems that are widely used.  He has also received numerous awards and is Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of IEEE/IEEE Computer Society and Senior Member of ACM.