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September 02, 2009

Ma and Gu Receive NSF Collaborative Research Award to Study Cloud Computing

Associate professor Dr. Xiaosong Ma (lead PI), and assistant professor Dr. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu (co-PI), of the Computer Science Department at NC State University have been awarded $320,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their research proposal titled “CSR: Small: Collaborative Research: Hybrid Opportunities for Green Clouds.”

The award will run from September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2012.

Abstract - We propose to explore the new computing model of offering computation- and/or data-intensive cloud services on active nodes serving on-demand utility computing users. More specifically, we plan to (1) assess the efficacy of resource sharing between foreground interactive utility computing workloads and background high-throughput cloud computing workloads on multi-core servers, in terms of energy saving and performance interference; (2) develop a scheduling and load management middleware that performs dynamic background workload distribution considering the energy-performance tradeoff; and (3) exploits the use of GPGPUs for cloud services on active nodes running foreground workloads mainly on the CPUs.

For more information on Dr. Ma, click here.

For more information on Dr. Gu, click here.


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