Seminars & Colloquia

Dilma Silva

IBM T. J. Watson Research

"System Software for Cloud Computing"

Friday April 22, 2011 01:00 PM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)

This talk is part of the System Research Seminar series



Cloud computing has been receiving a lot of attention from the computing community. It is perceived as some as the "IT fad of the moment" and by others as a revolutionary approach to deliver computing services. In this talk we analyze cloud computing from the perspective of system software, exploring how this new model impacts current practices in operating systems and distributed computing. We identify a set of exciting research opportunities in resource management for cloud computing and discuss how cloud computing itself affects the way we carry out research projects.

Short Bio:

Dilma da Silva is a researcher at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, in New York. She manages the Advanced Operating Systems group. She received her Ph.D in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 1997. Prior to joining IBM, she was an Assistant Professor at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her research in system software addresses the need for scalable and adaptable system software. She has published more than 60 technical papers. Dilma is a member of the board of CRA-W (Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research) and a co-founder of the Latinas in Computing group. More information can be found at

Host: Helen Gu, Computer Science, NCSU

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