Archive 16th December 2019

Paper presented at WoC’19

PhD student Dominic Lindsay (photoed with IBM research members) presented his work PRISM: An Experiment Framework for Straggler Analytics within Containerized Clusters at the International Workshop on Containers (WoC) as part of Middleware 2019 in Davis, USA.

Visit from Rajkumar Buyya

Prof. Rajkumar Buyya from the University of Melbourne, well known for his research in Cloud computing and the creation of CloudSim, visited our lab to discuss our current work in energy-efficient Cloud datacentres and next generation scheduling.

Attending the WBCSD Liaison Delegate Meeting in Montreux 2019

In April this year, I’ve had a chance to attend the World Business Council for Sustainable Development(WBCSD) Liaison Delegate Meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, acting as a session host / observer. The WBCSD meetings bring together sustainability representatives from more than 500 global enterprises. The WBCSD provides a unique opportunity for the representatives to discuss sustainability ideas, create plans and decide on the future of environmentally friendly business practices.

My research work focuses on the energy efficiency of large-scale computing installations, making the WBCSD LDM a unique opportunity to take part in and learn about shaping of energy efficient businesses worldwide amongst other areas of sustainability.

I believe the insights I’ve gathered will influence my research agenda and help me to look at the energy efficiency challenges with a much broader spectrum.

— Damian