UTCS Corporate Connection: Luiz Barroso/Google Distinguished Engineer: Warehouse-Scale Computers ACES 2.302 Tuesday September 23 2008 5:30 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Sep 23, 2008 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Type of Talk: UTCS Corporate Connection-Google

Speaker/Affiliation: Luiz Barroso/Google Distinguished Engineer
Date/Time: Tuesday September 23 2008 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Host:
UTCS FoCS

Talk Title: Warehouse-Scale Computers

Talk Abstr

act:
The popularity of Internet-based applications is bringing
incre

ased attention to server-side computing and in
particular to the desig

n of the large-scale computing
systems that support successful service-

based products.
In this talk I will cover some of the issues involved i

n
designing and programming this emerging class of large
(warehouse

-scale) computing systems. I will also discuss
what it means to achieve
energy efficiency in this space
and why that makes data-centers diffe

rent from laptops.

Speaker Bio:
Luiz Andr%E9 Barroso is a Disting

uished Engineer at Google
where he has worked across several engineeri

ng areas
ranging from applications and software infrastructure to

hardware design. Prior to working at Google he was a
member of the Res

earch Staff at Compaq and Digital
Equipment Corporation where his grou

p did some of the
pioneering work on computer architectures for commerc

ial
workloads. That work included the design of Piranha a
system b

ased on an aggressive chip-multiprocessing which
helped inspire many o

f the multi-core CPUs that are now in
the mainstream.

Luiz has a
Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the
University of Southern C

alifornia and B.S. and M.S. degrees
in electrical engineering from the

Pontif%EDcia Universidade
Cat%F3lica Rio de Janeiro.