LASR Colloquia - Xiaoqiao Meng/IBM T.J. Watson Research Center: "Towards Efficient Capacity Planning in Cloud Computing", ACES 3.408

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Jenna Whitney
Nov 9, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Type of Talk: LASR Colloquia

Speaker/Affiliation: Xiaoqiao

Meng/IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 9,
2010 11:00 a.m.

Location: ACES 3.408

Host: Yin Zhang

Talk T

itle: Towards Efficient Capacity Planning in Cloud Computing

Talk Abst

Today''s computing cloud achieves an economy of scale by sharing t

he underlying computing resources (such as CPU, memory and networking band

width) among different customers'' workload. In modern virtualization-based
clouds, capacity planning refers to the strategy of allocating resources

to Virtual Machines (VMs) and placement of VMs on physical servers. In this
talk, I will present several new VM placement methods for addressing the

challenge of dynamic workload in cloud. These include a method leveraging w

orkload multiplexing, a method reducing network bandwidth usage, and a me

thod solving a probabilistic bin packing problem.

Speaker Bio:

qiao Meng is currently a Research Staff Member at the System Analysis & Opt

imization Group of IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He received a Ph.D. fro

m UCLA in the area of computer networks. His research interests include clo

ud computing, wireless networking and performance modeling.