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All sessions will take place in the Gold Room unless otherwise noted.

Session papers are available to workshop registrants immediately and to everyone beginning February 22, 2010.

Monday, February 22, 2010
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.    Continental Breakfast, Gold & Crystal Foyer
9:00 a.m.–9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Statements

Ethan L. Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz

Ethan is the Associate Director of the Storage Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz, where he explores issues in file and storage systems and, more generally, distributed systems and operating systems. His current projects include archival storage systems, scalable file system indexing, file systems for next-generation storage technologies, file system security, and petabyte-scale storage systems. He's also interested in storage system benchmarks, algorithms to more efficiently manage storage, and information retrieval from very large text and multimedia corpora as well as other problems in computer systems and security.

9:10 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

On the Science of Power Management: Encouraging Sustainability R&D
Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University

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Erez is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of Stony Brook University. He directs the Filesystems and Storage Lab at the CS department. His research interests include file systems and storage, operating systems, energy efficiency, performance and benchmarking, security, compilers, and software engineering.

9:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Invited Talk

Reduced and Alternative Energy for Cloud and Telephony Applications
James Hughes, Huawei Technologies

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10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Invited Talk

The Green Cloud: How Cloud Computing Can Reduce Datacenter Power Consumption
Anne Holler, VMware

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Anne Holler received bachelors and masters degrees from Duke University, and a doctorate from University of Virginia, all in Computer Science. Leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference, she moved to California in the 1990s to join Hewlett-Packard's Cupertino Language Lab, where she did low-level optimizer and performance work for the PA-RISC and Itanium processors. She was a member of Transmeta's performance and power team in the late 1990s, and then worked at Omnishift on transparent application and data delivery over the web to the desktop. She joined VMware in January 2002, where she worked in the performance team until 2006, when she switched to working on the resource management team on Distributed Power Management and other aspects of VMware's Distributed Resource Scheduler.

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.    Break
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Don't Throw It Away

Session Chair: Geoff Kuenning, Harvey Mudd College

Estimating Environmental Costs
Kiara Corrigan, Amip Shah, and Chandrakant Patel, Hewlett Packard Laboratories

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The Green Switch: Designing for Sustainability in Mobile Computing
Galit Zadok and Riikka Puustinen

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12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.    Lunchtime Invited Talk by IBM, Cupertino Room

Towards Integrated Data Center Energy Management: An IBM Research Strategic Initiative
Jody Glider, IBM Almaden Research Center

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Jody is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research in San Jose, CA, where he has been focused on storage system issues and advancements for the past 14 years. Jody's major projects have included leading the research and development team for the IBM SAN Volume Controller, as well as leading the software team for the Icecube distributed storage software project, and before that for a log structured array tailored for a unique hardware structure. Over the past year Jody has been focusing on storage energy efficiency, specifically the potential benefits of SSDs and tiered storage to give storage systems some measure of energy proportionality, and the ability of data reduction techniques to lower energy consumption.

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Pure Energy

Session Chair: Matt E. Tolentino, Intel

Power-aware Proactive Storage-tiering Management for High-speed Tiered-storage Systems
Kazuhisa Fujimoto, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University; Hirotoshi Akaike, Systems Development Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd.; Naoya Okada, Kenji Miura, and Hiroaki Muraoka, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University

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Towards Energy Proportional Cloud for Data Processing Frameworks
Hyeong S. Kim, Dong In Shin, Young Jin Yu, Hyeonsang Eom, and Heon Y. Yeom, Seoul National University

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2:45 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Invited Talk

Storage Class Memory: A Low-power Storage Opportunity
Richard Freitas, IBM Almaden Research Center

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Richard Freitas is a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center. Dr. Freitas received his PhD in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976. He then joined IBM at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab. He has held various management and research positions in architecture and design for storage systems, servers, workstations, and speech recognition hardware at the IBM Almaden Research Center and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His current interest lies in exploring the use of emerging nonvolatile solid state memory technology in storage systems for commercial and scientific computing.

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.    Break
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Improving the (Data Center) Environment

Session Chair: Niraj Tolia, HP Labs

Effects of Data Center Vibration on Compute System Performance
Julian Turner, Q Associates

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CFD-Based Operational Thermal Efficiency Improvement of a Production Data Center
Umesh Singh, Amarendra K Singh, Parvez S, and Anand Sivasubramaniam, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., India

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5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Panel Session

The Present and Future of Sustainability R&D
Moderators: Ethan L. Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz; Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University

Panelists: Kirk Cameron, Virginia Institute of Technology; Douglas H. Fisher, National Science Foundation; Dushyanth Narayanan, Microsoft; Amip Shah, HP Labs; Matt E. Tolentino, Intel

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Kirk W. Cameron is an associate professor of Computer Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Professor Cameron received the B.S. in Math from UF in 1994 and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from LSU in 2000. He directs the SCAPE Laboratory at Virginia Tech where he pioneered the area of high-performance, power-aware computing to improve the efficiency of high-end systems. Cameron has received numerous awards and accolades for his research and publications including the NSF Career Award (2004), the DOE Career Award (2004), USC COE Young Investigator Research Award (2005), Best Paper Nominee SC06, VT COE Fellow (2007), IBM Faculty Award (2007), Uptime Institute Fellow (2008), and was invited to the 2008 National Academy of Engineering Symposium. Prof. Cameron is on the editorial board and editor for the IEEE Computer "Green IT" column. In 2007, Prof. Cameron founded a startup company called MiserWare to increase the impact of the intellectual property resulting from his funded research.

Doug Fisher is a Program Director in the Robust Intelligence program of the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems Division of the National Science Foundation. At NSF, Doug oversees much of the NSF portfolio in Artificial Intelligence, to include Machine Learning. He is the cognizant program officer of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center and of an Expeditions of Computing award on Computational Sustainability.  He is on leave from Vanderbilt University, where his research and teaching is in AI, machine learning, and data mining. Doug became acutely concerned with climate change, and environmental sustainability generally, as a faculty member in residence, living in Vanderbilt dormitories. He learned that students were deeply concerned with these and other societal issues, had little opportunity to talk about them in classrooms, notably computer science classrooms, and that he was part of the problem in that he was participating in a sharp segregation of technical material from contemporary issues and ethics. Doug credits living among students and ABET accreditation with changing his thinking about teaching and research, as well as changing him from a passive believer in equal opportunity to pursue a computer science profession to an activist for equal participation in it—the lack of diversity in the transformational computing sciences strikes him as a threat to long-term societal and environmental sustainability.

Dushyanth Narayanan is a researcher in the Systems and Networking Group at Microsoft's European research centre in Cambridge, England. His recent research has been on storage, energy, and data center management. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University (2002), and his B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1995).

As part of the Sustainable IT Ecosystem Laboratory (SIEL) at HP Labs, Amip Shah is engaged with the development of novel tools and methods for improving the sustainability of the world around us. Amip has been with HP Labs in Palo Alto, California since 2007. Previously, he was with the Process and Equipment Development team in the Flash Memory Group at Intel Corporation in Folsom, California, where he was involved with pathfinding for the next generation of non-volatile memory packages. Amip received his BS in Mechanical Engineering, with highest honors, from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Subsequently, he received MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His graduate work, advised by Professor Van P. Carey, was focused on the applicability of the second law of thermodynamics for optimization of multiscale electronics cooling infrastructures. In collaboration with HP Labs, Amip led the development of exergy-based models for simultaneous evaluation of thermal manageability and energy efficiency of independent and interdependent cooling solutions at the chip, system, and data center level. Applicability of the technique was also demonstrated for evaluation of energy efficiency in non-silicon based systems, such as biological information processors. Amip has also worked in the area of 3D stacked packaging, particularly for flash memory applications.

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