The Tech Tour Cloud & Big Data Summit, held at both the Lausanne Palace Hotel and EPFL Rolex Learning Center over 21-22 November 2012, has been a major showcase for the expertise of EcoCloud.
EcoCloud’s Director, Prof. Babak Falsafi and Deputy Director, Dr. Anne Wiggins, collaborated on The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences’ topical platform “ICT – Computing in science and technology” to write a white paper about “Cloud Computing in Switzerland”.
Also of EPFL’s Embedded Systems Laboratory, Prof. Atienza was interviewed last week by RTS about his joint laboratory and EcoCloud-related research, which has resulting in a 50% reduction of energy consumption in Credit Suisse datacenters.
Led by major research centers and industrial partners, including researchers from EPFL’s own EcoCloud research center and PARSA laboratory, the project marks the first occasion the EU has funded research focusing on servers and data centers.
The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation has awarded its Outstanding New Faculty Award to EcoCloud’s David Atienza. This marks the first time that the award has been won outside the USA.
In gigantic server farms around the world, billions of database entries are queried every second. EcoCloud researchers have developed a system that drastically improves the circulation of this flow of information.
Clearing the Clouds, the Best Paper Award winner at ASPLOS 2012, a major breakthrough in understanding cloud computing efficiency.
Le consortium des laboratoires informatiques de l’EPFL a décroché 1,7 million de francs auprès de partenaires industriels.
CloudSuite, the first benchmark suite for emerging scale-out applications, is released
Clearing the Clouds, a study that sheds light on (in)efficiencies in modern server processors and memory systems when running emerging scale-out workloads, appears at ASPLOS 2012.
David Atienza is the recipient of an Oracle Outstanding Research Award in 2011 for contributions to stable global thermal-aware control for entreprise servers.
A team of six Swiss university laboratories, led by EcoCloud member Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki, received an award of CHF 1.5million for a project entitled “Trustworthy Cloud Storage”.
In a recent paper in IEEE Micro special issue on Big Chips, July 2011, EcoCloud researchers project that server chips will not scale beyond a few tens to low hundreds of cores, and an increasing fraction of the chip in future technologies will be dark silicon that one cannot afford to power.