[LINK] Greening Indian Datacenters, Canberra, 19 November 2009

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Nov 18 13:37:00 AEDT 2008

Professor Anand Sivasubramaniam, Vice-President R&D, Tata Consultancy 
Services India, will be speaking on Greening of Datacenters: 
Opportunities and Research Challenges, at the ANU in Canberra, 19 
November 2009: <http://cecs.anu.edu.au/seminars/showone.pl?SID=760>

     Greening of Datacenters: Opportunities and Research Challenges
     Professor Anand Sivasubramaniam (Vice-President R&D, Tata 
Consultancy Services (TCS), India)

     DATE: 2008-11-19
     TIME: 11:00:00 - 12:00:00
     LOCATION: CSIT Seminar Room, N101

     The power consumption of datacenters, together with the growing 
concerns on climate change, have created a buzz around Green IT. 
Hardware vendors, software developers, vertical integrators, service 
providers, and IT administrators are talking about their green 
offerings, capabilities and transformations. Green IT spells cost 
savings and efficiency for organizations of all sizes, and is also 
critical for environmental compliance with the growing number of 
environmental policies across diverse geographies.

     While there are many current products and technologies to 
address 'point' solutions for reducing power consumption in the 
datacenter, a whole range of challenges arise in real world settings 
which offer a rich set of research problems that we need to be 
address. Apart from discussing these problems, we will also discuss 
the need for looking at Green IT from a wholistic perspective 
mandating cross-disciplinary expertise and a rethinking of how we 
build and manage IT infrastructures.

     Professor Anand Sivasubramaniam is a Vice-President of R&D in 
the Corporate Technology Office at TCS (Tata Consultancy Services). 
He received his BTech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute 
of Technology, Madras, in 1989, and the MS and PhD in 1991 and 1995 
respectively from Georgia Tech, USA. He has been a Professor of 
Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State between 1995 and 2007, 
where he spearheaded several research projects in large-scale 
infrastructure management and power-aware computing.

     Professor Sivasubramaniam's research interests are in computer 
architecture, operating systems and high performance computing, and 
he has made several contributions in resource management techniques 
for data centers, computer architectural mechanisms for high 
performance, low power, and high assurance, and in tools for 
evaluating computer systems.

     He has published over 150 research papers in reputed journals 
and conferences, and has served on several editorial boards of 
journals and conference program committees. At TCS, he heads the 
Innovation Lab in Chennai, leading research projects on IT 
infrastructure management and Green IT initiatives. [TCS is the 
largest IT services company in India and among the top ten in the 
world. It is also the largest private sector employer in India. It 
has an active operation in Australia headquartered in Melbourne.]

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