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Green Clouds and Black Swans: Redesigning Data-centric Data Centers

University of Chicago Computer Science Talk
Partha Ranganathan, Corporate Fellow, Hewlett Packard Labs
October 25, 2012 3:00PM to 4:00PM
University of Chicago, Ryerson 251
We are entering an exciting era for systems design. Digital information is increasing at exponential rates and new applications are being developed to manage and extract fresh insights from such large volumes of data. At the same time, we are seeing interesting inflection points in technology -- faster, more complex, processors are being replaced by simpler, power-efficient multicores; traditional memory and storage technologies are being challenged by new non-volatile memories like phase-change RAM and Memristors; optics is replacing electrical communications. Consequently, traditional approaches to design "better, faster, cheaper" systems will need to be rethought, both at the hardware and software levels. In this talk, I will discuss these recent trends, their implications for future system re-designs, and a potential new approach, nanostores, which cross-cuts the technology, architecture, and software layers for significant benefits.