Scheduling Heterogeneous Resources for Scalable Computations in Clouds

The cloud is well known for its elasticity by leveraging abundant heterogeneous resources. Cloud data centres easily host thousands or even millions of multicore servers. Further, these servers are increasingly virtualized for the sake of data centre efficiency. However, the reality is that these resources are often relentlessly exploited particularly to improve applications performance. Although the elasticity facilitates achieving cost efficiency (or the performance to cost ratio), the ultimate efficiency in resource usage (or more broadly data centres) lies in scheduling and resource allocation strategies that explicitly take into account actual resource consumption. The optimization of resource efficiency in clouds is of great practical importance considering its numerous benefits in the economic and environmental sustainability. In this talk, we will discuss resource efficiency in cloud data centres with examples providing alternative approaches to constructing scalable services/computations in clouds to support large-scale distributed processing applications for data analytics applications taking advantage of the heterogeneous nature of cloud architectures.


Albert Zomaya is the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing & Networking and served as an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow (2010-2014) in the School of Information Technologies, Sydney University. He is also the Director of the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing which was established in late 2009.

Dr. Zomaya published more than 500 scientific papers and articles and is author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. He served as the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computers (2011-2014) and was elected recently as a Founding Editor in Chief for the newly established IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing. Also, Dr. Zomaya serves as a Co-Founding Editor-in-Chief of IET Cyber-Physical Systems, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scalable Computing and Communications (Springer), and Associate Editor-in-Chief (Special Issues) of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. He also serves as an associate editor for 22 leading journals, such as, the ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems. Dr. Zomaya is the Founding Editor of several book series, such as, the Wiley Book Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Springer Scalable Computing and Communications, and IET Book Series on Big Data.

Dr. Zomaya has delivered more than 160 keynote addresses, invited seminars, and media briefings and has been actively involved, in a variety of capacities, in the organization of more than 700 conferences. Dr. Zomaya is the recipient of the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing Outstanding Service Award (2011), the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing (2011), and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (2014). He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE, and IET. Dr. Zomaya’s research interests are in the areas of parallel and distributed computing and complex systems.

Date & time

3–4pm 13 Jul 2017


Room:N101 Seminar Room


Prof. Albert Y. Zomaya

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