Friday, September 22, 2006

Autonomic Grid Computing: Concepts, Infrastructure and Applications

Emerging pervasive wide-area Grid computing environments are enabling a new generation of applications that are based on seamless aggregation and interactions of resources, services and information. However the scale, dynamism and uncertainty of these environments and applications present significant development, configuration and management challenges.

Addressing these challenges has led researchers to consider alternative programming paradigms and management techniques that are based on strategies used by biological systems to deal with complexity, dynamism, heterogeneity and uncertainty. The approach, referred to as autonomic computing, aims at realizing computing systems and applications capable of managing themselves with minimal human intervention. In this talk Dr. Parashar will motivate and introduce autonomic Grid computing. He will then introduce solutions being developed at TASSL, Rutgers University as part of Project AutoMate for enabling autonomic computational science on the Grid.

Manish Parashar is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University, where he also is director of the Applied Software Systems Laboratory. He received a BE degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Bombay University, India and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. He has received the Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (2004-2005), NSF CAREER Award (1999) and the Enrico Fermi Scholarship from Argonne National Laboratory (1996). His research interests include autonomic computing, parallel & distributed computing (including peer-to-peer and Grid computing), scientific computing, and software engineering. Manish is a senior member of IEEE, member of the executive committee of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP), part of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor Program (2004-2006), and a member of ACM. He is the co-founder of the IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), serves on the editorial boards
of several journals, and on the steering and program committees of several international
workshops and conferences. For more information please visit He is recommended to us by the Washington,
DC, IEEE Computer Society chapter.

Meeting Date & Time:
Thusday, 5 October 2006
5:30 PM: Registration, social time, and dinner
7:30 PM: Business meeting & program
Where: Hilton Garden Inn at Innsbrook
Location: It’s behind the restaurants at Innsbrook. Turn from Broad St. onto Dominion Blvd.
There's a map link on the IEEE Richmond Section website.
Cost: $20 by the RSVP deadline, $25 after the deadline. Student members get in for $10 before or $13 after the deadline.
Menu: An all-you-can-eat buffet
Payment: By check payable to IEEE Richmond or cash, during Registration (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM).
RSVP & Deadline: By high-noon on Friday, 29 September. Go the the Web site, click Next
Meeting, and then the Online RSVP link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great presentation this evening by Dr. Manish Parashar on "Autonomic Grid Computing"!