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[Colloquium] System Software for Cloud Computing

April 2, 2009

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  • Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 
  • Time: 11 am — 12:15 pm
  • Place: Centennial Engineering Center Auditorium

Dilma da Silva 
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Abstract: Cloud Computing has been receiving a lot of attention from the computing community. It is perceived by some as the “IT fad of the moment” and by others as a revolutionary approach to deliver computing services. In this talk we analyze cloud computing from the perspective of system software, exploring how this new model impacts current practices in operating systems and distributed computing. We identify a set of exciting research opportunities in resource management for cloud computing and discuss how cloud computing itself affects the way we carry out research projects

Bio: Dilma da Silva is a researcher at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, in New York. She manages the Advanced Operating Systems group. She received her Ph.D in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 1997. Prior to joining IBM, she was an Assistant Professor at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her research in operating systems addresses the need for scalable and customizable system software. She has published more than 60 technical papers. Dilma is a member of the board of CRA-W (Computer Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research) and a co-founder of the Latinas in Computing group. For relaxation and inspiration, Dilma spends time reading novels, knitting, and coming up with plots for books she may write one day.

For more information, visit www.research.ibm.com/people/d/dilma