The Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC), an NSF Research Center funded by the I/UCRC program, combines resources from universities, private companies, and the federal government to conduct fundamental research on making all kinds of computer systems and applications - from humble desktop computers to air traffic control systems - more reliable, more secure, and more efficient.
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Moustafa Abdelbaky receives IBM PH.D. Fellowship Award
Moustafa AbdelBaky has received an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award. Citing the Award notification, this is a highly competitive award and recognizes the student as well as the quality of the student's institution.
Dr. Manish Parashar received an award of $300K from Department of Energy
Project: Combustion Exascale Co-Design Center (01/04/12-01/03/17)
Dr. Manish Parashar received an award of $200K from DOD-DAF-Air Force Research Laboratory
Project: Trusted Content and Context Aware Management and Processing of Managed Information Objects (09/23/11-09/22/13)
CAC Seminar: Adaptive Sampling Based on Deterministic Compressive Sensing using AUVs
Speakers: Baozhi Chen (CPS Lab, Rutgers University)
CAC Seminar: Trading Cloud Computing Resources
Speakers: Johannes Watzl (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich)
CAC Seminar: Bartering Resources in Social Clouds
Speakers: Dr. Magdalena Punceva (Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University)
CAC Seminar: Enabling Dynamic Task Execution for Complex Heterogeneous Simulations
Speakers: Ashley Zebrowski (Rutgers University)
CAC Seminar: In-situ Data Analysis for Large-scale Scientific Simulation
Speakers: Solomon Lasluisa, Fan Zhang (Rutgers University)
CAC Seminar: Autonomic Resource Provisioning in Mobile Grids
Speakers: Hari Viswanathan and Eun Kyung Lee (Rutgers University)
Dr. Shantenu Jha received an FRG of $24K from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development of Rutgers, December 2011
Project: Designing & Prototyping Standards-based Application Access to Clouds.
Drs. David Hill (Civil Eng. and also ECE Grad Faculty member) and Dario Pompili received an FRG of $48K the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development of Rutgers, December 2011
Project: Ubiquitous Rainfall Sensing Adaptive System for Urban Sustainability.
Drs. J. Walling and J. Jeon received a Faculty Research Grant of $45K from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development of Rutgers, December 2011
Project: Non-invasive Continuous Ocular Glucose Sensor.
CAC Seminar: Scheduling and Management of Data Intensive Application Workflows in a Cloud (10/19/2011)
Rutgers CAC welcomes Dr. Suraj Pandey, research fellow at The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia.
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 02:00 PM. Venue: Room 538, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ
CPS lab's research on resource provisioning in mobile grids features on International Science Grid this Week (isgtw), October 2011
Feature article published at http://www.isgtw.org/feature/research-report-fare-share-mobile-grid-computing
CAC Seminar on Friday 23 September 2011
Rutgers CAC is proud to announce a seminar consisting of three talks given by researchers associated with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, Maryland and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome, New York. The talks will address issues in computer security and software engineering strategies and techniques.
CAC Seminar: High Performance & Grid Computing at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (08/05/2011)
Speaker: Professor Dieter Kranzlmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Muenchen (LMU)
Date: Friday, August 05, 2011, 11:00 AM
Venue: Room 538, CoRE Bldg., Busch Campus - Piscataway, NJ
To view the seminar notice in pdf format click here.
New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology Project on "Autonomic Data Center Thermal Management" (July 2011)
The 2011 Governor's School of Engineering and Technology Research Symposium was held on Friday, July 22nd, 2011. Prof. Manish Parashar and Dr. Ivan Rodero from TASSL mentored a group of four of New Jersey's most talented and motivated high school students (Sarah Anne Coe, Eric Principato, Omar Rizwan and Katherine Ye) who developed the project "Autonomic Data Center Thermal Management". This project, which addresses one of the most important problems in the management of modern data centers, is part of the educational activities of the GreenHPC initiative (http://nsfcac.rutgers.edu/GreenHPC) at TASSL and CAC.
ORNL ADIOS Team Releases Version 1.3 of Adaptive Input/Output System (July 2011)
ADIOS 1.3 collaborators include researchers from TASSL.
Feature article published at HPC Wire
Autonomic computing (AC) denotes a broad area of scientific and engineering research on methods, architectures and technologies for the design, implementation, integration and evaluation of special and general-purpose computing systems, components and applications that are capable of autonomously achieving desired behaviors. AC systems aim to be self-managed in order to enable independent operation, minimize cost and risk, accommodate complexity and uncertainty or enable systems of systems with large numbers of components. Hence, system integration and automation of management are important areas of research whose contexts subsume other AC research topics. These might include, to varying degrees, self-organization, self-healing, self-optimization (e.g. for power or speed), self-protection and other so-called self-* behaviors. CAC research activities will advance several disciplines that impact the specification, design, engineering and integration of autonomic computing and information processing systems. They include design and evaluation methods, algorithms, architectures, information processing, software, mathematical foundations and benchmarks for autonomic systems. Solutions will be studied at different levels of both centralized and distributed systems, including the hardware, networks, storage, middleware, services and information layers. Collectively, the participating universities have research and education programs whose strengths cover the technical areas of the center. Within this broad scope, the specific research activities will vary over time as a reflection of center member needs and the evolution of the field of autonomic computing.
Benefits of Membership
CAC members are afforded access to leading-edge developments in autonomic computing and to knowledge accumulated by academic researchers and other industry partners. New members will join a growing list of founding members that currently includes BAE Systems, EWA Governemnt Systems, IBM, Intel, Merrill-Lynch, Microsoft, Motorola, Northrop-Grumman, NEC, Raytheon, Xerox, Avirtech, Citrix, Imaginestics, and ISCA Technologies. Benefits of membership include:
- Collaboration with faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and other center partners
- Choice of project topics to be funded by members' own contributions
- Formal periodic project reviews along with continuous informal interaction and timely access to reports, papers and intellectual property generated by the center
- Access to unique world-class equipment, facilities, and other CAC infrastructure
- Recruitment opportunities among excellent graduate students
- Leveraging of investments, projects and activities by all CAC members
- Spin-off initiatives leading to new partnerships, customers or teaming for competitive proposals to funded programs
Per NSF guidelines, industry and government contributions in the form of annual CAC memberships ($35K/year per regular membership), coupled with baseline funds from NSF and university matching funds, directly support the Center's expenses for personnel, equipment, travel, and supplies. Memberships provide funds to support the Center's graduate students on a one-to-one basis, and thus the size of the annual membership fee is directly proportional to the cost of supporting one graduate student, while NSF and university funds support various other costs of operation. Multiple annual memberships may be contributed by any organization wishing to support multiple students and/or projects. The initial operating budget for CAC is projected to be approximately $1.5M/year, including NSF and universities contributions, in an academic environment that is very cost effective. Thus, a single regular membership is an exceptional value. It represents less than 3% of the projected annual budget of the Center yet reaps the full benefit of Center activities, a research program that could be significantly more expensive in an industry or government facility.
Dr. Kristjan Haule
Dr. David Hill
Dr. Gabriel Kotliar
Dr. Hoang Pham
Post-docs, Research Associates and Visiting Scholars
Dr. Magdalena Punceva (Fulbright Scholar)
Jim Housell (System Admin)
Eun Kyung Lee