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4/14/09 - The Spring 2009 (PDF) edition of the CAC newsletter is available.

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The University of Florida , the University of Arizona and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey , have established a national research center for autonomic computing (CAC).

This center is funded by the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program of the National Science Foundation, CAC members from industry and government, and university matching funds.

What's New

Grants and Announcements - April 2009

Viraj Bhat received the prestigious 2009 Grid Award at Yahoo!. The Grid Award is an yearly award that is presented within Yahoo! for evangelizing Grid (Hadoop, Pig, Zookeeper) technologies, profiling and optimizing Map Reduce, Pig applications within Yahoo!, migrating various mission critical applications which have very strict SLA requirements to the Grid and development of various Grid tools to help users migrate to the Grid. Viraj completed his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. M. Parashar in Spring 2008 and joined Yahoo! in May 2008.

CAC @Rutgers part of multiple prestigious grants from NSF and DOE:

•  "Actively Managing Data Movement with Models - Taming High Performance Data Communications in Exascale Machines," NSF HECURA, 08/08 - 07/11.

•  "Computational Models for Evaluating Long Term CO2 Storage in Saline Aquifers,"  NSF CDI, 09/01/08 - 08/31/12 .

•  " Cross-layer Research on management of Virtualized Datacenters ," NSF I/UCRC Supplement, 08/08 - 12/09.

•  "Development of Next Generation Collaborative Underwater Robotic Instrument," NSF MRI, 07/08 - 06/11.

•  "Center for Plasma Edge Simulation," DoE SciDAC FSP, 01/09 - 12/11.

CAC@Rutgers senior graduate student Andres Quiroz is co-chair of the Ph.D. Forum at the 6 th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2009) (Barcelona, Spain, June 2009) .

CAC@Rutgers director is appointed visiting research e-Science Institute, Edinburgh, UK to investigated the role of autonomics in e-science and engineering.

CAC@Rutgers director present a seminar on the role of autonomics "Enabling Science on Emerging Computational Ecosystems," at the Office of Cyberinfrastructure of the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA.

CAC@Rutgers director presents invited talks on "Autonomic Computing Engines for Clouds (and Grids)" at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, Xerox Research Laboratories in Webster, New York, and IBM India Research Laboratories in New Delhi, India.

CAC@Rutgers director is general co-chair for the 16 th P International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC 2009), Kochi, India, December 2009.

CAC@Rutgers director is program co-chair for the 6 th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2009) (Barcelona, Spain, June 2009) , the International Conference on Grid computing, high-performAnce and Distributed Applications (GADA'09) (Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, November 2009) and the Autonomic Computational Science Track of the 11th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2009) (Lyon, France, November 2009).

CAC@Rutgers director presents keynotes, tutorials on Autonomic Computing:

"Autonomics for Grid Systems and Applications: Addressing Grid Complexity through Self-Management," keynote address at CoreGRID Symposium, Euro-Par 2008, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Island, Spain, August 2008.

"Autonomics for Cloud Systems and Applications," keynote address at the Sixteenth International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication (ADCOM 2008), Chennai, India, December 2008.

"Autonomic Grid Computing," tutorial (with O. F. Rana, Cardiff University) at the 2nd International Conference on Self-adaptive and Self-organizing Systems (SASO 2008), Venice, Italy, October 2008.

Selected Recent Publications

Journal Publications

"ASGrid: Autonomic Management of Hybrid Sensor Grid Systems and Applications," X. Li, X. Liu, H. Zhao, H. Zhao, N. Jiang, M. Parashar, International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet), InderScience Publishers, 2009.

"Robust Clustering Analysis for the Management of Self-Monitoring Distributed Systems ," A. Quiroz*, N. Gnanasambandam, M. Parashar, and N. Sharma , Cluster Computing: The Journal of Networks, Software Tools, and Applications, Special Issue on Autonomic Computing , Kluwer Academic Publishers, (DOI:10.1007/s10586-008-0068-5), Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 73-85, 2009.

Books

"Autonomic Communication," A. V. Vasilakos, M. Parashar, S. Karnouskos, W. Pedrycz, Spring Science-Business Media, estimated publication, August 2009.

"Advanced Computational Infrastructures for Parallel and Distributed Applications," M. Parashar, S. Chandra, X. Li, John Wiley and Sons, estimated publication in May 2009.

Book Chapters

"High Throughput Data Movement," S. Klasky et al, "Scientific Data Management: Challenges, Existing Technologies, and Deployment," Editors: A. Shoshani and D. Rotem, Chapman and Hall, ISBN 9781420069808, 2009.

"Shared Memory Multiprocessors," L. Zhang* and M. Parashar, in "Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering," Editor: B. Wah, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. , ISBN: 978-0-471-38393-2, Volume 4, pp. 2522-2534, January 2009.

"Pervasive Grids: Challenges and Opportunities," M. Parashar and J-M Pierson, "Handbook of Research on Scalable Computing Technologies," Editors: K Li, C Hsu, Laurence T Yang, J. Dongarra and H Zima, Information Science Reference, IGI Global, ISBN: 978-1-60566-661-7, 2009.

Conference/Workshop Publications

" Investigating Autonomic Behaviors in Grid-Based Computational Science Applications ," S. Jha, M. Parashar and O. Rana, Grid Meets Autonomic Computing Workshop (GMAC '09), Proceedings of the 6 th International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication , Barcelona, Spain, June 2009.

"Solving Sparse Linear Systems on NVIDIA Tesla GPUs," M. Wang, H. Klie, M. Parashar and H. Sudan, Proceeding of the Workshop on Using Emerging Parallel Architectures for Computational Science , in conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2009), Springer Verlag, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May, 2009.

"Enabling End-to-end Data-driven Sensor-based Scientific and Engineering Applications," N. Jiang, M. Parashar, Proceeding of the Workshop on Dynamic Data-Driven Application Systems (DDDAS '09) , in conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2009), Springer Verlag, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May, 2009.

" Advanced Risk Analytics on the Cell Broadband Engine," C. Docan, M. Parashar and C. Marty, 2 nd International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing in Finance (PDCoF), in conjunction with the 23 rd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2009), Rome, Italy, IEEE Computer Society Press, May 2009.

"Enabling Autonomic Power-Aware Management of Instrumented Data Centers ," N. Jiang and M. Parashar, 5 th Workshop on High-Performance, Power-Aware Computing (HPPAC 2009) , in conjunction with the 23 rd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2009), Rome, Italy, IEEE Computer Society Press, May 2009.

"Online Risk Analytics on the Cloud," H. Kim, S. Chaudhari, M. Parashar and C. Marty, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Cloud Computing (Cloud 2009), in conjunction with 9 th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing (CCGrid 2009), Shanghai, China, IEEE Computer Society Press, May 2009.

"In-network Data Estimation Mechanisms for Sensor-driven Scientific Applications," N. Jiang* and M. Parashar, Proceedings of the 15 th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC 2008), Bangalore, India, Editors: P. Sadayappan, M. Parashar, R. Badrinath, and V.K. Prasanna, LNCS, Vol. 5374, Springer-Verlag, December 2008. (Acceptance <15%).

New Keynotes/Tutorials

  • "Autonomics for Cloud Systems and Applications," keynote address at the Sixteenth International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication (ADCOM 2008), Chennai, India, December 2008.
  • "Autonomic Grid Computing," tutorial (with O. F. Rana, Cardiff University) at the 2nd International Conference on Self-adaptive and Self-organizing Systems (SASO 2008), Venice, Italy, October 2008.

The Rutgers Green Computing Initiative

This research initiative will explore conceptual and technological research opportunities necessary to realize green computing and fundamentally address the challenges such as energy conservation, resources efficiency, and autonomic management and control through technologies such as virtualization, autonomic/self management, thermal and power awareness. See http://nsfcac.rutgers.edu/greencomputing/ for futher information.

CAC Meeting

The Fall 2008 CAC meeting was held at the Biosphere 2, hosted by the University of Arizona site, on November 5-6 2008.

CAC Announcement from NSF

New IUCRC in Autonomic Computing Attracts Industry Interest
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=111148&org=IIP&from=news

Misc. Articles in the Press

Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC)
http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/9212

NEC Laboratories America, Inc. To Collaborate With National Science Foundation Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080424006197&newsLang=en

Universities Choose Microsoft High-Performance Computing to Advance Innovative Research
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/jun08/06-11HPCResearchPR.mspx
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/universities-choose-microsoft-high-performance-computing-to-advance-innovative-research,428574.shtml http://7thspace.com/headlines/284207/universities_choose_microsoft_high_performance_computing_to_advance_innovative_research.html
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=67728

Microsoft Edges Further Into HPC
http://rcpmag.com/news/article.aspx?editorialsid=9958

New Grants

"Center for Plasma Edge Simulation," DoE SciDAC FSP, 01/09 - 12/11.

"Actively Managing Data Movement with Models - Taming High Performance Data Communications in Exascale Machines," NSF HECURA, 08/08 - 07/11.

"Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center," NSF I/UCRC Supplement, 08/08 - 12/09.

"Development of Next Generation Collaborative Underwater Robotic Instrument," NSF MRI, 07/08 - 06/11.

"REU Supplement: Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center," Principal Investigator, NSF I/UCRC, 05/08.

"Computational Models for Evaluating Long Term CO2 Storage in Saline Aquifers,"  NSF CDI, 09/01/08 - 08/31/12 .

Awards

IBM Faculty Award awarded to Professor Manish Parashar, Director NSF CAC at Rutgers for research on autonomic data extraction, streaming and in-transit data manipulation.

Professor Manish Parashar appointed as visiting researcher at the e-Science Institute, Edinburgh, UK, 2008 - 2009.

Professor Manish Parashar appointed as visiting faculty at the Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Images et Systemes d'information (LIRIS), Lyon France, 2008 - 2009.

Keynotes/Presentations

"Autonomics for Grid Systems and Applications: Addressing Grid Complexity through Self-Management," CoreGRID Symposium, in conjunction with Euro-Par 2008, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Island, Spain, August 2008. http://www.coregrid.net/mambo/content/view/581/413/

"Autonomics for Grid Systems and Applications," 3 rd Workshop on the Use of P2P, GRID and Agents for the Development of Content Networks (UPGRADE-CN'08), in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC), Boston, MA, USA, June 2008.

"Autonomics for Data/Information-Driven Science and Engineering," Invited Seminar, Department of Computer Science, Florida International University, Miami, FL, April, 2008.

"Autonomics for Computational Science & Engineering," Invited Presentation, Distributed Programming Abstractions Workshop, Mardi Gras Conference 2008, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, January, 2008.