Keynote Lecture

44th International Conference on Parallel Processing

Beijing, China

September 2, 2015

"Resource Management in Cloud Computing Systems"

Speaker: Prof. Albert Y. Zomaya

Professor and Director, Centre for Distributed & High Performance Computing, School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Australia


The cloud is well known for its elasticity by leveraging abundant 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 an example of large-scale distributed processing applications including scientific workflows and MapReduce jobs.


ALBERT Y. ZOMAYA is the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing & Networking and Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow 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). He also serves as an associate editor for 22 leading journals and is the Founding Editor of the Wiley Book Series on Parallel and Distributed Computing.

Dr. Zomaya was the Chair the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (1999-2003) and currently serves on its executive committee. He is the Vice-Chair, IEEE Task Force on Computational Intelligence for Cloud Computing and serves on the advisory board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and the steering committee of the IEEE Technical Area in Green Computing.

Dr. Zomaya has delivered more than 150 keynote addresses, invited seminars, and media briefings and has been actively involved, in a variety of capacities, in the organization of more than 600 conferences.

Professor 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, IET (UK). Professor Zomaya's research interests are in the areas of parallel and distributed computing and complex systems.