New cloud algorithms for more efficient computing


NEW cloud computing algorithms may make high performance computing networks cheaper and more energy efficient.

Professor Albert Zomaya, IT expert at the University of Sydney and director of High Performance Computing and Networking at the University's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, says computing needs to be more ecologically friendly.

Professor Zomaya will address next week's Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit and argue the need to move to more ecologically friendly practices of computing.

In that speech, he will reveal the development of new algorithms and tools for energy-aware resource management allocation for large-scale distributed systems, such as clouds, enabling these systems to become environmentally friendly.

According to Professor Zomaya, various solutions today have made a start in reducing computing energy consumption, such as server consolidation with virtualisation, and cloud computing.

“Cloud computing is converging technology. It's on-demand computing, self-organising. It is perhaps the most efficient method of using our computing energy resources,” Professor Zomaya said.

Distributed computing environments such as clusters, grids, clouds, have become the de facto platforms for many applications.

These systems bring a range of heterogeneous resources that should be able to function continuously and autonomously, but they can expend a lot of energy in operation and cooling. The new algorithm will help with that.