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Manish Parashar







Manish Parashar, Founding Director, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) and NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC), Rutgers University


Moving Beyond IT Outsourcing - Can Clouds Transform Science?


Cloud computing has emerged as a dominant paradigm that has been widely adopted by enterprises. Clouds provide on-demand access to computing utilities, an abstraction of unlimited computing resources, and support for on-demand scale up, scale down and scale out. Clouds are also rapidly joining high-performance computing system, clusters and Grids as viable platforms for scientific exploration and discovery. As a result, understanding application formulations and usage modes that are meaningful in such a hybrid infrastructure, and how application workflows can effectively utilize it, is critical. In this talk, I will l explore the role of clouds in science and engineering. I will also explore how science and engineering applications can benefit from clouds and how the cloud abstraction can lead to new paradigms and practices. This talk is based on research that is part of the CometCloud autonomic cloud-computing project at the NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center at Rutgers.


Manish Parashar is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. He is the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) and of the NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC). Manish received a BE degree from Bombay University, India and MS and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University. His research interests are in the broad area of parallel and distributed computing and include Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering, Autonomic Computing, and Power/Energy Management. A key focus of his research is on addressing the complexity or large-scale systems and applications through programming abstractions and systems. Manish serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a large number of journals and international conferences and workshops, and has deployed several software systems that are widely used. He has also received numerous awards and is Fellow of IEEE/IEEE Computer Society and Senior Member of ACM. For more information please visit