New Updates and Hot Topics for 2016 January 15, 2016Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in Cloud Computing, CLOUDS Lab News, Grid Computing, Uncategorized.
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Let me first, wish you and your family members a happy, peaceful, and spiritually progressive new year 2016.
Let me briefly share new updates from our side especially those happened in Dec. month:
1. In Dec. month, I visited Cyprus and presented a seminar
“New Innovations in Cloud Computing for Big Data Applications”
in University of Cyprus. You can access a video of talk:
2. In Dec., I also visited Iran and presented a keynote for “National Conference on Strategies for Development of Content Distribution Networks”. If you like to browse slides, please download:
3. “A blueprint for greener cloud computing” written by Kristen Michelle Goodgam (a Journalist and colleague in Melbourne University) after interviewing me. It aims at broader audience. So, I am expecting everyone to understand it easily. Give it a try:
4. I recently mange to compile all our publications for 2015. You can
access them from: http://cloudbus.org/publications-years.html
5. The topics that continue to be popular in 2016 are:
– Internet of Things
– Big Data
– Cloud Computing
(as many innovative applications are delivered through Clouds)
– Now “Fog Computing” is slowly getting popular. We recently wrote a
book chapter on it (to be published in “Internet of Things: Principles
and Paradigm” book by Elsevier/MKP. You can access early version from:
The IEEE Computer Society has unveiled its Top 9 Technology Trends for
2016. You can access them from:
Good news is that many them have commonality with ones I noted above and
also some of them are topic of CLOUDS Lab 2015 publications.
A blueprint for greener cloud computing January 15, 2016Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in Cloud Computing, CLOUDS Lab News, Uncategorized.
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This article is actually written by Kristen Michelle Goodgam (a Journalist and colleague in Melbourne University) after interviewing me. It aims at broader audience. So, we am expecting all everyone to understand it easily. Give it a try:
The Cloudbus Project to Release CloudSim Toolkit 2.0 May 27, 2010Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in CLOUDS Lab News, Uncategorized.
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The CLOUDS Lab and its flagship Cloudbus Project at The University of
Melbourne, Australia along with collaborators from Pontifical Catholic
University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil is pleased to announce
the release of the new version of its Cloud simulation software, the
One year has passed since CloudSim 1.0 was released. Since then, Cloud
computing has gained more visibility, and a plenty of new projects, both
in academia and in the industry, emerged. To help developers of such
projects to evaluate new strategies and ideas before actual development,
CloudSim 2.0 offers support for model and simulation of hot topics in
Cloud Computing, including green/power-aware Cloud Computing and
federated Cloud Computing.
At the same time new features were added, major improvements in
simulation core allowed enhanced scalability and performance of
simulations and insertion and removal of simulation entities
during simulation execution. It increases considerably scenarios that
may be addressed in simulations, what we hope will contribute to a wider
adoption of the tool by the research ommunity.
These improvements were possible due to extensive support from the Cloud
Computing research community around the world, which used CloudSim,
appointed bugs, and provided us feedback on new features they would like
to have in future versions the toolkit. Community is invited to
keep contribution to CloudSim.
As in its previous version, all components developed as part of the
CloudSim Toolkit are released as “open source” under the GPL license to
encourage innovation and pass full freedom to our users.
To download the CloudSim software, please visit the Cloudbus Project web
The CloudSim Team
Melbourne, May 2010
CCGrid 2010 Invitation + CLOUDS Lab News April 25, 2010Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in Cloud Computing, CLOUDS Lab News, Manjrasoft News, Uncategorized.
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Let me share upcoming CLOUDS hosted events and recent highlights:
1. As you know our CLOUDS Lab is hosting CCGrid 2010:
The 10th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid
Computing (CCGrid 2010)
in Melbourne from May 17-20, 2010. On behalf of CLOUDS Lab and the
entire organising committee, I would like to invite you to participate
in in this 10th anniversary conference. CCGrid 2010 offers outstanding
technical program featuring keynote talks, tutorials, workshops,
mini-symposiums, posters sessions, IEEE SCALE competition, and research
demos. This year program as a special focus on Cloud Computing.
Highlights of the conference can be found in the attached Call for
Participation. Please share it with your friends, students, colleagues;
and encourage them to participate in CCGrid 2010.
2. In the area of Cloud Computing, recently CLOUDS lab member have
published many papers. They include:
AINA 2010 Papers:
* CloudAnalyst: A CloudSim-based Visual Modeller for Analysing Cloud
Computing Environments and Applications
* Minimizing Execution Cost when using Globally Distributed Cloud Services
* A Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)-based Heuristic for Scheduling
Workflow Applications in Cloud Computing Environments,
3. One of our AINA 2010 papers has received the Best Paper Award.
Details at: http://www.cloudbus.org/news/BestPaperAward-AINA2010.txt
4. Manjrasoft, spin-off company of the the University of Melbourne
commercialising CLOUDS Lab’s research and innovation, has been
attracting interesting users for its Aneka technology. For details,
check out “Economic Times of India” article on “Clearing hurdles with
cloud computing” appeared on Feb 8, 2010. A copy of which can be found
With this brief note, once again, I like to invite all of you attend
CCGrid 2010. I look forward to see you all in Melbourne!
C A L L F O R P A R T I C I P A T I O N
The 10th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on
Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2010)
May 17-20, 2010, Melbourne, Australia
IEEE Computer Society / Technical Committee on Scalable Computing
ACM (Association of Computing Machinery)
* Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory,
The University of Melbourne, Australia
* ISSNIP: ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors,
Sensor Networks and Information Processing
* Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
* NSF Center for Autonomic Computing
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA
In 2010, CCGrid will return to Australia, to Melbourne, to celebrate its
10th anniversary. CCGrid 2010 will have a special focus on three
important and immediate issues that are significantly influencing all
aspects of Cluster, Cloud and Grid computing: Economics, Environment and
CCGrid 210 HIGHLIGHTS:
* CCGrid 2010 celebrates its 10th anniversary in Melbourne, Australia.
* CCGrid 2010 has accepted 51 full papers from an exceptionally strong
field of 219 reviewed full paper submissions, resulting in an acceptance
rate of ~23%.
* Hosts 8 workshops/mini-symposiums on HOT topics such as MultiCore
Clusters, Clouds for Business Applications, GPU Clusters, Innovative
Scientific/Medial Applications, and a Doctoral Symposium.
* Hosts 3rd IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge (SCALE 2010)
* Hosts Plenary Session dedicated for Poster Exhibit and Research Demos
1. IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing Lecture:
Title: Enabling the Next Generation of Scalable Clusters
By: Professor William D. Gropp
Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
2.Title: Sky Computing: When Multiple Clouds Become One
By: Professor José A.B. Fortes
BellSouth Eminent Scholar and Director, NSF Center for Autonomic
Computing, The University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
The CCGrid 2010 conference will be held at The Langham – Melbourne
The hotel is situated on the banks of the Yarra River offering views of
the Melbourne city skyline, amid Southbank’s al fresco cafes,
restaurants, bars and boutiques, and a short stroll from Federation
Square, the Arts Centre and the Botanical Gardens. For further details,
please visit: http://www.manjrasoft.com/ccgrid2010/ccgrid2010venue.html
Keynote Talk on “Market-Oriented Cloud Computing” May 25, 2009Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in Uncategorized.
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I had an honour of presenting a Keynote Talk on “Market-Oriented Cloud Computing” at the 9th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2009, 18-21 May 2009) in Shanghai, China (as a recipient of the “2009 IEEE Medal of Excellence in Scalable Computing”). I have just put slides of my presentation online as many colleagues have asked for a copy. I thought some of you may also be interested in browsing them, which are available for download from:
If you have comments or suggestions on improving them, please email me directly.
New Directions in Grid Computing: 2007 and Beyond April 22, 2007Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in CLOUDS Lab News, Grid Computing, Uncategorized.
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I would like to share some updates on Grid computing area and new
activities initiated within GRIDS Lab/Gridbus Project at Melbourne.
1. In the recent past, world-wide several efforts have been initiated
to enhance grid computing with capabilities that support Quality of
Services, service level agreements (SLA), utility-oriented allocation of
Grid resources to SLA dynamically. Even European Union has put together a report on “Service-Oriented Knowledge Utility (SOKU): Vision and Research Directions 2010 and Beyond” clearly signaling their intension to support research around it as these are fundamental for wide-scale adoption of Grid computing in enterprise applications.
2. Fortunately, this area has been key focus on our Gridbus Project
since its initiation in 2002. I happen to present a keynote talk at 14th
International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications in which I have shared key outcomes of Gridbus project. The title of my
talk was “Gridbus Middleware for Utility Grids: Building Autonomic and
Market-Oriented Global Grids for Delivering IT Services as the 5th
Utility”. Those of you who have not attended this conference, you may
may want to walk through my slides:
3. Gridbus Project is going to continue push heavily in this space as we
have secured funds for Australian Research Council (ARC) and Australian
Department of Science, Education and Training (DEST). Details on these
two projects are included below.
GRIDS Lab/Gridbus’s New Projects from 2007-2009
Discovery Project: funded by Australian Research Council
QoS-based Scheduling of e-Research Application Workflows on Global Grids
The emerging e-Research paradigm enables researchers from different
disciplines and organisations to engage in collaborative scientific
investigation. They need to share geographically distributed resources
owned by different organisations. e-Research applications need to
negotiate with resource providers for guarantees on access time,
duration and level of quality of service (QoS). To meet these
requirements, this project aims to develop technologies that support (a)
QoS-based scheduling of e-Research application workflows on distributed
resources, (b) mechanisms for negotiating service level agreements (SLA) with resource providers, and (c) a system that supports SLA-based
allocation and management of resources.
International Science Linkage Project: funded by Australian Department
of Science, Education and Training
The Utility Grid Project: Autonomic and Utility-Oriented Global Grids
for Powering Emerging e-Research Applications.
Grid computing is emerging as an enabler for the creation of global
Cyberinfrastructure for e-Research applications and is recognised as one
of the top five emerging technologies that will have a major impact on
the quality of science and society over the next 20 years. This project
will link Australian researchers with international researchers through
two EU FP6 projects: CoreGrid and CatNets. The project is aimed at
enhancing the scope and depth of Australian R&D in Grid computing and
e-Research; establishing linkages to enable the leveraging of the
capabilities and resources of both Australian and international
partners; and developing grid technologies that improve agility and
utility of national and international Cyberinfrastructure powering
BTW, if you are still wondering about “e-Research” word, it is an
Australian term for “e-Science” or Grid applications.
4. In addition to the above two projects, GRIDS Lab has has expanded its
research areas such as (a) Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and (2)
InterGrid – Overlay Networks for Peering between Islands of Grids.
Please check out our websites for:
These are large initiatives and should present significant opportunity
for creating new collaborative projects with international colleagues.
If any of you are interested in exploring these topics or have already
been exploring and wants to collaborate with us, please let me know.
Melbourne Model and Professional Qualification April 22, 2007Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in Uncategorized.
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Melbourne Model and Professional Qualification
The University of Melbourne has launched a new initiative, called Melbourne Model, that reforms education in Australia. These reforms are designed to create an outstanding and distinctive Melbourne Experience for all students. In moving to the new model, the University is responding to the challenges of today’s changing environment as well as aligning itself with the best of European and Asian practice and North American traditions.
Under Melbourne Model, it is expected that (most) students will first study a broader undergraduate program (3 years) followed by a Professional Masters (2 year) program. For more details, please visit http://www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/courses/melbmodel/
The existing Masters by coursework programs such as “Master of Engineering in Distributed Computing” will continue to be offered.
Of course, research high degree programs such as Masters by Research and PhD will continue to be offered with high distinction.