Managing the energy-related costs of computing operations has become a first order concern for many organizations. In this talk Luiz Barroso will outline some of the important energy cost and usage trends in datacenter operations, and describe a few of the key areas where there is significant potential for efficiency improvements.
Luiz André Barroso is a Distinguished Engineer at Google, where he has worked across several engineering areas, ranging from applications and software infrastructure to hardware design. Prior to Google he was a member of the Research Staff at Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporations, where his group did some of the pioneering work on computer architectures for commercial workloads. That work included the design of Piranha, a system based on an aggressive chip-multiprocessing, which helped inspire many of the multi-core CPUs that are now in the mainstream.
Luiz has a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro.
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