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Alexandru IOSUP
MagnaData: Massivizing Datacenter Scheduling to Bring All Data Services to All People (project proposal)
Parallel and Distributed Systems
EWI PDS A.IosupMagnaData
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  MagnaData: Massivizing Datacenter Scheduling to Bring All Data Services to All People [SUBMITTED]
  Long Summary (300 words)
 

Datacenters support our Digital Economy. They host the global cloud market (?84bn. by 2017), including many simple data services we take for granted, like storage (Dropbox). To be efficient, datacenters use smart resource management, in particular scheduling (RM&S). Many traditional scheduling techniques work well for simple data services, but only few do so when multiple simple data-services are combined into single, complex data services. Even for these few good schedulers, configuration requires significant cost and expertise. Consequently, only organizations with royal budgets and expert human resources can deploy complex, datacenter-based data services (CDDS).

In MagnaData, I aim to develop flexible and efficient (massivizing) RM&S techniques for CDDS. Inspired by Magna Charta (1215), which led to royal rights being brought to masses, I envision MagnaData as the first step in a long-term research line enabling "all data services for all people".

MagnaData promises three fundamental research contributions, none of which has been explored before for CDDS. First, leveraging social relationships to increase efficiency. After creating new knowledge about (implicit) social relationships and how they impact usage, MagnaData will develop the first socially aware RM&S for CDDS. Second, enabling CDDS to change per-component their performance and availability requirements. MagnaData will enable programmatic requirement changes, then use this in novel RM&S techniques. Third, enabling self-aware selection of datacenter-schedulers, currently done by human experts. MagnaData will develop the first portfolio scheduler for CDDS, which will also incorporate the other contributions as building-blocks.

I will combine fundamental and experimental research. Using my unique background and inspired by four broad application-domains (learning, industry, academia, and governance), I will create a MagnaData prototype-embedded in Apache Hadoop and Google Kubernetes data-service ecosystems, tested in real datacenters, and demonstrated for the application-domains. MagnaData will achieve substantial impact through competitive publications, open-source software and open-access data, and diverse project-stakeholders.

  Short Summary (50 words)
 

Datacenters are factories producing (hosting) data services for our Digital Economy. MagnaData will develop groundbreaking resource management and scheduling techniques. These techniques help engineers manage increasingly larger datacenters, and address how social and sophisticated customers use data services. This makes datacenters much more flexible and efficient, and improves customer experience.


Timeline:

[01-10-2015] Submitted proposal.
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  Letters of Support from the User Advisory Board
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A. Representatives of Dutch Education, Science, and Business users
  1. Prof.dr.ir. Rob Fastenau, Dean EEMCS/Online and Open Education (Extension School) at TUD, TU Delft, the Netherlands ---representative of the Dutch Education user-group. Top-20 technical university in the world, with over 600,000 students enlisted in the Extension School.
  2. Prof.dr.ir. Geert-Jan Houben, Scientific Director Delft Data Science, the Netherlands ---representative of Data Science community.
  3. Boaz Leupe, CEO/Co-founder, and Florian Schneider, COO/Co-founder, Nerdalize ---representative of the Dutch Business user-group. Innovative Dutch micro-datacenter operator.
  4. Dr. Rob van Nieuwpoort, Director e-Science Technology, the Netherlands e-Science Center ---representative of the Dutch Science user-group.
  5. Dr. Hans Tonino, Education Director, TU Delft EEMCS ---representative of the Dutch Education user-group. Top-20 technical university in the world, faculty with over 300 1st-year students.
  6. Dr. Mike Wessling, CTO, ASP4ALL Bitbrains IT Services ---representative of the Dutch Business user-group. Major Dutch datacenter operator.
B. Representatives of international Education, Science, and Business users
  1. Dr. Hassan Chafi and Dr. Tim Harris, Oracle ---representative of the international Business user-group. Major global datacenter operator (Top-10 cloud provider in Europe, according to IDC 2014 report.)
  2. Dr. Walfredo Cirne, Software Engineer, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA ---representative of the international Business user-group. Major global datacenter operator (Top-10 cloud provider in Europe, according to IDC 2014 report.)
  3. Dr. Jason Ding, Senior Director of Performance Engineering, Salesforce.com, SF, CA, USA ---representative of the international Business user-group. Major global cloud-services operator (#1 cloud provider in Europe, according to IDC 2014 report.)
  4. Prof.dr.ir. Samuel Kounev, Chair SPEC Research Group and Professor at U. Wuertzburg, Germany ---representative of the international Business user-group. International benchmarking organization with thousands of members worldwide.
  5. Dr. Kai Sachs, Cloud Technology and Principal Healthcare Expert, SAP, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. ---representative of the international Business user-group. Major global cloud operations (Top-10 cloud provider in Europe, #1 European cloud provider, according to IDC 2014 report.)
  6. Dr. Seetharami Seelam, Cloud Technologies, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, NY, USA ---representative of the international Business user-group. Major global datacenter operator (Top-10 cloud provider in Europe, according to IDC 2014 report.)
  7. Dr. Ted Willke, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR, USA ---representative of the international Business user-group. Major producer of hardware for datacenters.
  8. Prof.dr. Ramin Yahyapour, Director GWDG, Germany ---representative of the international Science user-group. Public datacenter supporting Nobel-prize-level research in Germany.
C. Academic members of the User Advisory Board
  1. Prof.dr.ir. Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands ---representative of the Dutch academia in the field of resource management and scheduling.
  2. Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ewa Deelman, ISI/USC, CA, USA ---representative of the international academia in the field of resource management and scheduling.

 
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Curriculum Vitae of Alexandru Iosup
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Short version, general: 2 pages, no references, selected facts, limited amount of information for each category short CV Alexandru Iosup (updated August 20, 2015) click to download (250KB), last update July, 2015
Unabridged version: 36 pages, many facts, detailed information for each category, references long CV Alexandru Iosup (updated August 20, 2015) click to download (2.75MB), last update July, 2015

 
 

 

       

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