Department of Information Technology

Towards Real-Time Cloud Computing

Chenyang Lu, Washington University in St. Louis

Date and Time
Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 14:15.

Polacksbacken, ITC, room 1211.

Recent years have witnessed increasing demand for real-time cloud services to support Internet of Things and other time-critical applications. However, existing virtualization and cloud technologies cannot provide latency guarantees due to the lack of real-time support across the software stack. This talk will introduce our effort to bring real-time performance to cloud computing through three thrusts: (1) RT-Xen, a real-time virtual machine scheduling framework incorporated in the Xen hypervisor; (2) VATC, a virtualization-aware traffic control system for real-time network I/O in virtualized hosts; and (3) RT-OpenStack, a cloud CPU resource manager that provides real-time performance guarantees to virtual machines, while allowing non-real-time virtual machines to fully utilize remaining CPU resources. This project represents promising steps toward a real-time cloud infrastructure for Internet of Things and time-critical applications.

Chenyang Lu is the Fullgraf Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include real-time systems, wireless sensor networks, cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things. He is Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Area Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal and Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems and Real-Time Systems Journal. He also chaired premier conferences such as IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) and ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys). He is the author and co-author of over 150 research papers with over 16,000 citations and an h-index of 56. He received the Ph.D. degree from University of Virginia in 2001, the M.S. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997, and the B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 1995. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

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