Distinguished Lecture

On Warehouse-Scale Computers

Luiz Barroso

Monday, March 16, 2009
4:30pm - 5:30pm
1690 Beyster Bldg.

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Reception is scheduled from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the alcove on the third floor located within the Computer Science and Engineering Building.

About the Event

The popularity of Internet-based applications is bringing increased attention to server-side computing, and in particular to the design of the large-scale computing systems that support successful service-based products. In this talk I will cover some of the issues involved in designing and programming this emerging class of very large (warehouse-scale) computing systems. I will also discuss the energy efficiency challenges in this space, including what makes data centers different from laptops.


Luiz André Barroso is a Distinguished Engineer at Google. His interests range from distributed system software infrastructure to the design of Google's computing platform. Prior to Google, Luiz was a member of the research staff at Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq, where his group did some of the pioneering work on multi-core architectures. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Additional Information

Contact: Lai Tutt

Phone: 764-8504

Email: ltutt@umich.edu

Sponsor(s): Computer Science & Engineering

Open to: Public

Video: http://inst-tech.engin.umich.edu/media/index.php?sk=cse-dls-08&id=4903