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DateFriday, April 16, 2010
Time2:00 pm
LocationGS 906
DetailsCommittee members:
Chris Gniady
John Hartman
Beichuan Zhang
Kobus Barnard
SpeakerIgor Crk
TitlePhD Final Defense
AffiliationComputer Science Department

Context-Aware Resource Management

Abstract: The demand for performance and resources that is placed on the system is largely dictated by user interactions in interactive environments. Understanding user interactions can provide valuable information about which resources will be needed ahead of time, leading to performance optimizations like resource allocations for applications that can utilize a given resource more efficiently, and transitioning devices to a more appropriate energy performance state before the demand arrives. This work addresses the challenge of designing energy efficient systems by examining the role of user interaction in scheduling resources to adequately accommodate user demand. It is shown that system performance can be tailored to a user's pattern of interaction, resulting in applications ranging from reducing interaction time, reducing delays associated with hard disk energy management, and managing energy in wireless network cards.