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Call for Papers IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
 

Summary: Call for Papers
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
Special Issue on Power-Aware Parallel and Distributed Systems (PAPADS)
Energy is one of the most valuable and scarce resources available to humanity, a major portion of which is now
being consumed to power up computers and their accessories. In particular, high-performance parallel and
distributed systems, including data centers, supercomputers, clusters, real-time systems, embedded systems, and
networks consume not only considerably high power but also require extensive air-conditioning. The explosive
growth in the computing results in increased consumption of precious natural resources such as oil and coal. In the
worst case, this could lead to an Energy Crisis, a term that refers to some great bottleneck (or price rise) in the
supply of energy resources to an economy. Furthermore, conversion of these resources to electricity results in
carbon emissions that negatively impact the environment. Power-aware technologies will ultimately contribute to
lower cost, environmentally friendly parallel and distributed systems. Thus, we must consider power consumption as
a first-class resource and invent means to manage it autonomously along with performance, reliability, and security.
In power-aware parallel and distributed systems, considerable work is going on in power management at the
component, software, and system level, as well as on emerging power management standards for servers and
devices and operating systems. This special issue aims to consolidate such work.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Power-aware Software for PAPADS
Code profiling and transformation for power management
Power-aware middleware for PAPADS

  

Source: Afsahi, Ahmad - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University (Kingston)

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences