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Sustainability Research Presentation
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 10:00am to Friday, April 13, 2007 - 11:30am

We invite you to attend Dr. Karen Karavanic's presentation of her research entitled "Sustainability and Big Iron: Scalable Performance Analysis for Power-Aware Computer Clusters" on Friday, April 13th at 10:00 am in Smith Center, Room 323. Karen received one of four research awards made last year from the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices (CSP2) to further sustainability scholarship at PSU.

The following is a brief description of her research:

"Recent developments in computer hardware and software have resulted in several important technologies designed to reduce the power consumption of computer servers and workstations. Research continues to develop systems that throttle back the processor in times of lower demand, with a resulting savings in total energy consumption that can be significant. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, has stated 'data centers can consume as much electricity as a city.' The goal of this project is to develop new algorithms for analyzing the performance of large-scale sequential and parallel applications in dynamic power environments."

We hope you will be able to join us for Karen's seminar. Please feel free to share this announcement with other faculty and students who may be interested in attending. Please contact Elizabeth Minor at if you have questions about the sustainability seminar series.