Thursday, October 28, 2004
Noon - 1 pm
Hamerschlag Hall D-210
Secure Remote Computing Services
Advances in network speed and ubiquity have created the conditions for
building a secure remote computing service (SRCS) to address the
security and management problems with today's IT infrastructure.
SRCS moves all application logic and data from insecure end-user
devices, which attackers can easily corrupt, steal and destroy, to
autonomic server farms in physically secure, remote data centers that
can rapidly adapt to computing demands especially in times of crisis.
Users can then access their computing state from anywhere, anytime,
using simple, stateless Internet-enabled devices. In this talk, I
will describe technologies and results in three key areas essential
for building SRCS: wide-area remote display mechanisms for delivering
display content to users, server resource management mechanisms for
ensuring desired quality of service levels for users, and transparent
migration mechanisms for enabling fault-resilience, load balancing,
and high availability for SRCS application services.
Jason Nieh is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia
University and Director of the Network Computing Laboratory. He is
also the technical adviser for nine States on the Microsoft Antitrust
Settlement. His current research interests include operating systems,
thin-client computing, web and multimedia systems, and performance
evaluation. Nieh is the recipient of the 2004 Sigma Xi Young
Investigator Award, the 2004 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award from
the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association, a National Science
Foundation CAREER Award, a Department of Energy Early Career Award, an
IBM Faculty Award, and two IBM Shared University Research Awards. He
earned his B.S. from MIT and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford
University, all in Electrical Engineering.
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