ESR5 – Live data center migration across multiple data centers – University of Göttingen

Project title: Live data center migration across multiple data centers
Host Institution: University of Göttingen, Germany
Host Department: Institute of Computer Science, Computer Networks Group
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Fu
Co-Supervisors: Dr. K.K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA), Prof. Dr. Dan Li (Tsinghua University, China)

The Institute of Computer Science at the University of Göttingen invites applications for the position of a Early Stage Researcher (ESR) fellowship (PhD position) within the CleanSky Initial Training Network (ITN), to be funded by the Marie Curie Actions of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.

The recruited ESR will conduct PhD studies at the University of Göttingen located in Göttingen, Germany, visit other nodes for secondments, and attend the training events of the network. The position is fully funded (100% employment) according to the Marie Curie programme, which offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions.

Project Description

In the cloud evolution process, VM migration may occur in geographically distributed data centers, which are connected via WAN links, and probably have different underlying topologies. Migration across multiple data centers will need to take account of the heterogeneity of cloud architectures and requirements, significant geographic separation and relatively low bandwidth and high latency of WAN links. Based on these considerations, new techniques for VM migration will be developed and utilized, also to support sources of renewable energy resources for data centers.

Applicant Profile

  • An excellent Master degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of computer networks and distributed systems
  • Ability and motivation to conduct high-quality research, including publishing the results in relevant venues
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • Good programming skills and knowledge of evaluation methods
  • Working experience in the area of cloud computing is advantageous
  • Very good communication skills (both written and oral) in English

PhD Programme

The selected applicant will conduct his/her PhD studies in the PhD programme in Computer Science (PCS) at the University of Göttingen. Applicants should inform themselves about the program.

Selection Procedure

The position will remain open until filled. The University of Göttingen is aiming to increase the ratio of women in those areas, where they are under-represented and explicitly invites applications from women. Severely handicapped applicants will be favoured in case of equal qualification.

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PDF versions of this call are available: [ English | German ]


This position is also listed in EURAXESS.

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