ESR7 – Transforming enterprise data centers by consolidation – 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: Prof. Dr. Dan Li (Tsinghua University, China), Dr. K.K. Ramakrishnan (University of California, Riverside, USA)

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

For energy saving among multiple data centers, the prevalent approach is to periodically consolidate the IT infrastructure to a smaller number of locations, and mostly through manual determination of an IT transformation plan by using simple rules of thumb. This project will develop an automatic consolidation algorithm which accounts for various aspects of data centers, including energy, costs and resource utilization.

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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This position is also listed in EURAXESS.

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