Umeå University has 31500 students and 4 300 employees and is the largest university in the northern half of Sweden. The distributed systems research group at the Department of Computing Science conducts research on a broad range of topics relating to cloud resource management, including capacity autoscaling (elasticity), scheduling, differentiated QoS, decentralized resource management, datacentre energy management, distributed monitoring and accounting, holistic management, cloud architecture design, workload modelling, application and infrastructure analytics, resource overbooking, and various enabling technologies such as live VM migration and re-contextualization.
The UmU distributed systems research group has extensive experience in cloud and data center resource management and has participated in and led the technical work of several European and national research projects. Their expertise in resource management, analytics, and optimization techniques are well mapped to the core research agenda of the project and will, in combination with broad cloud domain knowledge, be very valuable to both the research and the exploitation efforts of the project.
The UmU research team will lead or participate in most of the project’s application and infrastructure modelling efforts, as well as contribute to the application placement optimization work. UmU will contribute scientific expertise in distributed systems, architectural modelling, statistical and machine learning, as well as optimization techniques.