Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

Distributed Systems Unplugged: Sustainability & Energy Efficiency at the Edge

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Cool cyber-physical, smart city and edge computing products are ready to blow up consumer and B2B markets, but power and energy consumption get in the way. It is critical to design and program these products for sustainability and energy efficiency. These metrics should affect the user interface, data schemas, operating systems and processor architecture. This panel will ask participants to think outside of the box. How can we optimize for energy efficiency and sustainability across the lifetime of product? How can break tradition that focuses on just 1 aspect of computer systems at a time (e.g., OS vs networking vs user interface) and encourage holitistic thinking.

Christopher Stewart, The Ohio State University

Frank Brooks, GE
Dorian Arnold, Emory University
Dilma Da Silva, Texas A&M University
Beth Trushkowski, Harvey Mudd College