UW CSE’s Magda Balazinska has been selected as one of 59 professors to receive a 2009 HP Labs Innovative Research Award. Her research, entitled “Data Intensive Scalable Computing (DISC) as a Cloud Service,” will investigate some of the challenges behind offering MapReduce and similar data intensive scalable computing (DISC) systems as a cloud service. These challenges include (1) running DISC systems in highly dynamic environments with virtualized resources and competing workloads and also (2) performing data intensive computations that span multiple data centers.
HP reviewed nearly 300 proposals from more than 140 universities in 29 countries on a range of topics within the eight high-impact research themes at HP Labs. More details about the HP Labs Innovation Research Program and worldwide award recipients are available here. Press release located here.