Karsten Schwan

Karsten Schwan

Professor and Director of the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems

Faculty Bio: http://www.scs.gatech.edu/people/karsten-schwan

High Performance Computing Area

Software and Systems

Research Areas

Systems; parallel and distributed systems; information security and cryptography; computing real-time, embedded systems, high performance and enterprise systems; middleware; operating systems; distributed computing; distributed operating systems; high-speed networks; and operating systems and software tools

Research Summary

Karsten Schwan's research work at Georgia Tech ranges from topics in operating and communication systems to middleware to parallel and distributed applications, focusing on information-intensive distributed applications in the enterprise domain (e.g., the operational information systems supporting large enterprises) and in the high performance domain (e.g., high performance I/O, remote data visualization, and online collaboration). Technical topics he is currently pursuing in these domains span: (1) scalable techniques for virtualizing and managing future multi-core and multi-machine platforms, (2) efficient methods for managing applications and services across multiple machines, including new techniques for runtime performance and behavior monitoring and understanding, (3) middleware for high performance data movement, addressing I/O in future petascale machines and QoS-sensitive data streaming in pervasive and wide area systems, and (4) experimentation with representative applications in the HPC, enterprise, and pervasive domains.