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Location: 465 Soda Hall
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

LoCal (A Network Architecture for Localized Electrical Energy Reduction, Generation and Sharing)
investigates Information Age approaches for managing society's most limited resource: energy.

The world's electric grids are an engineering wonder of last century's physical age, each with a vast geographic reach, epitomized by a highly centralized, synchronized, and reliable distribution tree that allows electric power to be consumed without concern for its source. But rapidly changing energy demands, incorporation of non-dispatchable renewable sources, and the need to proactively manage load, have pushed this aging marvel to its limit.

As the rise in greenhouse gases threatens civilization, it is time to examine how pervasive information can fundamentally change the nature of energy production, distribution and use. Taking guidance from the design principles of the dominant triumph of the cyber age, the Internet, we investigate how to design an essentially more scalable, flexible and resilient electric power infrastructure-one that encourages efficient use, integrates local generation, and manages demand through omnipresent awareness of energy availability and use over time. The crucial insight is to integrate information exchange everywhere that power is transferred.


Energy Efficient Platform - tools and tradeoffs -- Steve Dawson-Haggerty and Andrew Krioukov

Modeling and Mitigating Energy Demands of Hadoop Jobs -- Yanpei Chen

ACme -- Fine-Grain Building Energy Monitoring -- Fred Jiang

IS4 -- Integrated Sensor-Stream Storage System -- Jorge Ortiz

Personal Energy Visualization and Feedback -- Sushant Shankar and Jeff  Hsu

Energy Market Simulator -- Mike He, Fred Jiang and Evan Reutzel

Wind Project -- Ken Lutz

LoCluster Design -- Sara Alspaugh, Laura Keys, Andrew Krioukov

Application Protocol for Veris E30 Panel-board Monitoring System -- Jaein Jeong and Prashanth Mohan

Energy efficient HPC clusters -- Prashanth Mohan, Shaon Barman, Himanshu Sharma

Shadow Ports -- A Technique for Improving Network Switch Energy Efficiency -- Ganesh Ananthanarayanan and David Zats

Low-Temperature Distributed Solar Thermal Generation and Energy Storage -- Mike He