Colloquium - Timo Honig

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
HFH 1132
Building System Software to Leverage Dynamic Electricity Pricing
Timo Honig
Chandra Krintz

Host: Chandra Krintz

Title: Building System Software to Leverage Dynamic Electricity Pricing


Electrical energy is the single most important operating resource for today's computer systems. The conscious use of energy resources is motivated by distinct factors and depends on the individual system: from "smart dust" and battery-powered mobile systems to large-scale high-performance computing clusters that operate under thermal constraints.

Energy awareness is a prerequisite for energy-efficient operations of computers, and effects the program design (i.e., before run-time) and program execution (i.e., at run-time).

This talk presents energy-aware programming techniques that originate in static and dynamic program analyses, and support the design of energy-aware system software. To bridge the gap towards execution time, the talk further discusses system software that exploits dynamic electricity prices to ensure cost effectiveness when operating large-scale computing clusters.


Dr. Timo Hönig is Assistant Professor at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Germany where he received his Ph.D. in 2017. In the System Software Group at FAU, his research focuses on energy-aware systems. He explores techniques for energy-aware programming, the design of energy-efficient system software, and the energy demand of high-performance computing systems.

As senior software engineer and research fellow at SUSE Linux GmbH in Nürnberg (Germany) and in the Embedded Hardware Development Group at IBM Research Böblingen (Germany) he gained ten years of industry experience. At the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) he received his Computer Science degree. Dr. Hönig is an active advocate for free and open-source software, and he is a member of ACM and GI.


Everyone welcome!