By Rami Bahsoon, School of Computer Science, The University Of Birmingham

Abstract: I report on the activities of the ongoing EPSRC/University of Birmingham Bridging the Gap Fellowship on Green Cloud. The initiative is multidisciplinary; it involves the School of Computer Science, The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Institute for Energy Research and Policy, the Department of Economics at Birmingham University, external collaborators at MIT, and industrial partners. The initiative is aimed at a framework for dynamic self-optimization of the cloud architecture taking into account the tradeoffs involved in maintaining acceptable dependability requirements with minimal power at runtime. The research pioneers research in dynamic optimization explicating green-aware software architectures and engineering, self-management of the cloud in relation power and dependability. This initiative feeds into the long-term and green-aware vision of helping in reducing power consumption and CO2 emissions in ICT infrastructures.