The University of Arizona
NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center @ UofA

Semi-Annual IAB Meeting April 23-25, 2017 Tucson, AZ

Update from the Director

It is my please to let you know that our Phase II proposal to extend our Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC) for another 5 years has been awarded 500K by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The CAC mission is to conduct near-term research projects to advance the knowledge of how to design cloud and autonomic computing systems that are capable of self-healing, self-protecting, and self-optimizing themselves with little involvement of users or system administrators. These systems are sometimes referred to as Self-* systems, where * is a placeholder for a specific objective or attribute to be managed at runtime such as performance, security, fault, availability, energy, etc. Unlike past research that attempted to manage these attributes in isolation, the CAC research approach is a paradigm shift that addresses all these properties in a holistic approach. In Phase II of our NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing , our goal is to continue to advance the design and deployment of Self-* systems and applications that will overcome the current security and management challenges of IT and Cloud infrastructures. Autonomic computing provides the methodology to continuously monitor, analyze, and manage the systems, applications, and cyber resources so they can meet their requirements whenever abnormal event is observed or detected.

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CAC Team 2016