Getting ready for our third annual symposium: "Will big data and bigger cuts cripple bioinformatics?" We are sharing our first abstract of Jiye's talk. Jiye Shi works at UCB as a Director, Computational Structural Biology department.
His talk title is: Mobile Crowd Computing: a Green Computing Resource
Abstract: "Cloud computing provides an approach to accessing shared computing resources. However, a traditional cloud is composed of powerful but energy-hungry workstations and servers. Here we present the design and implementation of a mobile computing system prototype that utilizes energy efficient mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets) as computing resources. We evaluate the computing power and energy efficiency of the mobile devices through comprehensive experiments. The results show that a cloud computing system with enough mobile devices working cooperatively is able to save 55% to 98% of the energy consumption of conventional server-based clouds while providing comparable computing speed."