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Graduate Student

Computer Science Department

Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: Gates 7010

Ph: +1 412 268 4973

Email: anshulg (at) cs (dot) cmu (dot) edu

 

Advisor: Mor Harchol-Balter

 

Research Interests: Performance Modeling for Data Center Power Management
Resume: [pdf] (updated: February 2014)


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I completed my Ph.D. at the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in June 2013.
You can find my thesis here - Dynamic Server Provisioning for Data Center Power Management.
I was awarded the 2013 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award for my thesis.

Starting August 2013, I will be a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Cloud Optimization and Analytics group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
Starting August 2014, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.

Publications:

·       Exact Analysis of the M/M/k/setup Class of Markov Chains via Recursive Renewal Reward
Anshul Gandhi, Sherwin Doroudi, Mor Harchol-Balter and Alan Scheller-Wolf
SIGMETRICS 2013 [pdf]
CMU Technical Report CMU-CS-13-105 [pdf]


·       M/G/k with Staggered Setup
Anshul Gandhi and Mor Harchol-Balter
OR Letters, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp. 317-320 [pdf]


·         AutoScale: Dynamic, Robust Capacity Management for Multi-Tier Data Centers

      Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter, Ram Raghunathan and Michael Kozuch
Transactions on Computer Systems, Volume 30, Issue 4, Article 14 [pdf]
CMU Technical Report CMU-CS-12-109 [pdf]


·         SOFTScale: Stealing Opportunistically For Transient Scaling

      Anshul Gandhi, Timothy Zhu, Mor Harchol-Balter and Michael Kozuch
Middleware 2012 [pdf]
CMU Technical Report CMU-CS-12-111 [pdf] (extended version)


·         Saving Cash by Using Less Cache

      Timothy Zhu, Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter and Michael Kozuch

      HotCloud 2012 [pdf]


·         Are sleep states effective in data centers?
Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter and Michael Kozuch
IGCC 2012 [pdf] (extended version)


o   The case for sleep states in servers
Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter and Michael Kozuch
HotPower 2011 [pdf]


·         Minimizing Data Center SLA Violations and Power Consumption via Hybrid Resource Provisioning
Anshul Gandhi, Yuan Chen, Daniel Gmach, Martin Arlitt and Manish Marwah
IGCC 2011 [pdf]
(Best Paper Award at IGCC 2011)
(Pick of the Month for March 2012 in the IEEE STC on Sustainable Computing)


o   Hybrid Resource Provisioning for Minimizing Data Center SLA Violations and Power Consumption
Anshul Gandhi, Yuan Chen, Daniel Gmach, Martin Arlitt and Manish Marwah
Sustainable Computing, Informatics and Systems, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 91-104 [pdf] (extended version)


·         Distributed, Robust Auto-Scaling Policies for Power Management in Compute Intensive Server Farms
Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter, Ram Raghunathan and Michael Kozuch
Open Cirrus Summit 2011 [pdf]


·         How Data Center Size Impacts the Effectiveness of Dynamic Power Management
Anshul Gandhi and Mor Harchol-Balter
49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing
[pdf]


·         Server farms with setup costs
Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter and Ivo Adan
PERFORMANCE 2010 [pdf]
Performance Evaluation, Volume 67, Issue 11, pp. 1123-1138


·         Optimality Analysis of Energy-Performance Trade-off for Server Farm Management
Anshul Gandhi, Varun Gupta, Mor Harchol-Balter and Michael Kozuch
PERFORMANCE 2010
[pdf]
Performance Evaluation, Volume 67, Issue 11, pp. 1155-1171
CMU Technical Report CMU-CS-10-108 [pdf] (extended version)


·         M/G/k with Exponential Setup
Anshul Gandhi and Mor Harchol-Balter
CMU Technical Report CMU-CS-09-166 [pdf] (extended version)


o   Decomposition Results for an M/M/k with Staggered Setup
Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter and Ivo Adan
MAMA 2010
[pdf]
Performance Evaluation Review, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp. 48-50


o   Analysis of an M/M/k system with exponential setup times under staggered boot up
Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter and Ivo Adan
MCQT 2010


·         Power Capping Via Forced Idleness
Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter, Rajarshi Das, Jeffrey Kephart and Charles Lefurgy
WEED 2009 [pdf]


·         Optimal Power Allocation in Server Farms
Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter, Rajarshi Das and Charles Lefurgy
SIGMETRICS 2009 [pdf]
CMU Technical Report CMU-CS-09-113 [pdf] (extended version)


·         Inducing Optimal Scheduling with Selfish Users
Paul Enders, Anshul Gandhi, Varun Gupta, Laurens Debo, Mor Harchol-Balter and Alan Scheller-Wolf
CMU GSIA Working Paper #2008-E23 [pdf]


·         Database Summarization and Publishing in Wireless Environments
Anshul Gandhi and R.K.Ghosh
ICDCN 2006 [pdf]



Patents:

·         Provisioning Data Center Resources (filed 4/12/2012)

·         Dynamic Capacity Management of Multiple Parallel Connected Computing Resources (filed 3/30/2012)

·         Power Budget Allocation in Multi-Processor Systems (filed 4/7/2011)

·         Systems and Methods for Managing Power Consumption and Performance of a Processor (filed 7/20/2010)