Wednesday 03 Jun 2015Convergence of Computing, Telecommunications and Storage

Prof. Pingzhi Fan - IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, Director of Institute of Mobile Communications, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Harrison 170 15:00-16:00

In this talk, information systems consisting of data transmission, data computation (processing) and data storage are considered. In the past, the computing, telecommunications and storage were independently progressed, and each of them has reached a stage of certain limit. In computing, Moore's Law may run out of steam soon based on silicon technology; in telecommunications, the Shannon's classical capacity limit has almost reached; in storage, although the optical disks and magneto-optical disks have developed very fast, it seems still a way to meet the rapid increase of big data. To cope with the impact of big data, it is proposed to integrate the traditionally individual computing, telecommunications and storage systems, which are getting inevitably converged. An effective information system capacity is introduced and discussed, aimed at excavating potentials of information systems under a new paradigm with more degrees of freedom. In this talk, the convergence of computing, telecommunications and storage is investigated, and the effectiveness of data handling capability for a given information system is discussed based on the proposed effective information system capacity.

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