Salman Baset

Dr. Salman is working as a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research CenteR, His research is at the intersection of security, cloud computing, mobile, and big data technologies. He is active in standardization and open source communities. As chair of SPEC Cloud subcommittee, he led the design and implementation of SPEC Cloud IaaS 2016, the first industry standard cloud benchmark. He is a co-author of RELOAD protocol (RFC6940, published by Internet Engineering Task Force) for building peer-to-peer communication systems. He was a core developer for OpenStack deployment project using Chef. Besides academic conferences, he has also presented at numerous industry conferences including OpenStack summits and Mobile World Congress. He is a recipient of SPEC Presidential Award in 2016, a recipient of Young Scholars Award by Marconi Society in 2008, a best paper award at IPTCOMM in 2010, and several IBM awards. From 2012-2014, he served as the chair of Distributed and Fault Tolerant Computing (DFTC) Professional Interest Community (PIC) at IBM.

SPEC Cloud(TM) IaaS 2016 – A Standard Way to Measure and Compare Performance of IaaS Clouds

Can performance of cloud providers be measured in a meaningful, reproducible, and a standard way? Which cloud provider is better in terms of performance? Up until now, it has been difficult to answer these questions. There are several reasons for that: 1. Reproducibility in measuring cloud performance Often, one cloud provider will choose to show case the performance...  Continue reading SPEC Cloud(TM) IaaS 2016 – A Standard Way to Measure and Compare Performance of IaaS Clouds