Dr Jianfeng Zhan holds a position of Professor at Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Research Areas

Dr. Jianfeng Zhan focuses on the following related research topics:

*Operating systems: 
* Benchmarks for datacenter and cloud computing
* Application-driven systems design: cloud computing etc. 
* Energy-efficient computing systems.
* Dependability issues of large-scale computing Systems.
*  High Performance Computing/ Mobile Parallel Computing.

Dr. Jianfeng Zhan leads the software group, Advanced Computer Systems Laboratory,  affiliated with State Key Laboratory of Computer Architecture, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received research supports from a variety of governmental and industrial organizations, such as National Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Scientific and Technology of China and so on.


Ph. D., Computer Software & Theory, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R.China, 2002

M.Sc., Solid Mechanics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, P.R.China, 1999

B.Sc., Railway Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, P.R.China, 1996


Work Experience
October 2012-up to now,  Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R.China 
Mar 2004- October 2012
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R.China
Associate Professor
Aug 2002- Mar 2004
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R.China
Assistant Professor

Honors & Distinctions

Second Class of National Science and Technology Promotion Prize, The Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China, 2006.

Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science, P. R. China, 2005.


Selective Papers
  • (1) Benchmarks and Workload Characterization
    High Volume Throughput Computing: Identifying and Characterizing Throughput Oriented Workloads in Data Centers. Jianfeng Zhan, Lixin Zhang, Ninghui Sun, Lei Wang, Zhen Jia, Chunjie Luo.   LSPP 2012 in conjunction with IPDPS 2012. 

    Characterization of Real Workloads of Web Search Engines.  Huafeng Xi, Jianfeng Zhan, Xuehai Hong, Zhen Jia, Lei Wang, Lixin Zhang, Ninghui Sun, and Gang Lu,  2011 IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC-2011). November 6-8, 2011, Austin, TX, USA

    (2) System Software for Data Center/ Cloud Computing 

    Cost-aware Cooperative Resource Provisioning for Heterogeneous Workloads in Data Centers.  Jianfeng Zhan, Lei Wang, Xianna Li, Weisong Shi, Chuliang Weng, Wenyao Zhang, and Xiutao Zang. Accepted by IEEE Transaction on Computers (TC).

    In Cloud, Can Scientific Communities Benefit from the Economics of Scale?. Lei Wang, Jianfeng Zhan, Weisong Shi, Liang Yi.
    IEEE Trans. Parallel Distrib. Syst. 23(2): 296-303 (2012). 

    In Cloud, Do MTC or HTC Service Providers Benefit from the Economics of Scale?
    Lei Wang, Jianfeng zhan, Weisong Shi, Liang Yi, and Lin Yuan.
    In Proceedings of 2nd Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers, Co-located with ACM/IEEE SC09, Portland, Oregon, November 16, 2009. 

    Transformer: A New Paradigm for Building Data-Parallel Programming Models.  Peng Wang, Dan Meng, Jizhong Han, Jianfeng Zhan, Bibo Tu, Xiaofeng Shi,  and Le Wan.
    in IEEE Micro, pp.55-64, July/August, 2010 

    Phoenix Cloud: consolidating different computing loads on the shared cluster system for large organization.   Jianfeng zhan, Lei Wang, Bibo Tu et  al.  The first workshop of cloud computing and its application (CCA 08), Chicago, 2008. 

    (3) Energy-efficient Computing Systems.

    PowerTracer: Tracing Requests in Multi-tier Services to Diagnose Energy Inefficiency.  Gang Lu, Jianfeng Zhan, Haining Wang, and Chuliang Weng, The 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2012) 

    (4) Dependability, and Relialibity of  Large-scale Computing Systems

    Online Event Correlations Analysis in Systems Logs of Large-scale Cluster Systems. Wei Zhou , Jianfeng Zhan, Dan Meng, and Zhihong Zhang.  Regular paper, 7th IFIP Internationsal Conference on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC 2010). 

    LogMaster: Mining Event Corrlations in Logs of Large-scale Cluster Systems. Submitted. 

    A Proactive fault-detection mechanism in Large-scale cluster Systems. Lingping Wu, Dan Meng, Wen Gao, and Jianfeng Zhan.
    Regular paper, IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2006), Greece. 

    (5) Performance Models and Performance Debugging of Parallel and Distributed Systems 

    Precise, Scalable, and Online Request Tracing of Multi-tier Services of Black Boxes. Bo Sang, Jianfeng Zhan, Gang Lu, Haining Wang, Dongyan Xu, Lei Wang, Zhihong Zhang, and Zhen Jia. IEEE Trans. Parallel Distrib. Syst. 23(6): 1159-1167 (2012)

    Automatic Performance Debugging of SPMD-style Parallel Programs.
    Xu Liu, Jianfeng Zhan, Kunlin Zhan, Weisong Shi, Lin Yuan, and Lei Wang. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC). Volume 71, Issue 7, July 2011, Pages 925-937.

    Precise Request Tracing and Performance Debugging of Multi-tier Services of Black Boxes. Zhihong Zhang, Jianfeng Zhan, Yong Li, Lei Wang, Meng Dan, and Bo Sang. Regular paper, the 39th IEEE/IFIP Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2009).

    Performance analysis and optimization of MPI collective operations on multi-core clusters.  Bibo Tu, Jianping Fan, Jianfeng Zhan, and Xiaofang Zhao.  The Journal of Supercomputing 60(1): 141-162 (2012) 

    Accurate Analytical Models for Message Passing on Multi-core Clusters.  Bibo Tu, Jianping Fan, Jianfeng Zhan, and Xiaofang Zhao.
    The 17th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing ( PDP 2009): 133-139

    Similarity Analysis in Automatic Performance Debugging of SPMD Parallel Programs.  Xu Liu, Jianfeng Zhan, Dan Meng et al.
    Workshop on Node Level Parallelism for Large Scale Supercomputers, Co-located with ACM/IEEE SC08.

    (6) System Software for High Performance Cluster/Grid Computing or Clustered Web servers 

    Easy and reliable cluster management: the self-management experience of Fire Phoenix. Zhi-Hong Zhang, Dan Meng, Jianfeng Zhan, Lei Wang, Linping Wu, and Huang Wei.
    SMTPS workshop in conjunction with IPDPS 2006, Greece.

    An Integrated Adaptive Management System for Cluster-based Web Services. Ying Jiang, Dan Meng, Chao Ren, and Jianfeng Zhan.
    IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster 2006), Barcelona, Spain.

    The design methodology of Phoenix cluster system software stack.
    Jianfeng Zhan , Wang, L., Tu, B., Wang, H., Zhang, Z., Jin, Y., Wen, Y., Chen, Y., Wang, P., Qiu, B., Meng, D., and Sun, N. 2007.
    In Proceedings of the 2007 Asian Technology information Program’s (Atip’s) 3rd Workshop on High Performance Computing in China: Solution Approaches To Impediments For High Performance Computing (Reno, Nevada, November 11 - 11, 2007). CHINA HPC ’07. ACM, New York, NY, 174-182.

    PhoenixG: A Unified Management Framework for Industrial Information Grid.
    Jianfeng Zhan, Gengpu Liu, Lei Wang et al.
    regular paper, 6th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2006), Singapore.

    Design Patterns of Scalable Cluster System Software.
    Bibo Tu, Ming Zou, Jianfeng Zhan, Lei Wang,  and Jianping Fan.
    PDCAT 2006.

    Fire Phoenix Cluster Operating System Kernel and its Evaluation.
    Jianfeng Zhan, and Ninghui Sun.
    Regular paper, IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster 2005 ), Boston, USA.

Professional Services

2011, CSE 2011, GCC 2011, Cloud 2011, External Reviewer of ICDCS 2011 

2012, PC Member of AINA 2012 ( The 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Tokyo, Japan, March 26-29, 2012.) , PC Member of ICDCS 2012 (The 32nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems), Publicity Chair for China of ICAC 2012 (The 9th International Conference on Autonomic Computing).  PC Member of IDPDS 2012 Ph.D Forum,  Guest editor of Cloud computing special issue of Frontier of Computer Sciences, 2012.  PC member of NPC 2012.