Juan Rubio is a research staff member at IBM Research - Austin, where he explores techniques to manage power and thermals of computer servers and data centers. He also works on improving the manageability and reliability of large scale computer systems.
Juan was involved in the Autonomic Management of Energy (AME) project, which lead directly to IBM Active Energy Manager. He has been actively involved in the research and development of the EnergyScale framework, which enables the power and thermal management of IBM POWER6 and POWER7 systems. He is also involved in the development of power management technologies for future IBM processors, and their integration into high level policies and controls.
Currently, Juan is researching models, techniques and tools to enable the end-to-end modeling and management of power, thermals and reliability of data centers.
Juan received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. His dissertation explores a hierarchical computing architecture to improve data access in large complex workloads. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama in 1997.