Cornell Systems Lunch

CS 7490 Spring 2010
Friday 12PM, Upson 315

Robbert van Renesse and Andrew Myers

Sponsored by Microsoft

The Systems Lunch is a seminar for discussing recent, interesting papers in the systems area, broadly defined to span operating systems, distributed systems, networking, architecture, databases, and programming languages. The goal is to foster technical discussions among the Cornell systems research community. We meet once a week on Fridays at noon in Upson 315.

The systems lunch is open to all Cornell Ph.D. students interested in systems. First-year graduate students are especially welcome. Non-Ph.D. students have to obtain permission from the instructor. Student participants are expected to sign up for CS 7490, Systems Research Seminar, for one credit.

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Links to papers and abstracts below are unlikely to work outside the Cornell CS firewall. If you have trouble viewing them, this is the likely cause.

Date Paper Presenter
January 29 Zeno: Eventually Consistent Byzantine-Fault Tolerance
Atul Singh, Pedro Fonseca, Petr Kuznetsov, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Petros Maniatis (MPI-SWS, Rice University, TU Berlin/Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Intel Research Berkeley)
NSDI 2009
Michael George
February 5 Pathlet Routing
P. Brighten Godfrey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Igor Ganichev (UC Berkeley), Scott Shenker (ICSI and UC Berkeley), Ion Stoica (UC Berkeley)
K. Vikram
February 12 Monarch: Next Generation Cluster Monitoring at Google
Dan Sturman
Dan Sturman
February 19 Proof-Carrying Data and Hearsay Arguments
Eran Tromer
Eran Tromer
February 26 TrInc: Small Trusted Hardware for Large Distributed Systems
Dave Levin, John Douceur, Jacob Lorch, and Thomas Moscibroda
NSDI 2009
Hussam Abu-Libdeh
March 5 CSAMP: A System for Network-Wide Flow Monitoring
Vyas Sekar, Carnegie Mellon University; Michael K. Reiter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Walter Willinger, AT&T Labs—Research; Hui Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University; Ramana Rao Kompella, Purdue University; David G. Andersen, Carnegie Mellon University
NSDI 2008
Robert Burgess
March 12 The BubbleWrap Many-Core: Burning Cores for Sequential Acceleration
Ulya R. Karpuzcu, Brian Greskamp, and Josep Torrellas (UIUC)
MICRO 2009
Deniz Altinbuken
March 19 An Evaluation of Checkpoint Recovery for Massively Multiplayer Online Games
Marcos Vaz Salles, Tuan Cao, Benjamin Sowell, Alan Demers, Johannes Gehrke, Christoph Koch, Walker White
VLDB 2009
Tuan Cao
March 26 Spring Break, no meeting.
April 2 ACSU Luncheon—no systems lunch, no meeting.
April 9 Cassandra - A Decentralized Structured Storage System
Avinash Lakshman (Facebook) and Prashant Malik (Facebook)
LADIS 2009
Nicole Caruso
April 16 Upright Cluster Services
Allen Clement, Manos Kapritsos, Sangmin Lee, Yang Wang, Lorenzo Alvisi, Mike Dahlin, Taylor Riché (UT Austin)
SOSP 2009
Chi Ho
April 23 RACS: A Case for Cloud Storage Diversity
Hussam Abu-Libdeh, Lonnie Princehouse, Hakim Weatherspoon
Lonnie Princehouse
April 30 Privacy-preserving device tracking for helping locate lost or stolen mobile devices
Thomas Ristenpart, Gabriel Maganis, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Tadayoshi Kohno (UCSD, UW)
USENIX Security 2008
Gabriel Bender
May 7 Singlehop Collaboration and Coordination Primitives for Wireless Sensor Actor Networks
Murat Demirbas
SUNY Buffalo
Murat Demirbas