Cornell Systems Lunch

CS 7490 Fall 2011
Friday 12PM, Upson 315

Robbert van Renesse and Emin Gun Sirer

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
August 26 Systems Meet and Greet

CS and ECE Systems Faculty
September 2 Thialfi: A Client Notification Service for Internet-Scale Applications
A. Adya, G. Cooper, D. Myers, M. Piatek (Google)
SOSP 2011
Elisavet Kozyri
September 9 Transparent and Extensible Malware Analysis
Heng Yin
Syracuse University
Heng Yin
September 16 PipeCloud: Using Causality to Overcome Speed-of-Light Delays in Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery
Timothy Wood (University of Massachusetts Amherst), H. Andres Lagar-Cavilla and K.K. Ramakrishnan (AT&T Research), Prashant Shenoy (University of Massachusetts Amherst), and Jacobus Van der Merwe (AT&T Research)
SOCC 2011
Han Wang
September 23 Defying Dark Silicon with Idempotent Processors
Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, Emily Blem, Renée St. Amant, Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, Doug Burger
ISCA 2011
Karu Sankaralingam
September 30 Predictive Mitigation of Timing Channels in Interactive Systems
Danfeng Zhang, Aslan Askarov, and Andrew C. Myers (Cornell)
CCS 2011
Danfeng Zhang
October 7 Watching the watchers in an app-centric world
Landon Cox
Landon Cox
October 14 Small-World Datacenters
Ji-Yong Shin, Bernard Wong, and Emin Gun Sirer (Cornell University)
SOCC 2011
Ji-Yong Shin
Making Time-stepped Applications Tick in the Cloud.
Tao Zou, Guozhang Wang, Marcos Vaz Salles, David Bindel, Alan Demers, Johannes Gehrke, and Walker White (Cornell University)
SOCC 2011
Tao Zou
October 21 Scalable Consistency in Scatter
Lisa Glendenning, Ivan Beschastnikh, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Thomas Anderson (UW)
SOSP 2011
Hussam Abu-Libdeh
October 28 Atlantis: Robust, Extensible Execution Environments for Web Applications
J. Mickens (MSR), M. Dhawan (Rutgers)
SOSP 2011
Owen Arden
November 4 Consistent Updates for Software-Defined Networks: Change You Can Believe In!
Mark Reitblatt and Nate Foster (Cornell University) and Jennifer Rexford and David Walker (Princeton University)
HotNets 2011
Mark Reitblatt
November 11 Transactional storage for geo-replicated systems
Yair Sovran, Russell Power, Marcos K. Aguilera, Jinyang Li (NYU, MSR)
SOSP 2011
Marcos Aguilera
November 18 CORFU: A Shared Log Design for Flash Clusters
Mahesh Balakrishnan
Mahesh Balakrishnan
November 25 Thanksgiving Break, no meeting.
December 2 Don't Settle for Eventual: Stronger Consistency for Wide-Area Storage with COPS
W. Lloyd, M. Freedman (Princeton), M. Kaminsky (Intel Labs), D. Andersen (CMU)
SOSP 2011
Robert Escriva