Cornell Systems Lunch

CS 7490 Spring 2011
Friday 12PM, Upson 315

Robbert van Renesse

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 28 Comet: An active distributed key-value store
Roxana Geambasu, Amit A. Levy, Tadayoshi Kohno, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Henry M. Levy (UW)
OSDI 2010
Hussam Abu-Libdeh
February 4 Two Ways to Make the Internet Faster
Brighten Godfrey
Brighten Godfrey
February 11 Large-scale Incremental Processing Using Distributed Transactions and Notifications
Daniel Peng and Frank Dabek (Google)
OSDI 2010
Haoyan Geng
February 18 Building Extensible Networks with Rule-Based Forwarding
Lucian Popa, University of California, Berkeley, and ICSI, Berkeley; Norbert Egi, Lancaster University; Sylvia Ratnasamy, Intel Labs, Berkeley; Ion Stoica, University of California, Berkeley
OSDI 2010
Bo Peng
February 25 The Next Frontier of Cloud Computing is in the Clouds, Literally
Christoph Kirsch
Univ. of Salzburg
Christoph Kirsch
March 4 FastTrack and Jumble: Efficient and Precise Dynamic Detection of Destructive Races
Stephen Freund
Williams College
Stephen Freund
March 11 Sharing the Data Center Network
Alan Shieh, Cornell University and Microsoft Research; Srikanth Kandula, Albert Greenberg, and Changhoon Kim, Microsoft Research
NSDI 2011
Alan Shieh
March 18 Architecture and Protocol for Remote Attestation of a Trusted Virtual Machine
Lavina Jain, Dan Boneh, John Mitchell (Stanford)
Taiyang Chen
March 25 Spring Break, no meeting.
April 1 ACSU Luncheon—no systems lunch, no meeting.
April 8 Privad: Practical Privacy in Online Advertising
Saikat Guha, Bin Cheng, Paul Francis
NSDI 2011
Qi Huang
April 15 Transactional Consistency and Automatic Management in an Application Data Cache
Dan Ports (MIT CSAIL), Austin Clements (MIT CSAIL), Irene Zhang (MIT CSAIL, VMware), Sam Madden (MIT CSAIL), Barbara Liskov (MIT CSAIL)
OSDI 2010
Tuan Cao
April 22 Abstractions and Types for Network Programming
Yaron Minsky
Jane Street
Yaron Minsky
April 29 Cluster computing with DryadLINQ
Michael Isard
Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
Michael Isard
May 6 Onix: A distributed control platform for large-scale production networks
Teemu Koponen, Mart´ın Casado, Natasha Gude, Jeremy Stribling, Leon Poutievski, Min Zhu, Rajiv Ramanathan, Yuichiro Iwata, Hiroaki Inoue, Takayuki Hama, and Scott Shenker
OSDI 2010
Patrick Dowell