Cornell Systems Lunch

CS 7490 Spring 2014
Friday 12PM, Gates 310

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 Gates 310.

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 24 PHY Covert Channels: Can you see the idles?
Ki Suh Lee, Han Wang, and Hakim Weatherspoon
NSDI 2014
Ki Suh Lee
January 31 Improving Memory Scheduling via Processor-Side Load Criticality Information
Saugata Ghose, Hyodong Lee, and José F. Martínez, Cornell CSL
ISCA 2013
Saugate Ghose
February 7 Network Virtualization in Multi-tenant Datacenters
Teemu Koponen et al., VMware, ICSI, and Berkeley
NSDI 2014
Mark Reitblatt
February 14 Sparrow: Distributed, Low Latency Scheduling
Kay Ousterhout, Patrick Wendell, Matei Zaharia, Ion Stoica (Berkeley)
SOSP 2013
Hussam Abu-Libdeh
February 21 Local Temporal Reasoning
Eric Koskinen
Eric Koskinen
February 28 Sprinkler - Reliable Broadcast for Geographically Dispersed Datacenters
Haoyan Geng and Robbert van Renesse
Middleware 2013
Haoyan Geng
Leveraging Sharding in the Design of Scalable Replication Protocols
Hussam Abu-Libdeh, Robbert van Renesse and Ymir Vigfusson
SOCC 2013
Hussam Abu-Libdeh
March 7 X-Stream: Edge-Centric Graph Processing using Streaming Partitions
Amitabha Roy, Ivo Mihailovic, Willy Zwaenepoel (EPFL)
SOSP 2013
Stavros Nikolaou
March 14 Building web applications on top of encrypted data using Mylar
Raluca Ada Popa, Emily Stark, Jonas Helfer, Steven Valdez, Nickolai Zeldovich, M. Frans Kaashoek, and Hari Balakrishnan (MIT)
NSDI 2014
Eleanor Birrell
March 21 Dandelion: A Compiler and Runtime for Heterogenous Systems
Rossbach et al.
SOSP 2013
Shrutarshi Basu
March 28 Apache Hadoop YARN: Yet Another Resource Negotiator
Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli, Arun C Murthy, Chris Douglas, Mahadev Konar, Robert Evans, Thomas Graves, Jason Lowe, Siddharth Seth, Bikas Saha, Carlo Curino, Owen O’Malley, Sharad Agarwal, Hitesh Shah, Sanjay Radia, Benjamin Reed, Eric Baldeschwieler
SoCC 2013
Efe Gencer
April 4 Spring Break, no meeting.
April 11 ACSU Luncheon—no systems lunch, no meeting.
April 18 Majority is not Enough: Bitcoin Mining is Vulberable
Ittay Eyal and Emin Gun Sirer
FC 2014 (Financial Cryptography and Data Security)
Ittay Eyal
April 25 Study of the Impact of Fast Non-Volatile Memory on Virtualized Environments

Rajesh Venkatasubramanian
May 2 Treating cores as devices
Timothy Roscoe
Mothy Roscoe