Welcome to the DistSys Reading Group! Every week we present and discuss one distributed systems paper. We try to focus on relatively new papers, although we occasionally break this rule for some important older publications. The main objective of this group is to share knowledge through the discussion. Our participants come from academia and industry and often carry a unique perspective and expertise on the subject matter.
We start each meeting with a short presentation of the paper by one of the group members. We record the presentation and later upload it to YouTube for the general audience. After the presentation, we move into a group discussion of the paper. This part is not on the record to make sure we can speak freely about the topic and the paper. However, I write a moderated discussion summary for each meeting and post it here. All the summaries are available via the “Summary” link next to the paper title. For the archive of the summaries, navigate to the “Past Meetings” section below.
- Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 2:00 PM EST (11 am PST)
- Duration: ~1 hour
- Slack Channel – Join our Slack for Zoom information
- YouTube Channel
Current Schedule (Papers ##71-80)
- DistAI: Data-Driven Automated Invariant Learning for Distributed Protocols – September 1st
- Polyjuice: High-Performance Transactions via Learned Concurrency Control (OSDI’21) – September 8th
- Meerkat: multicore-scalable replicated transactions following the zero-coordination principle (EuroSys’20) – September 15th.
- Viewstamped Replication Revisited – Classical/Foundation Paper – September 22nd
- Don’t Look Back, Look into the Future: Prescient Data Partitioning and Migration for Deterministic Database Systems (SIGMOD’21) – September 29th
- Avocado: A Secure In-Memory Distributed Storage System (ATC’21) – October 6th
- NrOS: Effective Replication and Sharing in an Operating System (OSDI’21) – October 13th
- Characterizing and Optimizing Remote Persistent Memory with RDMA and NVM (ATC’21) – October 20th
- Scaling Large Production Clusters with Partitioned Synchronization (ATC’21) – October 27th
- UniStore: A fault-tolerant marriage of causal and strong consistency (ATC’21) – November 3rd