Reading Group Paper List. Papers ##37-50

This week we are on the 35th paper in our reading group. We will be discussing “Autoscaling Tiered Cloud Storage in Anna” from VLDB 2019. It is exciting that the reading group has managed to go through this many papers since we have started in April! 

Today I and Murat have sat down and picked the next few papers from the OSDI 2020 to discuss. Originally we planned to select just 10 OSDI papers for the next batch, but all the papers are so interesting, and it was so hard to narrow the list down. After some debating, we settled on 14 papers instead. Below is the list in the order the papers will appear in the reading group:

  1. Fault-tolerant and transactional stateful serverless workflows – December 23rd
  2. Aragog: Scalable Runtime Verification of Shardable Networked Systems – December 30th
  3. Toward a Generic Fault Tolerance Technique for Partial Network Partitioning – January 6th
  4. hXDP: Efficient Software Packet Processing on FPGA NICs – January 13th
  5. Virtual Consensus in Delos – January 20th
  6. A large scale analysis of hundreds of in-memory cache clusters at Twitter – January 27th
  7. Cobra: Making Transactional Key-Value Stores Verifiably Serializable – February 3rd
  8. Microsecond Consensus for Microsecond Applications  – February 10th
  9. Performance-Optimal Read-Only Transactions – February 17th
  10. Pegasus: Tolerating Skewed Workloads in Distributed Storage with In-Network Coherence Directories – February 24th
  11. FlightTracker: Consistency across Read-Optimized Online Stores at Facebook – March 3rd
  12. Heterogeneity-Aware Cluster Scheduling Policies for Deep Learning Workloads – March 10th
  13. Sundial: Fault-tolerant Clock Synchronization for Datacenters – March 17th
  14. Protean: VM Allocation Service at Scale – March 24th

This list will start on December 23rd, and will run us all the way to paper #50! Please join the reading group on slack for schedule, discussion, and Zoom links. The reading group Zoom is every Wednesday at 3:30 pm EST.