Reading Group Paper ##101-110

Graham: Synchronizing Clocks by Leveraging Local Clock Properties – NSDI’22

  • Authors: Ali Najafi, Michael Wei
  • What: Better clock sync under failures
  • When: May 18th, 2022

Understanding, Detecting and Localizing Partial Failures in Large System Software – NSDI’20

  • Authors: Chang Lou, Peng Huang, and Scott Smith
  • What: Study of real-world partial failures and a tool to help watching/detecting such partial failures
  • When: May 25th, 2022

Unicorn: Reasoning about Configurable System Performance through the Lens of Causality – EuroSys’22

  • Authors: Md Shahriar Iqbal, Rahul Krishna, Mohammad Ali Javidian, Baishakhi Ray, and Pooyan Jamshidi
  • What: Performance analysis and debugging for systems under different configurations
  • When: June 8th, 2022

State Machine Replication Scalability Made Simple – EuroSys’22

  • Authors: Chrysoula Stathakopoulou, Matej Pavlovic, and Marko Vukolić
  • What: Scalability of state machine replication to many nodes in BFT setting
  • When: June 15th, 2022

Data-Parallel Actors: A Programming Model for Scalable Query Serving Systems – NSDI’22

  • Authors: Peter Kraft, Fiodar Kazhamiaka, Peter Bailis, and Matei Zaharia
  • What: “a programming model for building distributed query serving systems”
  • When: June 22nd, 2022

AutoGR: Automated Geo-Replication with Fast System Performance and Preserved Application Semantics – VLDB’21

  • Authors: Jiawei Wang, Cheng Li, Kai Ma, Jingze Huo, Feng Yan, Xinyu Feng, and Yinlong Xu
  • What: A tool to analyze applications and suggest geo-replication strategies that optimize for performance/latency, while avoid consistency issues
  • When: June 29th, 2022

Varuna: Scalable, Low-cost Training of Massive Deep Learning Models – EuroSys’22

  • Authors: Sanjith Athlur, Nitika Saran, Muthian Sivathanu, Ramachandran Ramjee, Nipun Kwatra
  • What: A sprinkle of ML in our group. Scalable distributed ML on commodity hardware/networks
  • When: July 6th

Efficient Scheduling Policies for Microsecond-Scale Tasks – NSDI’22

  • Authors: Sarah McClure, Amy Ousterhout,Scott Shenker,and Sylvia Ratnasamy
  • What: Core/CPU scheduling for short RPCs/tasks at a server level
  • When: July 20th, 2022

Fireworks: A Fast, Efficient, and Safe Serverless Framework using VM-level post-JIT Snapshot – EuroSys’22

  • Authors: Wonseok Shin, Wook-Hee Kim, Changwoo Min
  • What: “prewarmed” serverless computing
  • When: July 27th, 2022

RAMP-TAO: Layering Atomic Transactions on Facebook’s Online TAO Data Store – VLDB’21

  • Authors: Audrey Cheng, Xiao Shi, Lu Pan, Anthony Simpson, Neil Wheaton, Shilpa Lawande, Nathan Bronson, Peter Bailis, Natacha Crooks, Ion Stoica
  • What: Atomic read transactions in Facebook’s TAO graph database
  • When: August 3rd, 2022