Ionel Gog receives Google Fellowship in Distributed Systems

Posted by Malte Schwarzkopf

Every year, Google award a number of PhD fellowship in Computer Science. These highly competitive awards support "some of the most outstanding graduate researchers in computer science across the globe" (Google). The SRG is fortunate to have Ionel Gog, a second-year PhD student, receiving the 2014 Google Europe Fellowship in Distributed Systems.

Ionel works on distributed data centre infrastructure for "big data" processing: his most recent project is the Circe workflow manager, which dynamically maps high-level declarative workflow descriptions to a range of different data processing systems -- such as Hadoop, Spark, GraphChi, PowerGraph or Naiad, -- choosing the best system automatically. Ionel also contributes to the R2D2 low-latency network interconnect, the Firmament cluster scheduler and the DIOS operating system as part of the SRG's CamSaS initiative for building a scalable systems software stack.

Congratulations, Ionel!


Live-blog from SOSP 2013 – Day 2

Posted by Ionel Gog

The second day of the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles has just started.  Several of us are here and will be live-blogging the talks and Q&A sessions.


Liveblog from SICOMM13 – HotSDN Workshop

Once again collocated with SIGCOMM is the HotSDN conference. I'm here live blogging the proceedings, SDN controllers permitting....


HotCloud 2012 — Day 2

Posted by Malte Schwarzkopf

With some delay owed to a laptop battery running out and a busy travel schedule following the event, here are my summaries for (part of) the second day of HotCloud in Boston.

Again, I had to duck out of parts of some of the sessions in order to do last-minute work on an imminent paper submission, but I at least covered two complete sessions.

Some of these summaries are going to turn up in USENIX's ;login: magazine (albeit in a more polished form); I am very grateful to USENIX for supporting my attendance at HotCloud with a generous travel grant.


HotCloud 2012 — Day 1

Posted by Malte Schwarzkopf

I am a visiting preacher at HotCloud today, delivering a sermon about the seven deadly sins of cloud computing research. Of course, syslog provides you with the usual live-blogging service, although some sessions may be missing, as I nip out to work on a soon-to-be-submitted paper!

Here goes the first day...