Greetings!   Welcome to the IAP Newsletter with cloud research publications and news from late-2018 and upcoming in early-2019. 
Above, Stanford Prof. Christos Kozyrakis (left) and UCSC Prof. Heiner Litz welcome attendees at the 8:30am kick-off at the 2018 IAP Stanford-UCSC Workshop on the Future of Cloud Computing on Tuesday December 11th at the UCSC Si Valley campus.

Below is more info on this event, as well as snapshots of other recent and upcoming workshops, summits and conferences.


The  Cornell Cloud Workshop is being co-organized by Prof. José F. Martínez
and the IAP for Friday May 3 on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY. Expect a full day of talks and posters from professors, students and experts in industry. 

The  Stanford-UCSC Workshop  on the Future of Cloud Computing was co-organized by Prof. Christos Kozyrakis (Stanford) and  Prof. Heiner Litz (UCSC) on the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley campus on December 11, 2018.

There were several technical presentations during the day by professors, students and industry scientists and engineers. Companies attending included  AMAZON WEB SERVICES, ARM, BROADCOM, CIENA, CISCO, IBM, INTEL, MARVELL, MICRON, MICROSOFT, NVIDIA, SAMSUNG, SEAGATE, SK HYNIX, TOSHIBA, VMWARE, WESTERN DIGITAL, and XILINX.  

Universities attending included  CARNEGIE MELLON, STANFORD, UC BERKELEY, UC SANTA CRUZ, and U WASHINGTON. Research posters were presented by grad students from UC Berkeley, Stanford and UCSC.  

The speakers and presentation titles are listed below (alphabetical order).  The agenda, abstracts, and bios are posted on the agenda page .
  • Kishore Atreya, Marvell, “Scaling Storage Efficiently for Composable Infrastructure Environments”

  • Sam Bayliss and Ralph Wittig, Xilinx, “Xilinx 7nm Versal Family with AI Engine Processing Fabric”

  • Rob Currie, UCSC, “Cross Border Lambdas in Pediatric, Hereditary and Consumer Genomics”

  • Elton de Souza, IBM, “Farm to Table Supply Chain Provenance on IBM LinuxONE: Blockchain, Analytics, Databases, Security”

  • Ana Klimovic, Stanford, “Pocket: Elastic Ephemeral Storage for Serverless Analytics” 

  • Arvind Krishnamurthy, U of Washington, “Programming the Data Plane”

  • Heiner Litz, UCSC, Making Storage Programmable with OpenChannel SSDs”

  • Pankaj Mehra, Samsung, “Introducing Samsung SmartSSD: From Devices to Subsystems”

  • Ethan Miller UCSC, “Rethinking the Operating System Stack for Byte-Addressable Non-Volatile Memories”

  • Fazil Osman, Broadcom, “Learnings on Datacenter Disaggregation from Stingray SoC”

  • Michael Papamichael, Microsoft, “Catapult and Brainwave: Powering a Configurable Intelligent Cloud”

  • Jose Renau, UCSC, “Live Hardware Development at UCSC”

  • Allen Samuels, Western Digital, “RISC-V and Memory Centric Computing”

  • Muhammad Shahbaz, Stanford, “Elmo: Source-Routed Multicast for Cloud Services”

  • Gabriel Southern, Intel, "Accelerating Cloud Applications with Intel Xeon CPUs and FPGAs"

  • Oksana Tkachuk, Amazon Web Services,Automated Reasoning about Security of Amazon Web Services”

  • Keith Winstein, Stanford, "Tiny Functions for Codecs, Protocols, Compilation, and (maybe) Soon Everything."

Please see photos and additional info on the  event page.


2018 USENIX Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), Carlsbad, CA, October 8-10, 2018.

Pocket: Elastic Ephemeral Storage for Serverless Analytics,   Ana Klimovic, Yawen Wang, Christos Kozyrakis, Patrick Stuedi, Animesh Trivedi, Jonas Pfefferle 

Three steps is all you need: fast, accurate, automatic scaling decisions for distributed streaming dataflows , Vasia Kalavri, John Liagouris, Moritz Hoffmann, Desislava Dimitrova, Matthew Forshaw, Timothy Roscoe. 

TVM: An Automated End-to-End Optimizing Compiler for Deep Learning, T. Chen, T. Moreau, Z. Jiang, L. Zheng, E. Yan, H. Shen, M. Cowan, L. Wang, Y. Hu, L. Ceze, C. Guestrin, A. Krishnamurthy

Focus: Querying Large Video Datasets with Low Latency and Low Cost, Kevin Hsieh, Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Peter Bodik, Shivaram Venkataraman, Paramvir Bahl, Matthai Philipose, Phillip B. Gibbons, and Onur Mutlu

ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2018 (SoCC '18), Carlsbad, CA, October 11-13, 2018

PHub: Rack-Scale Parameter Server for Distributed Deep Neural Network Training , L. Luo, J. Nelson, L. Ceze, A. Phanishayee, A. Krishnamurthy

Stratus: cost-aware container scheduling in the public cloud , Andrew Chung, Jun Woo Park, Gregory R. Ganger

Debugging Distributed Systems with Why-Across-Time Provenance , Michael Whittaker, Cristina Teodoropol, Peter Alvaro, Joseph M. Hellerstein

Orpheus: Efficient Distributed Machine Learning via System and Algorithm Co-design , Pengtao Xie, Jin Kyu Kim, Qirong Ho, Yaoliang Yu, Eric P. Xing

IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-51), Fukuoka, Japan, October 20-24, 2018 

Reducing DRAM Latency via Charge-Level-Aware Look-Ahead Partial Restoration, Yaohua Wang, Arash Tavakkol, Lois Orosa, Saugata Ghose, Nika Mansouri Ghiasi, Minesh Patel, Jeremie S. Kim, Hasan Hassan, Mohammad Sadrosadati, and Onur Mutlu

Exploiting Locality in Graph Analytics through Hardware-Accelerated Traversal Scheduling, Anurag Mukkara, Nathan Beckmann, Maleen Abeydeera, Xiaosong Ma, Daniel Sanchez

Rethinking the Memory Hierarchy for Modern Languages , Po-An Tsai, Yee Ling Gan, Daniel Sanchez

Adaptive Scheduling for Systems with Asymmetric Memory Hierarchies, Po-An Tsai, Changping Chen, Daniel Sanchez

Harmonizing Speculative and Non-Speculative Execution in Architectures for Ordered Parallelism, Mark C. Jeffrey, Victor A. Ying, Suvinay Subramanian, Hyun Ryong Lee, Joel Emer, Daniel Sanchez

RISC-V SUMMIT, San Jose, CA, December 3-6, 2018

RISC-V State of the Union , Krste Asanovic

25th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA 2019), Washington, DC, February 16-20, 2019

FPGA Accelerated INDEL Realignment in the Cloud ,  Lisa Wu, David Bruns-Smith, Frank A. Nothaft, Qijing Huang, Sagar Karnadikar, Johnny Le, Andrew Lin, Howard Mao, Brendan Sweeney, Krste Asanović, David A. Patterson, Anthony D. Joseph

VIP: A Versatile Inference Processor, S. Hurkat and J.F. Martínez.

D-RaNGe: Using Commodity DRAM Devices to Generate True Random Numbers with Low Latency and High Throughput, Jeremie S. Kim, Minesh Patel, Hasan Hassan, Lois Orosa, and Onur Mutlu

A Scalable Priority-Aware Approach to Managing Data Center Server Power Yang Li, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Guillermo J. Silva, Daniel D. Heimsoth, Saugata Ghose, and Onur Mutlu

16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI) Boston, MA, February 26-28, 2019

D. Zhuo, K. Zhang, Y. Zhu, H. Liu, M. Rockett, A. Krishnamurthy, S. Shenker

Stable and Practical AS Relationship Inference with ProbLink , Y. Jin, C. Scott, A. Dhamdhere, V. Giotsas, A. Krishnamurthy, S. Shenker

Direct Universal Access: Making Data Center Resources Available to FPGA, Ran Shu and Peng Cheng, Microsoft Research; Guo Chen, Microsoft Research & Hunan University; Zhiyuan Guo, Microsoft Research & Beihang University; Lei Qu and Yongqiang Xiong, Microsoft Research; Derek Chiou and Thomas Moscibroda, Microsoft Azure

Shoal: A Network Architecture for Disaggregated Racks, Vishal Shrivastav, Cornell University; Asaf Valadarsky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Hitesh Ballani and Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research; Ki Suh Lee, Waltz Networks;Han Wang, Barefoot Networks; Rachit Agarwal and Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell University

Shinjuku: Preemptive Scheduling for μsecond-scale Tail Latency Kostis Kaffes, Timothy Chong, and Jack Tigar Humphries, Stanford University; Adam Belay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; David Mazières and Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford University

The 24th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems ( ASPLOS 2019), Providence, RI, April 13-17, 2019

PARTIES: QoS-Aware Resource Partitioning for Multiple Interactive Services . S. Chen, C. Delimitrou, and J.F. Martínez.

Zhiming Shen, Zhen Sun, Gur-Eyal Sela, Eugene Bagdasaryan, Christina Delimitrou, Robbert Van Renesse, Hakim Weatherspoon

Max Willsey, Ashley P. Stephenson, Chris Takahashi, Pranav Vaid, Bichlien H. Nguyen, Christine Betts, Sharon Newman, Sarang Joshi, Karin Strauss, Luis Ceze

Mingyu Gao, Xuan Yang, Jing Pu, Mark Horowitz, Christos Kozyrakis

Swamit Tannu, Moinuddin Qureshi


Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing David Patterso n, Ion Stoica and others commemorate the tenth anniversary of the landmark 2009 white paper “ Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing ”, and make the case that serverless computing will grow to dominate the future of cloud computing.

Prof. Andy Pavlo provides an updated list of US database researchers as a guide for students applying to Ph.D. programs in 2018.
Hacking Distributed   is a blog hosted by Prof. Emin Gün Sirer for "everyday techies building real systems people use, and their still-with-it-and-technical CTOs".

A Few Thoughts on Distributed Computing   Prof. Ken Birman hosts a prolific blog on distributed systems. The March 13, 2019 post is  " I ntelligent IoT Services: Generic, or Bespoke?"


Test of Time Award 2018 Dynamically Exploiting Narrow Width Operands to Improve Processor Power and Performance  by David Brooks and Margaret Martonosi, published at HPCA 1999


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IAP Workshop Testimonials
(from the recent Stanford-UCSC Cloud Workshop )
Professor Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford  - “As a starting point, I think of these IAP workshops as ‘Hot Chips meets ISCA’, i.e., an intersection of industry’s newest solutions in hardware (Hot Chips) with academic research in computer architecture (ISCA); but more so, these workshops additionally cover new subsystems and applications, and in a smaller venue where it is easy to discuss ideas and cross-cutting approaches with colleagues.” 
Professor Heiner Litz, UC Santa Cruz  - "The IAP workshops represent extremely valuable events for all attendees including industry members, students and faculty. On my side, multiple project collaborations and student internships have evolved from these meetings leading to a win-win-win situation for all participants.” 

Ana Klimovic, PhD student, Stanford - “I have attended three IAP workshops and I am consistently impressed by the quality of the talks and the breadth of the topics covered. These workshops bring top-tier industry and academia together to discuss cutting-edge research challenges. It is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and get inspiration for new research opportunities." 
Nathan Pemberton, PhD student, UC Berkeley - "IAP workshops provide a valuable chance to explore emerging research topics with a focused group of participants, and without all the time/effort of a full-scale conference. Instead of rushing from talk to talk, you can slow down and dive deep into a few topics with experts in the field." 

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