|1||8/24||—||Eide||no meeting — organizational email|
|2||8/31||fast fuzzing||Eide||Designing New Operating Primitives to Improve Fuzzing Performance. Wen Xu et al. In CCS ’17, Oct.–Nov. 2017.|
|3||9/7||scheduling||Wong||The Battle of the Schedulers: FreeBSD ULE vs. Linux CFS. Justinien Bouron et al. In ATC ’18, Jul. 2018.|
|4||9/14||hypervisor-guest communication||Johnson||The Design and Implementation of Hyperupcalls. Nadav Amit and Michael Wei. In ATC ’18, Jul. 2018.|
|5||9/21||low-latency storage||Kulkarni||Practice talk: Splinter: Bare-Metal Extensions for Multi-Tenant Low-Latency Storage. Chinmay Kulkarni et al. In OSDI ’18, Oct. 2018.|
|6||9/28||performance characterization||Maricq||Practice talk: Taming Performance Variability. Aleksander Maricq et al. In OSDI ’18, Oct. 2018.|
|7||10/5||serverless computing||Li||Peeking Behind the Curtains of Serverless Platforms. Liang Wang et al. In ATC ’18, Jul. 2018.|
|8||10/12||—||—||no meeting — University fall break|
|9||10/19||secure computation in CDNs||Ahmed||Practice talk: Harpocrates: Giving Out Your Secrets and Keeping Them Too. Rufaida Amhed et al. In SEC ’18, Oct. 2018.|
|10||10/26||signal processing||Zhu||Enabling Signal Processing over Data Streams. Milos Nikolic et al. In SIGMOD ’17, May 2017.|
|11||11/2||metadata-private messaging||Shahini||Karaoke: Distributed Private Messaging Immune to Passive Traffic Analysis. Davad Lazar et al. In OSDI ’18, Oct. 2018.|
|12||11/9||network control-plane repair||Sarbhai||Automatically Repairing Network Control Planes Using an Abstract Representation. Aaron Gember-Jacobsen et al. In SOSP ’17, Oct. 2017.|
|13||11/16||OS architecture||Watson||LegoOS: A Disseminated, Distributed OS for Hardware Resource Disaggregation. Yizhou Shan et al. In OSDI ’18, Oct. 2018.|
|14||11/23||—||—||no meeting — Thanksgiving break|
|15||11/30||linking||Hatch||Software Multiplexing: Share Your Libraries and Statically Link Them Too. Will Dietz and Vikram Adve. In Proc. ACM on Programming Languages, 2(OOPSLA):154:1–154:26, Oct. 2018.|
|16||12/7||bitslicing||Cherkaev||Usuba: Optimizing & Trustworthy Bitslicing Compiler. Darius Mercadier et al. In WPMVP ’18, Feb. 2018.|
The fall 2018 offering of CS 7934 will cover a variety of systems topics, with an eye toward two goals.
The first is to increase participants' familiarity with recent and important results in the area of computer systems research. Attendees will read and discuss papers from recent and imminent top-tier systems conferences: e.g., SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, SIGCOMM, FAST, systems-related security conferences, and so on. Attendees will typically discuss one paper each week. Papers will be selected for their relevance to participants' research or upcoming Utah visitors. In contrast to some recent offerings of the seminar, there is no preset “focus topic” for fall 2018. One can anticipate, however, that the semester will include discussions about operating systems, distributed systems, cloud computing, datacenters, networking, and security.
The second is to be a venue for student presentations. Every student participating in the seminar will be required to lead at least one meeting during the semester. This may be a “formal” research presentation—ideally of a student's current work—or it may be an analysis of the research papers chosen for a seminar meeting.
CS 7934 is often called “the CSL seminar.” The name CSL is historic.
To get on the class mailing list, use Mailman to subscribe to csl-sem.
The course syllabus contains important information for students, including the course's policies on grading and cheating.
Students may enroll for one (1) credit.
Those taking the course for credit must read all of the assigned papers, submit a short summary of each assigned paper prior to class (PDF, LaTeX), participate in each discussion, and facilitate at least one seminar meeting during the semester. Refer to the syllabus for further information.
Upcoming and recent conference proceedings are good sources of papers for discussion. Below are links to some relevant conference series.
|Spring 2018||no focus topic chosen; many SOSP ’17 papers|
|Fall 2017||no focus topic chosen|
|Spring 2017||no focus topic chosen|
|Fall 2016||no focus topic chosen; many SIGCOMM ’16 papers|
|Spring 2016||no focus topic chosen|
|Fall 2015||no focus topic chosen; many systems security papers|
|Spring 2015||no focus topic chosen|
|Fall 2014||no focus topic chosen; many OSDI ’14 papers|
|Spring 2014||no focus topic chosen; many systems security papers|
|Fall 2013||no focus topic chosen; many SOSP ’13 papers|
|Spring 2013||reversible and “time-traveling” debugging|
|Fall 2012||modern networking and network management; peer-review process|
|Spring 2012||systems approaches to dynamic problem detection and repair|
|Fall 2011||datacenter architectures and issues|
|Spring 2011||malicious software, i.e., malware|
|Fall 2010||systems approaches to security|
|Spring 2010||testbed-like infrastructures for cloud computing and scientific computing|
|Fall 2009||no focus topic chosen; many SOSP ’09 papers|
|Fall 2008||no focus topic chosen; many OSDI ’08 papers|
|Summer 2008||no focus topic chosen; informal biweekly meetings|
|Spring 2008||no focus topic chosen|
|Fall 2007||no focus topic chosen; many SOSP ’07 papers|
|Fall 2006||no focus topic chosen; many OSDI ’06 papers|
|Fall 2005||no focus topic chosen; many SOSP ’05 papers|
|Spring 2005||no focus topic chosen; many NSDI ’05 papers|