CS 7934 — Computer Systems Seminar, Spring 2010
Fridays, 2:00–3:00 PM, 3485 MEB
The spring 2010 offering of CS 7934 will cover a variety of systems
topics, but with an eye toward three goals.
The first is to increase participants' understanding of testbed-like
infrastructures for cloud computing and scientific computing. We will
study publications at the intersections of these fields, toward the goal of
better understanding how these topics are connected and relate to one
another. How are testbeds like Emulab,
PlanetLab, and GENI related to the emerging notions of cloud
computing? How should testbeds and clouds be designed so that they support
experiments not only in computer science, but also in computational
The second is to be a venue for student presentations. Every
student participating in the seminar will be required to give at least one
“formal” research presentation during the semester. Ideally
these will be presentations of students' current work, but other topics are
The third is to stay abreast of papers from recent or imminent top-tier
systems conferences: e.g., SOSP, OSDI, NSDI, SIGCOMM, and so on. Papers
will be selected for their relevance to participants' research or upcoming
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.
Although the course is listed as “variable credit,” the course is
only available for one (1) credit in most circumstances. If you want to
take the course for more than one credit, you will need to get approval from
Those taking the course for credit must read all of the papers, submit a
short summary of each paper prior to class (PDF,
participate in each discussion, and make at least one research presentation.
We urge students to sign up for one credit if you're going to be attending
(You can check out what we did last semester here.)
||no meeting — organizational email
||cloud computing background
the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing.
Armbrust et al.
Technical Report UCB/EECS-2009-28.
Katarzyna Keahey et al.
IEEE Internet Computing, 13(5):43–51,
Clouds: Early Experiences in Cloud Computing for Scientific
Katarzyna Keahey et al.
In CCA '08,
Evaluation of Amazon's Grid Computing Services: EC2, S3 and SQS.
Simson L. Garfinkel.
Harvard School for Engineering and Applied Sciences Technical Report
Amazon S3 for
Science Grids: A Viable Solution?
Mayur R. Palankar et al.
In DADC '08,
Infrastructure Management in Private and Hybrid Clouds.
Borja Sotomayor et al.
IEEE Internet Computing, 13(5):14–22,
Management of Cluster-Based Services in the Cloud.
Rafael Moreno-Vozmediano et al.
In ACDC '09,
using Safe and Transparent Network Interface Virtualization.
Ram et al.
In VEE 2009,
VMM-Bypass Capable InfiniBand Devices using Memory Introspection.
Ranadive et al.
In HPCVirt 2009,
components for data storage
||In 3147 MEB, 11:50 AM–12:40 PM:
by Brady Kimball, Director of Graphical Interfaces,
At the usual time and place:
Frost et al.
In SOSP '07,
Storage with Anvil.
Mammarella et al.
In SOSP '09,
||no meeting — student research posters
The Right File at the Right Time.
Veeraraghavan et al.
In FAST '10,
MapReduce Performance in Heterogeneous Environments.
Zaharia et al.
In OSDI '08,
Parallel DBMSs: Friends or Foes?
Stonebraker et al.
||no meeting — University spring break
Operating System Virtualization: A Scalable, High-Performance
Alternative to Hypervisors.
Soltesz et al.
In EuroSys '07,
Operating System Support for Restartable File Systems.
Sundararaman et al.
In FAST '10,
Integrated Lease Management and Partitioning for Cloud Services.
Adya et al.
In NSDI '10,
April 2010. To appear.
||In 3760 WEB, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM:
Distinguished SCI Seminar:
Complexity in Emerging Cyber-Ecosystems — Exploring the Role of
Autonomics in Emerging Computational Applications” by
Parashar, NSF and Rutgers University
Cloud Computing: A View of Scientific Applications.
Vecchiola et al.
In ISPAN 2009,
in the Cloud.
Rehr et al.
Computing in Science and Engineering, 2010. To appear.
||At 11:30 AM:
and Grid Computing 360-Degree Compared.
Foster et al.
Computing Environments Workshop (GCE) '08,
Toward a Cloud
Computing Research Agenda.
Birman et al.
SIGACT News, 40(2):68–80,
Science-Cloud-Related Papers, Whitepapers, Etc.
Science-Cloud-Related Projects and Software
Other Potential Papers
For general systems topics, papers from upcoming/recent
SenSys, and similar
conference proceedings are good sources of papers for discussion.