Contact Information
MAST Group
Room 350, Gates
353 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University working with Prof. Christos Kozyrakis on datacenter architecture and systems.


I am joining the Computer Engineering Departement at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) as an Assistant Professor in Winter 2017/2018!


I am a Visiting Faculty Researcher at Google from Spring 2017 to Fall 2017. If you like to meet on Stanford campus please write me an email.


Fall 2016: CS316 Advanced Multi-core Systems
Spring 2016: EE282 Computer Systems Architecture
Fall 2015: CS316 Advanced Multi-core Systems


  • Ana Klimovic, Heiner Litz, Christos Kozyrakis
    ReFlex: Remote Flash == Local Flash
    in the 22nd International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'22), 2017
  • Heiner Litz, Benjamin Braun, David Cheriton
    EXCITE-VM: Extending the Virtual Memory System to Support Snapshot Isolation Transactions
    in the 25th International Confernce on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT'25), 2016
  • Heiner Litz, Ricardo J. Dias, David Cheriton
    Efficient Correction of Anomalies in Snapshot Isolation Transactions
    in ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO), 2015
  • Heiner Litz, David Cheriton, Amin Firozshahian, Omid Azizi, J. Peter Stevenson
    SI-TM: Improving Transactional Memory Abort Rates through Snapshot Isolation
    in Proceedings of the 19th Internation Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'19), March 2014
  • Bo Wang, Heiner Litz, David Cheriton
    HICAMP Bitmap: Space-efficient Updatable Bitmap Index for In-memory Databases
    In 10th International Workshop on Data Management on New Hardware (DAMON'10), June 2014
  • Michael Chan, Heiner Litz, David Cheriton
    Rethinking Network Stack Design with Memory Snapshots
    in Proceedings of the 14th Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS'14)
  • Holger Fröning, Mondrian Nüssle, Heiner Litz, Christian Leber and Ulrich Brüning
    On Achieving High Message Rates
    in Proceedings of the 13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid-2013), May 13-16, 2013, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Heiner Litz, Christian Leber, Benjamin Geib
    DSL Programmable Engine for High Frequency Trading Acceleration
    in Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on High Performance Computational Finance (WHPCF-2011), co-located with SC11, November 13th, 2011, Seattle, USA
  • Christian Leber, Benjamin Geib, Heiner Litz
    High Frequency Trading Acceleration using FPGAs
    in Proceedings of the 21rd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL'21), September 5-7, 2011, Chania, Greece
  • Heiner Litz, Maximilian Thürmer, Ulrich Brüning
    TCCluster: A Cluster Architecture Utilizing the Processor Host Interface as a Network Interconnect
    in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER), September 20-24, 2010, Heraklion, Greece
  • Holger Fröning and Heiner Litz
    Efficient Hardware Support for the Partitioned Global Address Space
    in Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Communication Architecture for Clusters (IPDPSW), co-located with the 24th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2010), April 19, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Heiner Litz, Holger Fröning, Maximilian Thürmer, Ulrich Brüning
    An FPGA based Verification Platform for HyperTransport 3.x
    in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL'19), August 31 - September 2, 2009, Prag, Czech Republic
  • Heiner Litz, Holger Fröning, Ulrich Brüning
    A HyperTransport 3 Physical Layer Interface for FPGAs
    in Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC'6) , March 16 - 18, 2009, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Best paper award!
  • Holger Fröning, Heiner Litz, Ulrich Brüning
    Efficient Virtualization of Network Interfaces
    in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Networks (ICN'8), March 1-6, 2009, Guadeloupe/France
  • Benjamin Kalisch, Alexander Giese, Heiner Litz, Ulrich Brüning
    HyperTransport 3 Core: A Next Generation Host Interface with Extremely High Bandwidth
    in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on HyperTransport Research and Applications (WHTRA-2009), February 12th, 2009, Mannheim, Germany
  • Heiner Litz, Holger Fröning, Mondrian Nüssle,  Ulrich Brüning
    VELO: A Novel Communication Engine for Ultra-low Latency Message Transfers
    In Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2008), Sep. 8 - 12, 2008, Portland, USA
    Best paper award!

  • Mondrian Nüssle, Holger Fröning, Alexander Giese, Heiner Litz, David Slogsnat, Ulrich Brüning
    A Hypertransport based low-latency reconfigurable testbed for message-passing developments
    in Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop Kommunikation in Clusterrechnern und Clusterverbundsystemen (KiCC'07), TU Chemnitz, February 2007.
  • Holger Fröning, Mondrian Nüssle, David Slogsnat, Heiner Litz, Ulrich Brüning
    The HTX-Board: A Rapid Prototyping Station
    in Proceedings of the 3rd annual FPGAworld Conference (FPGA-2006), Nov. 16, 2006, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Yun Ding, Heiner Litz
    Creating Multiplatform User Interfaces by Annotation and Adaptation'
    Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI'11), Sydney, Australia, 29 January 2006 -- 1 February 2006
  • Yun Ding, Heiner Litz, Dennis Pfisterer
    A graphical single-authoring framework for building multi-platform user interfaces
    Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Aided Design of User Interfaces (CADUI), held with the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI'9), Funchal, Portugal, 14-16 January 2004
  • Yun Ding, Heiner Litz, Rainer Malaka and Dennis Pfisterer
    On Programming Information Agent Systems - An Integrated Hotel Reservation Service as Case Study
    Proceedings of the first German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies (MATES'03), 2003