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  • Christos Kozyrakis gave a keynote talk titled "The Role of Hardware in Datacenter Efficiency" at the ICT Multicore day. Slides and a video are available here

  • Christos Kozyrakis gave a keynote talk titled "Towards Resource Efficient Cloud Computing" at the HiPEAC Computing Systems Week

  • Christina Delimitrou's paper on Tarcil has been accepted to the International Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC'15). Tarcil is a distributed scheduler that reconciles the high quality of decisions by centralized systems, and the low scheduling latency of distributed sampling-based designs. SOCC will take place in Kohala Coast, Hawaii in August 27-29, 2015.

  • Christos Kozyrakis, associate professor of electrical engineering, has won the 2015 Maurice Wilkes Award "for outstanding contributions to transactional memory technologies.” The Maurice Wilkes Award is given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (ACM SIGARCH) for outstanding contributions to computer architecture made by individuals in the first 20 years of their careers.

    Kozyrakis' research focuses on making computer systems of any size faster, cheaper and better for the environment. His current work focuses on the hardware architecture, runtime environment, programming models, and security infrastructure for warehouse-scale data centers and many-core chips with thousands of general-purpose cores and fixed functions accelerators.

    The award is named after Sir Maurice Wilkes, a pioneer of computing systems who made fundamental contributions to the field early in his career.

  • David Lo's paper on "Heracles: Improving Resource Efficiency at Scale" has been accepted to the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA). The conference will be held in Portland, OR on June 13-17, 2015.

  • David Lo's poster on "Heracles: Improving Resource Efficiency at Scale" (his upcoming ISCA paper) won a research award at the 2015 DiscoverEE Days at Stanford. 

  • We have worked with Google to develop Perfkit, a framework for cloud performance benchmarking. One of the most interesting benchmarks in the suite is OLDIsim, that models the distributed, fan-out nature of many modern applications with tight tail latency requirements, such as Google Search and some NoSQL database applications. The original version of OLDsim was developed by David Lo. 

    Perfkit and OLDIsim are now open-source on Github. 

  • Congratulations to Ana Klimovic for receiving a PhD fellowship from Microsoft Research.

  • Prof. Christos Kozyrakis and Christina Delimitrou are organizing in collaboration with professors Lingjia Tang and Jason Mars from the University of Michigan the first workshop on Resource-Efficient Cloud Computing (REC2). The workshop will be held with ISCA-42 on June 13th in Portland, Oregon. ISCA this year is colocated with FCRC which includes several conferences in areas of systems and theory.

    If you are working on areas related to improving the efficiency of large-scale systems, consider submitting to the workshop. We are aiming for a mix of early idea position papers, and invited talks from key people in the industry. The paper submission deadline is March 30th. For more details take a look at the workshop's website.