News from 2011

The Register covers the KVM/ARM work

The British technology news website, The Register, discusses ARM virtualization and the work done by the “techies” at Columbia University. See the article at: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/30/xen_kvm_hypervisor_for_arm_chips/print.html

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Columbia team wins best paper award at SOSP

SOSP, a premier systems conference, single track, held once every two years, has given the best paper award to Cells: A Virtual Mobile Smartphone Architecture by Jeremy Andrus, Christoffer Dall, Alex Van’t Hof, Oren Laadan, Jason Nieh Smartphones are increasingly ubiquitous, and many users carry multiple phones to accommodate work, personal, and geographic mobility needs. The authors created Cells, a …

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Jason Nieh receives 2011 IBM Faculty Award

Jason Nieh has received a 2011 IBM Faculty Award. The IBM Faculty Award is a cash-only award given through a worldwide competitive program intended to recognize outstanding faculty and to promote innovative, collaborative research in disciplines of strategic interest to IBM.

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SOSP 2011 will feature 4 SSL Papers

This year’s SOSP will feature four papers from members of the Software Systems Laboratory:

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Junfeng Yang Awarded NSF Grant to Address Concurrency Errors

LOOM: a Language and System for Bypassing and Diagnosing Concurrency Errors. This project addresses programming challenges posed by the new trend in multicore computing. Multithreaded programs are difficult to write, test, and debug. They often contain numerous insidious concurrency errors, including data races, atomicity violations, and order violations, which we broadly define to be races. A good deal of prior …

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Roxana Geambasu from the University of Washington will join the CS faculty this Fall

Her research lies in the general operating systems area, centering on cloud computing and computer security. Cloud computing is the computing paradigm today, and likely will be in the foreseeable future; computer security is one of the biggest challenges in computer science. Geambasu has made astounding contributions to both areas. Her prior results have won her two Best Paper Awards …

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Junfeng Yang receives an NSF Career Award

Title: Making Threads More Deterministic by Memoizing Schedules Multithreaded programs are becoming increasingly critical driven by the rise of multicore hardware and the coming storm of cloud computing. Unfortunately, these programs remain difficult to write, test, and debug. A key reason for this difficulty is nondeterminism: different runs of a multithreaded program may show different behaviors depending on how the …

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