601.817: Selected Topics in Systems Research

Fall 2022

Fridays 1:30-2:45pm, Malone 222

Prof. Ryan Huang


601.817 is a weekly seminar organized by the OrderLab. It covers latest advances in the research of computer systems including operating systems, distributed system, mobile and cloud computing. Students will read and discuss recent papers in top systems conferences such as OSDI, SOSP, NSDI, EuroSys, MobiSys, ASPLOS and FAST.

Each week, one student will present the paper and lead the discussion for the week. Other students MUST read the paper to be presented before the seminar. Do not come to the seminar to read the paper. This seminar is supposed to generate in-depth discussions. It is impossible to do so without reading the paper first. During the reading group discussion, there might be some questions that were left unanswered and required further investigation. In that case, the discussion lead should start a email thread to systalk@cs.jhu.edu afterwards to follow up.

The focus topics covered in the papers vary semester to semester. Example topics include fault-tolerance, reliability, verification, energy efficiency, and virtualization. The presenter decides which paper to present. In general, select the papers that are relevant to your research project first (i.e., depth-first). If you are not sure, it is a good idea to check with me first before preparing the presentation. Also, try to avoid picking papers that have already been picked in the past (the past schedules are linked on the leftside menu).

The presentation announcements are sent via the mailing list systalk@cs.jhu.edu. Students who registered for the course please email me to sign up for the mailing list.


09/02/2022 Yuzhuo Jing

Virtual Machine Preserving Host Updates for Zero Day Patching in Public Cloud

Mark Russinovich, Naga Govindaraju, Melur Raghuraman, David Hepkin, Jamie Schwartz, and Arun Kishan, Microsoft

EuroSys '21 Paper
09/09/2022 Brian Choi

DURINN: Adversarial Memory and Thread Interleaving for Detecting Durable Linearizability Bugs

Xinwei Fu, Virginia Tech; Dongyoon Lee, Stony Brook University; Changwoo Min, Virginia Tech

OSDI '22 Paper
09/16/2022 Yigong Hu

MemLiner: Lining up Tracing and Application for a Far-Memory-Friendly Runtime

Chenxi Wang, Haoran Ma, Shi Liu, Yifan Qiao, Jonathan Eyolfson, and Christian Navasca, UCLA; Shan Lu, University of Chicago; Guoqing Harry Xu, UCLA

OSDI '22 Paper


09/30/2022 S.S. Diwangkara

SimBricks: end-to-end network system evaluation with modular simulation

Hejing Li, Jialin Li, Antoine Kaufmann

SIGCOMM '22 Paper
10/07/2022 Chang Lou

Carbink: Fault-Tolerant Far Memory

Yang Zhou, Harvard University; Hassan M. G. Wassel, Google; Sihang Liu, University of Virginia; Jiaqi Gao and James Mickens, Harvard University; Minlan Yu, Harvard University and Google; Chris Kennelly, Paul Turner, and David E. Culler, Google; Henry M. Levy, University of Washington and Google; Amin Vahdat, Google

OSDI '22 Paper


10/21/2022 Haoze Wu

Service-Level Fault Injection Testing

Christopher Meiklejohn, Andrea Estrada, Yiwen Song, Heather Miller, Rohan Padhye (Carnegie Mellon University)

SoCC '21 Paper