OPERATING SYSTEMS IICOMS E6118, Dept of Computer Science, Columbia University
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The dates and students assigned for each paper presentation are listed below. For each paper, one student is assigned to present the paper. The presentation should present a technical overview of the paper and argue the merits and flaws of the paper. Each paper presentation should be 25-30 minutes, including discussion. There will be 2 paper presentations per class. All students are required to read the papers before they are presented.

Presentations will be graded based on apparent understanding of the material in the paper, presentation style, and entertainment value. All students will be expected to make paper presentations. To avoid being assigned a paper that you do not want to present, you should volunteer early for your paper selection. If a paper has not yet been assigned two student presenters and you would like to volunteer to present it, just send email to the instructor to sign up.

In creating your presentations, you are free to use any additional material beyond the content of the paper. For instance, you can reference other papers that may discuss similar work. However, the presentation should represent your own viewpoint, and you should clearly cite any other work you use for your presentations. Failure to make proper citations will adversely affect your presentation grade.

The class will be held in an AcIS Electronic Classroom and we strongly encourage you to use the presentation equipment available there. This link describes the facilities available. You may also use other presentation media, but you will be responsible for providing your own A/V equipment.

January 17 - First day of class

January 24
January 31
February 7

  • Abel Gordon, Nadav Amit, Nadav Har'El, Muli Ben-Yehuda, Alex Landau, Assaf Schuster, and Dan Tsafrir, "ELI: Bare-Metal Performance for I/O Virtualization", Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), London, UK, March 2012.

  • Muli Ben-Yehuda, Michael D. Day, Zvi Dubitzky, Michael Factor, Nadav Har'El, Abel Gordon, Anthony Liguori, Orit Wasserman, and Ben-Ami Yassour, "The Turtles Project: Design and Implementation of Nested Virtualization", Proceedings of the 9th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 2010.
February 14
February 21 - No class
February 28
March 7 - Midterm project presentations
March 14 - Spring break, no class
March 21
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18
April 25 - Final project presentations

Jason Nieh, nieh@cs.columbia.edu