The dates and students assigned for each paper presentation are listed
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.
The other students in the class will then take sides and render judgement on the paper in
a manner similar to what is done by a program committee for a
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
The class will be held in an AcIS Electronic Classroom and we strongly
encourage you to use the presentation equipment available there. This
describes the facilities available. You may also use other
presentation media, but you will be responsible for providing your own
January 19 - First day of class
- Roy Levin and David D. Redell, "An Evaluation of the Ninth SOSP Submissions", Operating Systems Review, 17(3), July 1983, pp. 35-40.
- Alan Jay Smith, "The Task of the Referee", IEEE Computer, 23(4), April 1990, pp. 65-71.
- How to Give a Talk by Margo Seltzer.
- How to
Have a Bad Career in Academia by Dave Patterson.
- Butler W. Lampson, "Hints for Computer System Design", Operating Systems Review, 15(5), October 1983, pp. 33-48.
- Jerome H. Saltzer, David P. Reed, and David D. Clark, "End-To-End Arguments in System Design", ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 2(4), pp. 277-288, November 1984.
- Edouard Bugnion, Scott Devine, and Mendel Rosenblum, "Disco: Running Commodity Operating Systems on Scalable Multiprocessors", Proceedings of the 16th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP), October 1997, Saint Malo, France. (Jonathan)
- Christoffer Dall and Jason Nieh, "KVM/ARM: The Design and Implementation of the Linux ARM Hypervisor", Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), Salt Lake City, UT, March 2014. (Jacob)
- 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. (Joel)
- 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. (Andrew)
- Steven Osman, Dinesh Subhraveti, Gong Su, and Jason Nieh, "The Design and Implementation of Zap: A System for Migrating Computing Environments", Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), Boston, MA, December 2002. (Jonathan)
- Shaya Potter and Jason Nieh, "Apiary: Easy-to-use Desktop Application Fault Containment on Commodity Operating Systems", Proceedings of the 2010 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX 2010), Boston, MA, June 2010. (Miguel)
March 8 - Midterm project presentations
- Jeremy Andrus, Christoffer Dall, Alex Van't Hof, Oren Laadan, and Jason Nieh, "Cells: A Virtual Mobile Smartphone Architecture", Proceedings of the 23rd Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP), Cascais, Portugal, October 2011. (Jennifer)
- Hyojun Kim, Nitin Agrawal, and Cristian Ungureanu, "Revisiting Storage for Smartphones", Proceedings of the Tenth USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, San Jose, CA, February 2012. (Joel)
March 15 - Spring break, no class
- Jeffrey Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, "MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters", Proceedings of the 6th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI 2004), San Francisco, CA, December 2004. (Andrew)
- James C. Corbett, Jeffrey Dean, Michael Epstein, Andrew Fikes, Christopher Frost, JJ Furman, Sanjay Ghemawat, Andrey Gubarev, Christopher Heiser, Peter Hochschild, Wilson Hsieh, Sebastian Kanthak, Eugene Kogan, Hongyi Li, Alexander Lloyd, Sergey Melnik, David Mwaura, David Nagle, Sean Quinlan, Rajesh Rao, Lindsay Rolig, Yasushi Saito, Michal Szymaniak, Christopher Taylor, Ruth Wang, and Dale Woodford, "Spanner: Google's Globally-Distributed Database", Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI 2012), Hollywood, CA, October 2012. (Miguel, Jennifer)
April 26 - Final project presentations