The SIGOPS Blog

Editors:
Tianyin Xu, Akshitha Sriraman, Zhaoguo Wang, and Baris Kasikci

How Did Professors Find Their Jobs? Part 1: Diversity in Experiences

Editor’s notes: The new faculty job search season is approaching. We invite newly-hired professors to share their experiences and practices of faculty job search, in the hope of providing valuable information for new faculty candidates to know more about the process and prepare their search accordingly. We invite Manuel Rigger to open up the series.

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Fish in a Barrel: an insider’s retrospective of the SOSP’09 multikernel paper

Editor’s notes: We invite SIGOPS Hall of Fame (HoF) winners to write about backstories behind the HoF work. In this article, Andrew Baumann wrote an insider’s retrospective of the 2009 SOSP (and recent SIGOPS HoF) paper “The Multikernel: A new OS architecture for scalable multicore systems“. Andrew is a researcher in the Systems Group at Microsoft Research Redmond. His research

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There and back again: My journey through the world of RDMA and fast RPCs

Editor’s notes: We invite SIGOPS award winners to write about backstories behind the award-winning work. In this article, Anuj Kalia shares his journey of his PhD dissertation–“Efficient Remote Procedure Calls for Datacenters”–which received the Honorable Mention for the 2020 Dennis M. Ritchie Award. Anuj is a Senior Researcher in Azure for Operators’ Office of the CTO.

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How Are Award-winning Systems Research Artifacts Prepared (Episode 2)

Editor’s notes: As more and more systems research conferences start to adopt artifact evaluation (AE), we invite Manuel Rigger and Arpan Gujarati to share their practices and experience on preparing award-winning systems research artifacts — their artifacts received the Distinguished Artifact Awards at OSDI’20.  In the first edition, Manuel shared his practice of building and maintaining SQLancer, an automatic testing tool

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People of Systems & Architecture: Karin Strauss & Luis Ceze

With most systems and architecture conferences taking the online route, we figured it’s a great time to get to know a few people in the systems/architecture research community. People of Systems & Architecture is a series of interviews conducted since last year, and continues in the same vein as the People of PL, People of POPL, and the People of

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How Are Award-winning Systems Research Artifacts Prepared (Episode 1)

Editor’s notes: As more and more systems research conferences start to adopt artifact evaluation (AE), we invite Manuel Rigger and Arpan Gujarati to share their practices and experience on preparing award-winning systems research artifacts — their artifacts received the Distinguished Artifact Awards at OSDI’20.  In the first edition, Manuel Rigger from ETH Zurich will tell

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