The journey of real-life industry work behind an OSDI paper — global capacity management for millions of servers

As a new hire at Meta (formerly Facebook) in 2020, I was unbelievably fortunate to be entrusted with the question of how we should manage the company’s global server capacity at the scale of millions of servers. I was entrusted with this work despite having zero background in capacity management, and against all odds, not … Read more

Perspect — Exploiting essential characteristics of performance issues for automatic performance diagnosis 

Editor’s Note: Perspect is an innovative performance debugging tool developed by Jenny Ren and the team. It introduces a novel concept known as Relational Debugging. The key idea of relational debugging is to analyze the “relation” between runtime events and use relations to explain performance issues. In her OSDI’23 paper, Jenny makes the analogy between … Read more

SIGOPS’ Response to Community Feedback on the Frequency of the SOSP and OSDI

In late 2019 some members of the systems research community came together to present a proposal that SOSP, the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, and OSDI, the USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation, be held annually rather than biennially. Their goal was to support the publication of more work produced by the … Read more