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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more