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 (Part 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

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 … Read more