University of Washington Cloud

Workshop - 2017


The University of Washington Workshop on the Future of Cloud Computing was conducted on Friday, March 31, 2017 on the University of Washington campus in the Husky Union Building (HUB).

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DNA-based Archival Storage
Professor Luis Ceze presents "A DNA-based Archival Storage System" to the audience during the afternoon technical session.


UW research centers, groups and labs that were represented included (1) the Security and Privacy Research Laboratory, (2) the Molecular Information Systems Lab, (3) the Computer Systems Lab, (4) the Center for Future Architectures Research, (5) the Programming Languages and Software Engineering Group, and (6) SAMPA.


There were several technical presentations during the day by professors, students and industry scientists and engineers. Companies presenting included CAVIUM, FACEBOOK, INTEL, MICROSOFT, SANDISK and XILINX.  Several research posters were presented by grad students from UW.


The speakers and presentation titles are listed below. The agenda, abstracts, and bios are posted on the agenda page.

  • Tom Anderson, UW, "High Performance RPC Packet Processing with FlexNIC"
  • Doug Burger, Microsoft , "Running Hardware Microservices on Configurable Clouds"
  • Luis Ceze, UW, "A DNA-based Archival Storage System"
  • Derek Chickles, Cavium, "Intelligent NICS for the Data Center"
  • Kim Hazelwood, Facebook, "Scalable Performance in Facebook Data Centers"
  • Arvind Krishnamurthy, UW, "What Can We Do with Programmable Switches?"
  • Pankaj Mehra, Sandisk, "Evolutionary Changes, Revolutionary Implications: Persistent Memory in the Data Center"
  • Dan Ports, UW, "Rethinking Distributed Systems for the Datacenter"
  • Franziska Roesner, UW, "Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality Platforms"
  • Gabriel Southern, Intel, "FPGAs in the Data Center"
  • Michael Taylor, UW, "Specializing the Planet's Computation: ASIC Clouds"
  • Kees Vissers, Xilinx, "A Framework for Reduced Precision Neural Networks on FPGAs"


Programmable Switches
Professor Arvind Krishnamurthy (left ) presents "What Can We Do with Programmable Switches?" Professor Franzi Roesner (right) presents "Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality Platforms"


DNA-based Archival Storage
Avinash Sodani (Cavium) and Doug Burger (Microsoft) chat during the morning break.

 

DNA-based Archival Storage
Dr. Kim Hazelwood of Facebook presented "Scalable Performance in Facebook Data Centers" in the afternoon session.


research on data center networking
Qiao Zhang (left), a 4th year PhD student at UW describes his research on data center networking during the Poster Session. Qiao is advised by Professors Tom Anderson and Arvind Krishnamurthy.

research on data center networking
Professor Tom Anderson talks with his grad student Antoine Kaufmann during the Poster Session.


research on data center networking
PhD student Liang Luo describes his research on new methods to linearly scale deep neural net training on clusters using in-network aggregation.


research on data center networking
Jialin Li won the Best Poster Award for "Just Say No to Paxos Overhead: Replacing Consensus with Network Ordering". He is congratulated by Bobbie Manne (Cavium), Rajiv Dhawan (Samsung), and Pankaj Mehra (Western Digital/SanDisk). Jialin is a 5th year PhD student advised by Professors Dan Ports and Arvind Krishnamurthy.


research on data center networking
Qiao Zhang won the Samsung Galaxy Tablet. He correctly answered the skill question posed by Professor Luis Ceze, “What is PAXOS?” Qiao is congratulated by Samsung attendees John Martin and Rajiv Dhawan.

 

research on data center networking
Several of the Workshop attendees gathered for a group photo as they enjoyed pizza and each other’s company after the awards were presented at the end of the day.