August 2020

  1. Our work on creating the world’s most extensive public repository of computer system usage and failure data, Fresco, gets its second round of funding from the National Science Foundation. This is through the CISE Community Research Infrastructure  (CCRI) program. The project is joint between us and UT Austin. The folks involved here are Saurabh and collaborators from ITaP: Carol Song and Rajesh Kalyanam. Folks from UT Austin/TACC are: Bill Barth, Todd Evans, and Stephen Harrell. The funding is for $1.7M over 3 years.
    • NSF Award Abstract: Purdue, UT Austin
    • Our DSN paper on the analysis and insights from the current infrastructure, joint with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rakesh Kumar, Saurabh Jha, Ashraf Mahgoub, Rajesh Kalyanam, Stephen L. Harrell, Xiaohui Carol Song, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, William T. Kramer, Ravishankar K. Iyer, and Saurabh Bagchi, “The Mystery of the Failing Jobs: Insights from Operational Data from Two University-Wide Computing Systems,” At the 50th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), pp. 158-171, June 29-July 2, 2020. (Acceptance rate: 48/291 = 16.5%)