May 2020

  1. Our work on the open-source computer system usage and failure repository, Fresco, gets profiled in a Purdue news story.
    College of Engineering, ITaP Research Computing team studies supercomputer reliability (May 5, 2020)
    And in an NSF news story:
    Research computing team studies supercomputer reliability: Reliability required in areas such as infectious disease modeling (May 22, 2020)
    This work is being featured in a paper accepted to the 50th International Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) Symposium:

  2. 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,” Accepted to appear at the 50th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), pp. 1–13, June 2020. (Acceptance rate: 48/291 = 16.5%)
  3. Our work on online reconfiguration for distributed databases, Sophia, gets profiled in a Purdue news story.
    System designed to improve database performance for health care, IoT (May 5, 2020)
    This work shows how one can reconfigure a distributed database when workload characteristics change. For the first time, our solution can estimate what will be the benefit of the reconfiguration and the transient performance impact of the reconfiguration, over a future window of time. It then initiates the reconfiguration only when the benefit outweighs the cost. It also maintains data availability and respects the consistency requirements throughout. The paper appeared at Usenix ATC 2019 and is under submission to the USPTO for a patent.

  4. Ashraf Mahgoub, Paul Wood, Alexander Medoff, Subrata Mitra (Adobe Research), FolkerMeyer (Argonne National Lab), Somali Chaterji, and Saurabh Bagchi, “Sophia: Online reconfiguration of Clustered NoSQL Databases for Time-VaryingWorkloads,”At the 2019 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (Usenix ATC), pp. 223-240, July 10-12, 2019, Renton, WA. (Acceptance rate: 71/356 = 19.9%)