NSDI ’17 and Microsoft Research

We are excited to be part of 14th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ’17) at the Boston Marriot Wharf in Boston, MA, March 27-29, 2017. NSDI focuses on the design principles, implementation, and practical evaluation of networked and distributed systems.

Microsoft is a Silver sponsor and proud to have 9 papers been accepted, all of which our researchers in computer systems and networking were involved with. Learn more about our research being presented at NSDI ’17 from the list of Accepted papers below.

Program Committee chairs

Sharad Agarwal, Senior Researcher
Anirudh Badam, Researcher
Ranveer Chandra, Principal Researcher
Srikanth Kandula, Senior Researcher
Dave Maltz, Partner Group Software Engineering Manager

Poster session co-chair

Anirudh Badam, Researcher

Accepted papers

Evaluating the Power of Flexible Packet Processing for Network Resource Allocation
Naveen Kr. Sharma, Antoine Kaufmann, and Thomas Anderson, University of Washington; Changhoon Kim, Barefoot Networks; Arvind Krishnamurthy, University of Washington; Jacob Nelson, Microsoft Research; Simon Peter, The University of Texas at Austin

Skip-Correlation for Multi-Power Wireless Carrier Sensing
Romil Bhardwaj, Krishna Chintalapudi, and Ramachandran Ramjee, Microsoft Research

Live Video Analytics at Scale with Approximate and Delay-Tolerant Processing
Haoyu Zhang, Microsoft and Princeton University; Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Peter Bodik, Matthai Philipose, and Victor Bahl, Microsoft; Michael J. Freedman, Princeton University

CherryPick: Adaptively Unearthing the Best Cloud Configurations
Omid Alipourfard, Yale University; Jianshu Chen and Hongqiang Liu, Microsoft Research; Shivaram Venkataraman, University of California, Berkeley; Minlan Yu, Yale University; Ming Zhang, Alibaba

AgriBeats: An IoT Platform for Data-Driven Agriculture
Deepak Vasisht, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Zerina Kapetanovic, University of Washington; Jongho Won, Purdue University; Xinxin Jin, University of California, San Diego; Ranveer Chandra, Sudipta Sinha, Ashish Kapoor, and Madhusudhan Gumbalapura Sudarshan, Microsoft; Sean Stratman, Dancing Crow Farm

RAIL: A Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Links in Data Center Networks
Danyang Zhuo, University of Washington; Monia Ghobadi, Ratul Mahajan, Amar Phanishayee, and Xuan Kelvin Zou, Microsoft; Hang Guan, Columbia University; Arvind Krishnamurthy and Thomas Anderson, University of Washington

TuX2: Distributed Graph Computation for Machine Learning
Wencong Xiao, Beihang University; Jilong Xue, Youshan Miao, Cheng Chen, and Ming Wu, Microsoft Research; Wei Li, Beihang University; Lidong Zhou, Microsoft Research

Correct by Construction Networks Using Stepwise Refinement
Leonid Ryzhyk, Samsung Research America; Nikolaj Bjørner, Microsoft Research; Marco Canini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Jean-Baptiste Jeannin, Cole Schlesinger, and Douglas B. Terry, Samsung Research America; George Varghese, University of California, Los Angeles

VFP: A Virtual Switch Platform for Host SDN in the Public Cloud
Daniel Firestone, Microsoft