Microsoft Research @ NSDI ’19

Microsoft Research @ NSDI ’19

About

Microsoft is excited to be a Silver sponsor of the 16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation. NSDI ’19 focuses on the design principles, implementation, and practical evaluation of networked and distributed systems. The symposium provides a high-quality, single-track forum for presenting results and discussing ideas that further the knowledge and understanding of the networked systems community as a whole, continue a significant research dialog, or push the architectural boundaries of network services. Many of our researchers will be at NSDI and we encourage you to stop by our table in the exhibition area to learn about opportunities available at Microsoft.

USENIX Test of Time Award

Yongguang Zhang received the USENIX Test of Time Award for his paper, Sora: High Performance Software Radio Using General Purpose Multi-core Processors, published in the Proceedings of the 6th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, April 2009. He co-authored it with Kun Tan, Jiansong Zhang, Ji Fang, He Liu, Yusheng Ye, Shen Wang, Haitao Wu, Wei Wang, and Geoffrey M. Voelker.

Program Committee members

Ranjita Bhagwan
Srikanth Kandula
Jay Lorch (Program Chair)
Amar Phanishayee
Irene Zhang

Microsoft attendees

Jay Lorch
Jitu Padhye
Stefan Saroiu
Chen Liu
Ran Shu
Peng Cheng
Carlo Curino
Lihua Yuan
Tianrong Zhang
Longfei Shangguan
Himanshu Raj
Yongguang Zhang
Harsha Simhadri
Steven French
Suhas Jayaram Subramanya
Midhul Vuppalapati
Bill Bolosky
Tom Talpey
Daniel Fay
Konstantinos Karanasos
Ioan Stefanovici

Technical sessions

Invited Speakers

Tuesday, February 26

1:30 PM–3:10 PM | Modern Network Hardware

FreeFlow: Software-based Virtual RDMA Networking for Containerized Clouds
Daehyeok Kim, Tianlong Yu, Hongqiang Harry Liu, Yibo Zhu, Jitu PadhyeShachar Raindel, Chuanxiong Guo, Vyas Sekar, Srinivasan Seshan

Direct Universal Access: Making Data Center Resources Available to FPGA
Ran ShuPeng Cheng, Guo Chen, Zhiyuan Guo, Lei QuYongqiang Xiong, Derek ChiouThomas Moscibroda

3:40 PM–4:55 PM | Analytics

Hydra: a federated resource manager for data-center scale analytics
Carlo Curino, Subru KrishnanKonstantinos Karanasos, Sriram Rao, Giovanni M. Fumarola, Botong Huang, Kishore Chaliparambil, Arun Suresh, Young Chen, Solom Heddaya, Roni Burd, Sarvesh Sakalanaga, Chris Douglas, Bill Ramsey, Raghu Ramakrishnan

dShark: A General, Easy to Program and Scalable Framework for Analyzing In-network Packet Traces
Da Yu, Yibo Zhu, Behnaz Arzani, Rodrigo Fonseca, Tianrong Zhang, Karl Deng, Lihua Yuan

5:10 PM–6:25 PM | Data Center Network Architecture

Shoal: A Network Architecture for Disaggregated Racks
Vishal Shrivastav, Asaf Valadarsky, Hitesh BallaniPaolo Costa, Ki Suh Lee, Han Wang, Rachit Agarwal, Hakim Weatherspoon

Wednesday, February 27

3:40 PM–4:55 PM | Improving Machine Learning

BLAS-on-flash: An Efficient Alternative for Large Scale ML Training and Inference?
Suhas Jayaram SubramanyaHarsha Vardhan Simhadri, Srajan Garg, Anil KagVenkatesh Balasubramanian

Tiresias: A GPU Cluster Manager for Distributed Deep Learning
Juncheng Gu, Mosharaf Chowdhury, Kang G. Shin, Yibo Zhu, Myeongjae Jeon, Junjie Qian, Hongqiang Liu, Chuanxiong Guo

Thursday, February 28

8:30 AM–10:10 AM | Network Characterization

NetBouncer: Active Device and Link Failure Localization in Data Center Networks
Cheng Tan, Ze Jin, Chuanxiong Guo, Tianrong Zhang, Haitao Wu, Karl Deng, Dongming BiDong Xiang

Accepted posters

Wednesday, February 27 | 6:30 PM–8:00 PM

Hydra: a federated resource manager for data-center scale analytics
Carlo Curino, Subru KrishnanKonstantinos Karanasos, Sriram Rao, Giovanni M. Fumarola, Botong Huang, Kishore Chaliparambil, Arun Suresh, Young Chen, Solom Heddaya, Roni Burd, Sarvesh Sakalanaga, Chris Douglas, Bill Ramsey, Raghu Ramakrishnan

DeepEdge: A Network Edge for Deep Learning Workloads
Rahul Anand Sharma, Ranveer Chandra

Shoal: A Network Architecture for Disaggregated Racks
Vishal Shrivastav, Asaf Valadarsky, Hitesh BallaniPaolo Costa, Ki Suh Lee, Han Wang, Rachit Agarwal, Hakim Weatherspoon

Object Tracking with Battery-free WiFi-RFID Tags
Elahe Soltanaghaei, Bodhi Priyantha, Kamin Whitehouse