Portrait of Ed Nightingale

Ed Nightingale

Systems Researcher and Software Engineer

About

Ed Nightingale is a systems researcher and software engineer. Ed has authored papers in top systems conferences such as OSDI and SOSP. He has co-authored 20 conference and journal publications, has won 7 best paper awards, and even helped to set the world record in disk-to-disk sorting (http://sortbenchmark.org). He has also worked as an engineer and as an engineering manager running a large-scale distributed storage service. Ed is deeply familiar with agile engineering software development practices and he really enjoys building large-scale systems.

Projects

Singularity

Established: July 9, 2003

OS and tools for building dependable systems. The Singularity research codebase and design evolved to become the Midori advanced-development OS project. While never reaching commercial release, at one time Midori powered all of Microsoft's natural language search service for the…

Publications

2015

2012

Flat Datacenter Storage
Jeremy Elson, Jinliang Fan, Owen Hofmann, Jon Howell, Yutaka Suzue, Ed Nightingale, in To Appear in the 10th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '12), 10th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI 2012), USENIX, October 1, 2012, View abstract, Download PDF

2011

2010

2009

2008

Rethink the Sync
Edmund B. Nightingale, , Peter M. Chen, Jason Flinn, Ed Nightingale, in ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., September 1, 2008, View abstract, Download PDF

2007

2006

Rethink the Sync
Edmund B. Nightingale, , Peter M. Chen, Jason Flinn, Ed Nightingale, in Seventh Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '06) Won best paper award., October 1, 2006, View abstract, Download PDF

2005

2004

2003

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