Portrait of Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro

Principal Researcher

About

I work at Microsoft Research on distributed systems, networking, and security. Before joining MSR, I was a graduate student in the Programming Methodology Group at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, working on object-oriented databases and Byzantine fault tolerance.

Projects

FaRM

Established: June 8, 2016

FaRM is a new main memory distributed computing platform that exploits RDMA communication to improve both latency and throughput by an order of magnitude relative to state of the art main memory systems that use TCP/IP. FaRM exposes the memory of machines in the cluster as a shared address space. Applications execute distributed transactions that allocate, read, write, and free objects in the address space. Using transactions with strong consistency and high availability simplifies building…

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Stopping Internet Epidemics
Manuel Costa, Jon Crowcroft, Miguel Castro, Antony Rowstron, Lidong Zhou, Lintao Zhang, Paul Barham, Ant Rowstron, in Proceedings of the International Zurich Seminar on Communications (IZS'06), February 1, 2006, View abstract

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