Thursday: HadoopDB and PLFS.
11/17/11 - Papers for next week
We will read some papers from the last SOSP conference. Please take a look and see if there is anything that interests you: http://sigops.org/sosp/sosp11/current/index.html
11/14/11 - Papers for this week
Tuesday: Paper 2 in Reliability and Fault Tolerance (by Chou et al.) and Paper 1 in Miscellanea.
Thursday: Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Performance Evaluation
11/3/11 - Papers for next week (Shinpei Kato email@example.com)
Tuesday: realtime systems -- Scott's RBED paper (see the reading list) and Raj's RK paper
Thursday: virtual machines -- one traditional paper and one modern paper .
10/27/11 - Papers for next week -- For Tuesday: papers 5 and 6 in Communications and Distributed Systems. For Thursday, papers 1 and 2 in Scheduling.
10/17/11 - No office hours today! -- See you at the Seminar on Tuesday.
10/03/11 - No office hours today! -- See you in class on Tuesday.
09/30/11 - Edsger Dyjkstra on UCSC:
I found the UCSC campus not an inspiring place, and the longer I stayed
there, the more depressing it became. The place seemed most successful in
hiding all the usual symptoms of a seat of learning. In the four-person
apartment we occupied, only one of the four desks had a reading lamp, and
the chairs in front of the desks were so low that writing at the desks was
not comfortable. Probably it doesn 't matter. Can UCSC students write? Do
they need to? The notice boards showed ads from typing services "Grammar and
spelling corrected.". (One of these ads itself contained a spelling error!)
Blackboards were hardly sufficient ; there used to be neither bucket not sponge;
the acoustics were from bad to terrible; the PA systems in the large lecture
hall and in the theatre were inadequate; I did not find a US post office on
the --very isolated-- campus; all campus maps were incomplete, in mutual
disagreement and in disagreement with the campus itself; in the one and only
public place where we could meet in the evening --"Idler's Cafe"-- conversation
was impossible as the result of the summum of vulgarity: a row of
noisy pin-ball machines! And --as I am told: even by dormitory standards-- the
food was terrible. We had to share the food --and what was worse: also
the space in which to consume it-- with the participants in other "educational"
activities--such as a cheer-leaders school and a school of American football. There were musical instruments on the campus and there seemed to be even a
Bosendorfer, kept behind a well-locked door; initially I was annoyed by the
fact that access to it was denied to us, but the accessible Yamaha's were
in such a terrible shape that within half a month I had developed a certain
sympathy for the guy that protected the Bosendorfer against the prevailing
misuse. IIn short: the place breathed an atmosphere of uncivilization.
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