SEATTLE, WA, USA - JUNE 15-19, 2009

HotMetrics 2009: Program

Program Updated June 11, 2009

Second Workshop on Hot Topics in Measurement & Modeling of Computer Systems

June 19, 2009 - Seattle, WA

*Subject to Change*

Friday, June 19, 2009
08:15 -- 08:30
08:30 -- 09:30
Invited Talk: Krishna Kant, NSF and Intel Research

Modeling Challenges in Distributed Energy Adaptive Computing

Fueled by burgeoning online services, power and thermal issues are becoming a substantial issue in terms of cost and environmental impact both on the server (or data center) side and  client side.  This talk shall motivate an approach that puts power/thermal issues at the heart of distributed computing, and strives to dynamically adapt to energy related constraints in order to deliver an acceptable user experience. The talk will address how such an approach can enhance the sustainability of computing and will lay out algorithmic and modeling challenges in realizing the vision.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Krishna Kant has been with Intel Corp since 1997 where he has worked in a variety of research areas including traffic characterization, security/ robustness in the Internet, data center networking, utility computing, and power control of computer systems.  He is currently on a visiting appointment with the National Science Foundation. From 1991 to 1997, he was with Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) and worked on SS7 signaling and congestion control. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Penn State University. He is the author of the graduate text book "Introduction to Computer System Performance Modeling", McGraw Hill 1992. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas in 1981.
09:30 -- 10:00
  Coffee Break
10:00 -- 12:00
  Session I: Networks and Distributed Systems

Ganesha: Black-Box Diagnosis for MapReduce Systems
Xinghao Pan, Soila Kavulya, Jiaqi Tan, Rajeev Gandhi,
Priya Narasimhan (Carnegie Mellon University)

Discussant: Arif Merchant

Net-Replay: A New Network Primitive
Ashok Anand, Aditya Akella (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Discussant: Giuliano Casale

The Quest for Bandwidth Estimation Techniques for Large-Scale
Distributed Systems

Daniele Croce, Marco Mellia, Emilio Leonardi (Politecnico di Torino)
Discussant: John Lui

Do you know your IQ? A Research Agenda for Information Quality in Systems
Kimberly Keeton, Pankaj Mehra (HP Labs), John Wilkes (Google)
Discussant: Zhi-Li Zhang
12:00 -- 1:00pm
1:00 -- 3:00pm
  Session II: Information, Control, Automation

Automatically Generating Bursty Benchmarks for Multi-Tier Systems
Giuliano Casale (SAP Research), Amir Kalbasi, Diwakar
Krishnamurthy (University of Calgary), Jerry Rolia (HP Labs)
Discussant: Joe Hellerstein

Applying Control Theory in the Real World: Experience With
Building a Controller for the .NET Thread Pool

Joseph Hellerstein (Google), Vance Morrison, Eric Eilebrecht (Microsoft)
Discussant: Adam Wierman

Feasibility Regions: Exploiting Trade-Offs Between Power and
Performance in Disk Drives

Alma Riska (Seagate Research), Ningfang Mi (College of William
and Mary), Giuliano Casale (SAP Research), Evgenia Smirni (College of
William and Mary)
Discussant: Kim Keeton

Research on Online Social Networks: Time to Face the Real Challenges
Walter Willinger (AT&T Labs), Reza Rejaie, Mojtaba Torkjazi,
Masoud Valafar (University of Oregon), Mauro Maggioni (Duke
Discussant: Leana Golubchik
3:00 -- 3:30pm
  Coffee Break
3:30 -- 4:30pm
  Session III: Virtualization

Modeling Virtual Machine Performance: Challenges and Approaches
Omesh Tickoo, Ravishankar Iyer, Ramesh Illikkal, Don Newell (Intel)
Discussant: Ajay Gulati

Modeling Workloads and Devices for IO Load Balancing in Virtualized Environments
Ajay Gulati, Chethan Kumar, Irfan Ahmad (VMware)
Discussant: Alma Riska
4:30 -- 5:00pm
  Session IV: Open-Forum Discussions and Wrap-Up