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Illinois Institute of Technology
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2nd Greater Chicago Area System Research Workshop (GCASR) 2013

Northwestern University, Evanston IL -- May 3rd, 2013

Workshop Program

We are pleased to announce that the final program is composed of 1 keynote presentation, 14 oral presentations, and 42 poster presentations (separated into session 1 and session 2). We have 57 workshop presenters, representing 11 different institutions (ANL, DePaul, Google, IIT, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, UChicago, UIC, UIUC, and Loyola). The workshop will start at 8AM with breakfast, and will end at 6:30PM. For a detailed program which includes all presentation titles and abstracts, click here.

In order for us to be prepared for the right number of people at this event, we ask everyone to please register ahead of time for the event. The registration deadline is Thursday April 25th, 2013. The event is free of charge, due to the generous financial sponsorship of Northwestern University. To register, click here.

Keynote Presentation

Oral Presentations (PDF)

8:00 - 8:30Breakfast
8:40 - 8:45Opening Remarks
Nikos Hardavellas, Northwestern
Ioan Raicu, IIT
8:45 - 9:30Keynote
Pete Beckman, ANL
 Session 1: Architecture, Embedded and Reconfigurable Systems
Session Chair: Zhiling Lan, IIT
9:50 - 9:15The 10x10 Project: Can we have both extreme energy efficiency and programmability?
Andrew A. Chien, UChicago
10:15 - 10:40Collectively Achieve Fairest Distribution of Discrete Resources with Limited Sharing: Complexity and Protocols
Wenjing Rao, UIC
10:40 - 10:55Break
 Session 2: HPC, Cloud, and Warehouse-scale Computing
Session Chair: Kamil Iskra, ANL
10:55 - 11:20Warehouse-scale Computing: Challenges and Opportunities
Nicholas Kidd, Google
11:20 - 11:45Scaling Up Without Blowing Up
Douglas Thain, Notre Dame
11:45 - 12:10Toward Smart HPC via Active Learning and Intelligent Scheduling
Zhiling Lan, IIT
12:25 - 1:05Lunch
1:05 - 1:50Poster Session 1
Distributed Systems and Storage
 Session 3: Networking and Storage
Session Chair: Boris Glavic, IIT
1:50 - 2:15Pushing experiments to the Internet's edge
Fabian E. Bustamante, Northwestern
2:15 - 2:40Increasing Network Resiliency by Optimally Assigning Diverse Variants to Routing Nodes
Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue
2:40 - 3:05Parallel Networks and Storage for Predictable End-to-End Data Movement
Eun-Sung Jung, ANL
3:05 - 3:30System Design Considerations of Big Data Processing
Xian-He Sun, IIT
3:30 - 4:15Break
Poster Session 2
Architecture, Data-bases, Networking, OS, Programming Languages, and Security
 Session 4: Operating Systems, Security & Databases
Session Chair: Jakob Eriksson, UIC
4:15 - 4:40Towards a Trustworthy Android Ecosystem
Yan Chen, Northwestern
4:40 - 5:05Recent Research in the V3VEE Project
Peter Dinda, Northwestern
5:05 - 5:30Ethos: A Layered Approach to Secure Applications
Jon A Solworth, UIC
5:30 - 5:55Coordinating Application and System Adaptation for Power, Performance, and Accuracy Management
Hank Hoffmann, UChicago
5:55 - 6:20The (Potential) Perks of Integrating Provenance Support into Database Engines
Boris Glavic, IIT
6:20 - 6:30Closing Remarks
Nikos Hardavellas, Northwestern
Ioan Raicu, IIT

Poster Session 1 (PDF)

Distributed Systems and Storage

A Decoupled Execution Paradigm for Data-Intensive High-End ComputingYanlong YinIIT
Distributed Kev-Value Store on CloudTonglin LiIIT
Enabling and Optimizing Parallel File Write in HDFSXi YangIIT
FusionFS: a distributed file system for large scale data-intensive computingDongfang ZhaoIIT
HPC Analytics for Extreme Scale ComputingLi YuIIT
MATRIX: MAny-Task computing execution fabRIc at eXascalesAnupam RajendranIIT
Measuring Power Consumption on IBM Blue Gene/QSean WallaceIIT
NoVoHT: a Lightweight Dynamic Persistent NoSQL Key/Value Store*Kevin BrandstatterIIT
Power-Aware Job Scheduling on Production HPC SystemsZhou ZhouIIT
Toward Petascale Cosmology SimulationsJingjin WuIIT
Towards a Provenance-aware Distributed FilesystemChen ShouIIT
Using Simulation to Explore Distributed Key-Value Stores for Exascale System ServicesXiaobing ZhouIIT
Understanding the cost of the cloud for scientific applicationsIman SadooghiIIT
Community sensing under (soft) controlJohn RulaNorthwestern
Blockus: Efficient Out-of-Core Computation Using BlocksErik BodzsarUChicago
The Global View Resilience ModelZachary RubensteinUChicago
Building Capable, Energy-Efficient, Flexible Visualization and Sensing Clusters from Commodity Tablets Xiao YanLoyola
Linking and Loading Scientific WorkflowsCasey RobinsonNotre Dame
Scaling Work Queue for the Cloud with HierarchyMichael AlbrechtNotre Dame
Software Engineering Challenges and Tools in Distributed Computing Workspace for Civil Engineering ApplicationsPeter SempolinskiNotre Dame
A Polyglot Approach to Bioinformatics Data Integration: Phylogenetic Analysis of HIV-1*Steven ReismanLoyola

Poster Session 2 (PDF)

Architecture, Data-bases, Networking, OS, Programming Languages, and Security

Mastering chaos with cost-effective samplingMona RahimiDePaul
Accelerating Scientific Workflow Applications with GPUs*Dustin ShahidehpourIIT
Enabling Dynamic Memory Management Support for MTC on NVIDIA GPUs*Ben GrimmerIIT
GeMTC: GPU enabled Many-Task ComputingScott J. KriederIIT
Understanding the Costs of Many-Task Computing Workloads
on Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
*Jeffrey JohnsonIIT
Characterizing Broadband Services with DasuZachary BischofNorthwestern
Elastic Fidelity: Trading-off Computational Accuracy for Energy ReductionGeorgios TziantzioulisNorthwestern
Experiments at the Internet’s Edge with DasuMario A. SanchezNorthwestern
Galaxy: Pushing the Power and Bandwidth Walls
with Optically Connected Disintegrated Processors
Yigit DemirNorthwestern
Shifting GEARS to Enable Guest-context Virtual ServicesKyle HaleNorthwestern
Understanding Timing Errors PatternsYuanbo FanNorthwestern
VMM-based Emulation of Intel Hardware Transactional MemoryMaciej SwiechNorthwestern
Compiler optimization for massively parallel data flowTimothy ArmstrongUChicago
The 10x10 Project: Can we have both extreme energy efficiency and programmability?Raihan ur RasoolUChicago
When is Multi-version Checkpointing Needed?Guoming LuUChicago
MinimaLT: Minimal Latency Networking Through Better SecurityXu ZhangUIC
Scalable Authentication InfrastructureWenyuan FeiUIC
Simple and Secure NetworkingYaohua LiUIC

Increasing Concurrency in Deterministic Runtimes with Conversion

Timothy Merrifield

Automatic Memory Deduplication Support in HypervisorFangzhou YaoUIUC

Network Technologies used to Aggregate Environmental Data

*Paul Stasiuk


Note that * denotes undergraduate students.