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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)

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

Poster Session 1 (PDF)

Distributed Systems and Storage

Title Name Institution
A Decoupled Execution Paradigm for Data-Intensive High-End Computing Yanlong Yin IIT
Distributed Kev-Value Store on Cloud Tonglin Li IIT
Enabling and Optimizing Parallel File Write in HDFS Xi Yang IIT
FusionFS: a distributed file system for large scale data-intensive computing Dongfang Zhao IIT
HPC Analytics for Extreme Scale Computing Li Yu IIT
MATRIX: MAny-Task computing execution fabRIc at eXascales Anupam Rajendran IIT
Measuring Power Consumption on IBM Blue Gene/Q Sean Wallace IIT
NoVoHT: a Lightweight Dynamic Persistent NoSQL Key/Value Store *Kevin Brandstatter IIT
Power-Aware Job Scheduling on Production HPC Systems Zhou Zhou IIT
Toward Petascale Cosmology Simulations Jingjin Wu IIT
Towards a Provenance-aware Distributed Filesystem Chen Shou IIT
Using Simulation to Explore Distributed Key-Value Stores for Exascale System Services Xiaobing Zhou IIT
Understanding the cost of the cloud for scientific applications Iman Sadooghi IIT
Community sensing under (soft) control John Rula Northwestern
Blockus: Efficient Out-of-Core Computation Using Blocks Erik Bodzsar UChicago
The Global View Resilience Model Zachary Rubenstein UChicago
Building Capable, Energy-Efficient, Flexible Visualization and Sensing Clusters from Commodity Tablets Xiao Yan Loyola
Linking and Loading Scientific Workflows Casey Robinson Notre Dame
Scaling Work Queue for the Cloud with Hierarchy Michael Albrecht Notre Dame
Software Engineering Challenges and Tools in Distributed Computing Workspace for Civil Engineering Applications Peter Sempolinski Notre Dame
A Polyglot Approach to Bioinformatics Data Integration: Phylogenetic Analysis of HIV-1 *Steven Reisman Loyola

Poster Session 2 (PDF)

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

Title Name Institution
Mastering chaos with cost-effective sampling Mona Rahimi DePaul
Accelerating Scientific Workflow Applications with GPUs *Dustin Shahidehpour IIT
Enabling Dynamic Memory Management Support for MTC on NVIDIA GPUs *Ben Grimmer IIT
GeMTC: GPU enabled Many-Task Computing Scott J. Krieder IIT
Understanding the Costs of Many-Task Computing Workloads
on Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
*Jeffrey Johnson IIT
Characterizing Broadband Services with Dasu Zachary Bischof Northwestern
Elastic Fidelity: Trading-off Computational Accuracy for Energy Reduction Georgios Tziantzioulis Northwestern
Experiments at the Internet’s Edge with Dasu Mario A. Sanchez Northwestern
Galaxy: Pushing the Power and Bandwidth Walls
with Optically Connected Disintegrated Processors
Yigit Demir Northwestern
Shifting GEARS to Enable Guest-context Virtual Services Kyle Hale Northwestern
Understanding Timing Errors Patterns Yuanbo Fan Northwestern
VMM-based Emulation of Intel Hardware Transactional Memory Maciej Swiech Northwestern
Compiler optimization for massively parallel data flow Timothy Armstrong UChicago
The 10x10 Project: Can we have both extreme energy efficiency and programmability? Raihan ur Rasool UChicago
When is Multi-version Checkpointing Needed? Guoming Lu UChicago
MinimaLT: Minimal Latency Networking Through Better Security Xu Zhang UIC
Scalable Authentication Infrastructure Wenyuan Fei UIC
Simple and Secure Networking Yaohua Li UIC

Increasing Concurrency in Deterministic Runtimes with Conversion

Timothy Merrifield

Automatic Memory Deduplication Support in Hypervisor Fangzhou Yao UIUC

Network Technologies used to Aggregate Environmental Data

*Paul Stasiuk


Note that * denotes undergraduate students.