Presentation Schedule // CS 525: Advanced Distributed Systems // Spring 2010

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1/19 Indy

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Introduction See topic "Epidemics" below
1/21 Indy

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Before, There Were Clouds

Join Googlegroups on Cloud Computing

1/26 Indy

[ppt slide set 1] [ppt slide set 2]

Cloud Computing Continued
1/28 Indy

[ppt slides]

P2P Systems

See topic "Overlays and DHTs" below

2/2 Indy

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P2P Systems

See topic "Overlays and DHTs" below  
2/4 Indy

[ppt slides]

Basic Distributed Computing Concepts
2/9 Indy

[ppt slides]

Sensor Networks
2/11 Ashish Vulimiri & Liangliang Cao

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

Overlays and DHTs
2/16 Hyun Duk Kim & Chia-Chi Lin

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

Cloud Programming


2/18  Wucherl Yoo & Ghazale Hosseinabadi

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

Cloud Scheduling  
2/23 Shivram Venkataraman & Rini Kaushik

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

Storage  - 1
  • HydraFS: A High-Throughput File System for the HYDRAstor Content-Addressable Storage System
    C. Ungureanu et al, FAST 2010


2/25 Fatemeh Saremi & Nadia Tkach

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

Sensor Net Routing

Project Survey Report due, 11.59 pm [12pt font, single-sided, 3 pages max]

Instructions for Survey and its Submission

3/2 Shehla Rana & Vivek Kale

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

Storage - 2
3/4 Virajith Jalaparti & Giang Nguyen

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

P2P Apps
3/9 Nathan Dautenhahn & Shameem Ahmed

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

In-network processing


3/11 Kurchi Subhra Hazra

[reviews] [slides-pdf]


3/16 Pooja Agarwal &  Jayanta Mukherjee

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

3/18 Indy


Probabilistic Membership Protocols

(no reviews required this lecture)





Spring Vacation - No Class.







Spring Vacation - No Class.





Project Midterm Report due, 11.59 pm [12pt font, single-sided, 8 pages max]

Instructions for Midterm and its Submission

3/30 Indy


Distributed Monitoring and  Management

(no reviews required this lecture)

4/1 Indy


Measurement Studies

(no reviews required this lecture)


All Midterm Reviews due, 11.59 pm

4/6 Ashish Vulimiri and Shehla Rana


[slides1.pdf] [slides2.ppt]

In Byzantium
4/8 Virajith Jalaparti and Pooja Agarwal


[slides1.pdf] [slides2.ppt]

Distributed Debugging


4/13 Kurchi Subhra Hazra and Vivek Kale

[reviews] [slides1.pdf] [slides2.pdf]

More Industrial Systems  
4/15 Shivram Venkataraman and Wucherl Yoo

[reviews] [slides1.pdf] [slides2.pdf]

4/20  Rini Kaushik and Shameem Ahmed [reviews] [slides1.ppt] [slides2.pdf] Green Clouds
4/22 Indy

[reviews] [slides-pdf]

The Middle or the End?

(review any one of the following 3 papers)


4/27  Indy

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Old Wine: Stale or Vintage?

(review any one of the following papers)

4/29 Indy


Structure of Networks

(No reviews required!)


5/4 Indy


Completing the Circle

(No reviews required for the following papers. Paper copies for offline papers were handed out during previous lecture.)

  • R. Hoffmann, "Why buy that theory?", 2003
  • R. P. Feynman, "Metaplast Corp."



Project Final Report due, 11.59 pm [12pt font, single-sided, 12 pages max]

(Deadline is Hard and final, no extensions!)

Leftover   Availability-Aware Systems

(read the papers, but no reviews required for this session)

Leftover   Design Methodologies, Handling Stress

(No class today, but if you submitted a review on time, you can skip one of the remaining review sessions)

Leftover Sources of unreliability in networks


Leftover  A Step Back 


Leftover   Distributed Management (2)  
Leftover Handling Stress
Leftover   Selfish algorithms   
Leftover Security
Leftover   Economic Theory
Leftover   The future of sensor nets?
Leftover   P2P - Etc.  
Leftover   The End-to-End Approach
4/25 Automatic Computing and Inference
Leftover   Modular Systems  
Leftover Practical theory perspectives
Leftover    Topology and Naming
Leftover   Classical Algorithms  
Leftover   Caching



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Note: The above Spring 2010 schedule features about 80 total papers, out of which approximately 30 papers are new compared to the Spring 2009 version of the course. Several topics are also new.


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