Welcome!Welcome to the homepage of the Systems Software Research Group in the Bradley Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. The group's general research areas include operating systems, concurrency, distributed systems, real-time systems, virtualization, run-times, compilers, and middleware. A cross-cutting goal is to understand how to build software systems -- broadly defined -- that are scalable, efficient, and reliable. Ongoing projects include operating systems, hypervisors, and compilers/run-times for heterogeneous architectures; scalable concurrency control techniques; scalabale verification of systems software; and automated concurrency refactoring.
NewsBalaji successfully defends MS thesis
Our direct Ph.D. student, Balaji Arun, has successfully defended his M.S. thesis. Congratulations Balaji!
Popcorn Linux student selected for ACM SRC '17 Competition
Rob Lyerly, a Ph.D. student on the Popcorn Linux project, has been selected for the ACM SRC 2017 competition, co-located with PLDI 2017. You can read his abstract here. Good luck Rob!
Popcorn Linux featured as SYSTOR 2017 Highlight
The Popcorn Linux project's ASPLOS 2017 conference paper has been selected as a Highlight Paper at the ACM SYSTOR 2017 conference. Congratulations to the Popcorn folks!
- Breaking the Boundaries in Heterogeneous-ISA Datacenters, A. Barbalace, R. Lyerly, C. Jelesnianski, A. Carno, H. Chuang, V. Legout, and B. Ravindran, 22nd ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS 2017), April 8-12, 2017, Xi'an, China (To Appear)
- Swift Birth and Quick Death: Enabling Fast Parallel Guest Boot and Destruction in the Xen Hypervisor,V. Nitu, P. Olivier, A. Tchana, D. Chiba, A. Barbalace, D. Hagimont, and B. Ravindran, 13th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE 2017), April 8-9, 2017, Xi'an China (To Appear)
- Making Fast Consensus Generally Faster, S. Peluso, A. Turcu, R. Palmieri, G. Losa, B. Ravindran, The 46th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2016), June 28 - July 1, 2016, Toulouse, France