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 transactional memory for multicores and distributed systems, scalable operating systems for multicores, automated concurrency refactoring, and real-time virtualization.
NewsNew Postdoc Positions
Our Popcorn Linux project is recruiting multiple postdocs. Details are here.
Thomas Lazor and Alexander Sung selected as NREIP Interns
Our undergraduate students, Thomas Lazor and Alexander Sun have been selected for the 2015 Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program. Thomas will be working at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren and Alex will be working at the Naval Research Lab. Congratulations guys!
Popcorn's HotPower'15 paper selected as Best Paper for ACM OSR 12/15 publication
Popcorn Linux project's HotPower 2015 paper has been selected as one of the Best Papers for publication in ACM Operating Systems Review (OSR), December 2015. Congratulations Popcorn folks!
- Transactional Interference-less Balanced Tree, A. Hassan, R. Palmieri, and B. Ravindran, The 29th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2015), October 5-9, 2015, Tokyo, Japan
- Disjoint-Access Parallelism: Impossibility, Possibility, and Cost of Transactional Memory Implementations, S. Peluso, R. Palmieri, P. Romano, B. Ravindran and F. Quaglia, The 34th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), July 2015, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
- Popcorn: Bridging the Programmability Gap in Heterogeneous-ISA Platforms, A. Barbalace, M. Sadini, S. Ansary, C. Jelesnianski, A. Ravichandran, C. Kendir, A. Murray and B. Ravindran, The 2015 ACM European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys), April 2015, Bordeaux, France
- Archie: A Speculative Replicated Transactional System, S. Hirve, R. Palmieri and B. Ravindran, ACM/IFIP/USENIX 15th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2014), December 8-12, 2014, Bordeaux, France