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 Position
Our Popcorn Linux project is recruiting an OS postdoc position. 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!
- Extending TM Primitives using Low Level Semantics, M. Saad, R. Palmieri, A. Hassan, B. Ravindran, The 28th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA 2016), July 11 - 13, 2016, Asilomar State Beach, California, USA
- 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
- 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 2015), 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 2015), April 2015, Bordeaux, France