Modern software systems are brittle. Unanticipated workloads, like the dreaded "Slashdot effect", bring most applications to their knees. In this seminar, we'll examine systems-based approaches to making robust software that performs well regardless of workload, architecture, or data access patterns.
Graduate student status or permission of instructor. A previous class in operating systems would be helpful.
Class meetings are Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30-3:45 in Lederle lowrise A339 (LGRC A339). Office hours will be announced.
A PowerPoint template for presentations.
Advice to Systems Researchers (from Mike Dahlin, UT-Austin). Includes valuable notes on giving good (& bad) presentations and writing reviews.
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