|Instructor: Bernard Wong|
|Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00-3:20 Fall 2012|
|Office hours: TBD|
|Location: DC 3313|
|URL : http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~bernard/courses/cs854|
CS854 is a graduate course on current research topics in cloud computing and management. It is offered as a "paper-chase" course: we read and discuss important papers on different subtopics in cloud computing and management each week. Students must also individually complete a final project that explores a new idea in one of the sub-topics covered in the course. The goal is that by the end of the course, the final project can serve as a starting point for a workshop paper submission.
The following is the tentative course grades breakdown.
Before each class, each student must submit a review for each paper to be discussed that day. A review should include a paragraph summarizing the core contributions of the paper, and a second paragraph that identifies weaknesses in the paper and areas in which the paper can be expanded upon.
Please inform me via email the circumstances for each late or missed submission.
Each student is expected to present the papers to be discussed in class for at least one class. The paper presentations should follow the same format as conference talks. The presenter should be prepared with sufficient background knowledge of the related works in the area to answer broad questions and lead the class discussion.
Presenters: Please send me a copy of your slides at least two days before your presentation. I will provide feedback on the slides the next day. Do not just re-use slides provided by the paper authors. You may borrow, with attribution, figures and animations, but your slides should be created independently.
|9/11||Bernard||Introduction: General course description. How to read papers and give talks.|
|9/13||Bernard||Network Architectures (1)|
|9/18||Tyler||Network Architectures (2)|
|9/20||Elnaz||Network Architectures (3)|
|9/25||Ben||Network Architectures (4)
Symbiotic Routing in Future Data Centers (Optional)
|9/27||Xiao||Alternative Datacenter Designs|
|10/4||Priyaa||Transport Protocols for Datacenters|
|10/9||Thang||Performance Isolation in Datacenter Networks
Sharing the Datacenter Network (Optional)
|10/11||Xianda||Distributed and Parallel Processing|
|10/16||Kareem||Resource and Performance Management (1):|
|10/18||Casey||Virtual Infrastructure (1)|
|10/25||Sukhbir||Virtual Infrastructure (2)|
|10/30||Kyle||Green Datacenter (1)|
|11/1||Bairong||Green Datacenter (2)|
|11/6||Chang and Jack||Software Support
Paxos Made Simple (Optional)
|11/8||Xin and Xi||Cloud Storage (1)
Dynamo: Amazon's Highly Available Key-value Store (Moved to 11/1)
Cassandra - A Decentralized Structured Storage System (Moved to 11/1)
|11/13||Frank||Cloud Storage (2)|
|11/15||Adriel||High Availability and Reliability|
|11/20||James||Measurement and Characteristics (1)|
|11/22||Tzu-Yang||Measurement and Characteristics (2)|
|11/29||Everyone||Final Project Presentations|
Last modified: September 18, 2012