Distributed Systems

Is Function-as-a-Service a Good Fit for Latency-Critical Services?

Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) is becoming an increasingly popular cloud-deployment paradigm for serverless computing that frees application developers from managing the infrastructure. At the same time, it allows cloud providers to assert control in …

FIRM: An Intelligent Fine-Grained Resource Management Frameworkfor SLO-Oriented Microservices

Modern user-facing, latency-sensitive web services include numerous distributed, intercommunicating microservices that promise to simplify software development and operation. However, multiplexing compute-resources across microservices is still …

A Hadoop-like Distributed Computing Platform

This is a parallel distributed computing framework, which bears similarities with MapReduce/Hadoop. This platform consists of critical services such as an underlying distributed file system and a reliable membership protocol. It's implemented in Java and open-sourced on GitHub.

PLOVER: Fast, Multi-core Scalable Virtual Machine Fault-tolerance

Cloud computing enables a vast deployment of online services in virtualized infrastructures, making it crucial to provide fast fault-tolerance for virtual machines (VM). Unfortunately, despite much effort, achieving fast and multi-core scalable VM …