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2014

Cooperative Data Protection
Yupu Zhang
Doctoral Dissertation, May 2014
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex



Snapshots in a Flash with ioSnap
Sriram Subramanian, Swaminathan Sundararaman, Nisha Talagala, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of 2014 EuroSys Conference (EuroSys '14)
Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 2014.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex
Winner: Best Paper Award

Analysis of HDFS Under HBase: A Facebook Messages Case Study
Tyler Harter, Dhruba Borthakur, Siying Dong, Amitanand Aiyer, Liyin Tang, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 12th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '14)
Santa Clara, CA, Feb 2014.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex

ViewBox: Integrating Local File Systems with Cloud Storage Services
Yupu Zhang, Chris Dragga, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 12th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '14)
Santa Clara, CA, Feb 2014.
Available as: Abstract , PDF, BibTex

A Study of Linux File System Evolution
Lanyue Lu, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Shan Lu
ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS)
Volume 10, Issue 1 (January 2014)
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex
Download: Dataset

ffsck: The Fast File System Checker
Ao Ma, Chris Dragga, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Marshall Kirk McKusick
ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS)
Volume 10, Issue 1 (January 2014)
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex

2013

Towards Efficient, Portable Application-Level Consistency
Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai , Vijay Chidambaram, Joo-young Hwang, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
HotDep '13
Farmington, PA, Nov 2013.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PDF

Optimistic Crash Consistency
Vijay Chidambaram, Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai , Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '13)
Farmington, PA, Nov 2013.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PDF
Talk Video: Hosted by ACM   Hosted on Youtube
Source code: OptFS Software

ROOT: Replaying Multithreaded Traces with Resource-Oriented Ordering
Zev Weiss, Tyler Harter, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '13)
Farmington, PA, Nov 2013.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Source code: ARTC & Magritte

De-indirection for Flash-based Solid State Drives
Yiying Zhang
Doctoral Dissertation, August 2013
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex



A Study of Linux File System Evolution
Lanyue Lu, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Shan Lu
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Volume 38, Number 3, 2013
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex
Download: Dataset

Fault Isolation and Quick Recovery in Isolation File Systems
Lanyue Lu, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
5th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage '13)
San Jose, CA, June 2013.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex
Talk slides: PDF
Talk Video: Hosted by Usenix

*-Box: Towards Reliability and Consistency in Dropbox-like File Synchronization Services
Yupu Zhang, Chris Dragga, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
5th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage '13)
San Jose, CA, June 2013.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PDF

Zettabyte Reliability with Flexible End-to-end Data Integrity
Yupu Zhang, Daniel S. Myers, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 29th IEEE Conference on Massive Data Storage (MSST '13)
Long Beach, CA, May 2013.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: Powerpoint

Warped Mirrors for Flash
Yiying Zhang, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 29th IEEE Conference on Massive Data Storage (MSST '13)
Long Beach, CA, May 2013.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PDF

HARDFS: Hardening HDFS with Selective and Lightweight Versioning
Thanh Do, Tyler Harter, Yingchao Liu, Haryadi S. Gunawi, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
San Jose, CA, Feb 2013.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex
Talk slides: PDF

A Study of Linux File System Evolution
Lanyue Lu, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Shan Lu
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
San Jose, CA, Feb 2013.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk slides: PDF
Talk Video: Hosted by Usenix
Download: Dataset
Winner: Best Paper Award

ffsck: The Fast File System Checker
Ao Ma, Chris Dragga, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
San Jose, CA, Feb 2013.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Getting Real: Lessons in Transitioning Research Simulations into Hardware Systems
Mohit Saxena, Yiying Zhang, Michael M. Swift, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
San Jose, CA, Feb 2013.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Warming up Storage-Level Caches with Bonfire
Yiying Zhang, Gokul Soundararajan, Mark W. Storer, Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Sethuraman Subbiah, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 11th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '13)
San Jose, CA, Feb 2013.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PDF

2012

A File is Not a File: Understanding the I/O Behavior of Apple Desktop Applications
Tyler Harter, Chris Dragga, Michael Vaughn, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Transactions on Computing Systems (TOCS)
August, 2012, v. 30:3, pp. 10:1-10:39
Abstract, PDF, Traces

De-indirection for Flash-based SSDs with Nameless Writes
Yiying Zhang, Leo Arulraj, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 10th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '12)
San Jose, CA, Feb 2012.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PDF

Consistency Without Ordering
Vijay Chidambaram, Tushar Sharma, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 10th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '12)
San Jose, CA, Feb 2012.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PDF
Talk Video: Hosted by Usenix
Extended version: UW Technical Report CS-TR-2012-1709
Source code: GitHub

2011

A File is Not a File: Understanding the I/O Behavior of Apple Desktop Applications
Tyler Harter, Chris Dragga, Michael Vaughn, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '11)
Cascais, Portugal, October 2011.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, PDF (one column), Traces
Winner: Best Paper Award

Towards Transparent CPU Scheduling
Joseph T. Meehean
Doctoral Dissertation, August 2011
Available as: Abstract, PDF


Quarantine: Fault Tolerance for Concurrent Servers with Data-Driven Selective Isolation
Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
To appear in the Proceedings of 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Parallelism
Berkeley, CA, May 2011.
Available as: Abstract PDF

Coerced Cache Eviction and Discreet-Mode Journaling: Dealing with Misbehaving Disks
Abhishek Rajimwale, Vijay Chidambaram, Deepak Ramamurthi, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of 41st Annual International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN '11)
Hong Kong, China, June 2011.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

Emulating Goliath Storage Systems with David
Nitin Agrawal, Leo Arulraj, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 9th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '11)
San Jose, CA, February 2011.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint , Talk Video: Hosted by USENIX | Hosted by Youtube
Winner: Best Paper Award

FATE and DESTINI: A Framework for Cloud Recovery Testing
Haryadi S. Gunawi, Thanh Do, Pallavi Joshi, Peter Alvaro, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Koushik Sen, Dhruba Borthakur
Proceedings of the 8th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '11)
Boston, MA, March 30-April 1, 2011.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex

Refuse to Crash with Re-FUSE
Swaminathan Sundararaman, Laxman Visampalli, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computer Systems (Eurosys '11)
Salzburg, Austria, April 2011.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Making the Common Case the Only Case with Anticipatory Memory Allocation
Swaminathan Sundararaman, Yupu Zhang, Sriram Subramanian, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 9th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '11)
San Jose, CA, February 2011.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

2010

Membrane: Operating System Support for Restartable File Systems
Swaminathan Sundararaman, Sriram Subramanian, Abhishek Rajimwale, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Michael M. Swift
ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), Volume 6, Issue 3 (Sep 2010)
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex

FATE and DESTINI: A Framework for Cloud Recovery Testing
Haryadi S. Gunawi, Thanh Do, Pallavi Joshi, Peter Alvaro, Jungmin Yun, Jin-su Oh, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Koushik Sen, Dhruba Borthakur
Berkeley TechReport 2010
Available as: PDF

Towards Automatically Checking Thousand of Failures with Micro-specifications
Haryadi S. Gunawi, Thanh Do, Pallavi Joshi, Joseph M. Hellerstein, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Koushik Sen
HotDep'10
Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 2010.
Available as: Abstract, PDF
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

Removing The Costs Of Indirection in Flash-based SSDs with Nameless Writes
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Vijayan Prabhakaran
HotStorage '10
Boston, MA, June 2010.
Available as: Abstract, PDF

Get the Parallelism out of My Cloud
Karu Sankaralingam, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau,
HotPar '10
Berkeley, CA, June 2010.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex

End-to-end Data Integrity for File Systems: A ZFS Case Study
Yupu Zhang, Abhishek Rajimwale, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau,
Proceedings of the 8th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '10)
San Jose, CA, February 2010.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PDF

Membrane: Operating System Support for Restartable File Systems
Swaminathan Sundararaman, Sriram Subramanian, Abhishek Rajimwale, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Michael M. Swift
Proceedings of the 8th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '10)
San Jose, CA, February 2010.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint
Winner: Best Paper Award

Impact of Disk Corruption on Open-Source DBMS
Sriram Subramanian, Yupu Zhang, Rajiv Vaidyanathan, Haryadi S. Gunawi, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Jeffrey F. Naughton
Accepted in the 26th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE '10)
Long Beach, CA, March 2010
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

2009

Towards Reliable Storage Systems
Haryadi S. Gunawi
Doctoral Dissertation, December 2009
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex
Awarded the 2009 departmental Best Thesis Award
Awarded the 2009 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention

Generating Realistic Impressions for File-System Benchmarking
Nitin Agrawal, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), Volume 5, Issue 4 (Dec 2009)
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Publicity: lwn.net

Why panic()? Improving Reliability with Restartable File Systems
Swaminathan Sundararaman, Sriram Subramanian, Abhishek Rajimwale, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Michael M. Swift
Accepted in the Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage '09)
Big Sky, MT, October 2009.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

Representative, Reproducible, and Practical Benchmarking of File and Storage Systems
Nitin Agrawal
Doctoral Dissertation, August 2009
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex





Data-Driven Batch Scheduling

John Bent, Timothy E. Denehy, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Miron Livny
Second International Workshop on Data-Aware Distributed Computing (DADC '09)
June 9-13, Munich, Germany
Available as: PDF (coming soon)

Tolerating File-System Mistakes with EnvyFS
Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Swaminathan Sundararaman, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the Usenix Annual Technical Conference (USENIX '09)
San Diego, CA, June 2009.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint
Winner: Best Paper Award

Error Propagation Analysis for File Systems
Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez, Haryadi S. Gunawi, Ben Liblit, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI '09)
Dublin, Ireland, June 2009
Available as: PDF, BibTeX

Generating Realistic Impressions for File-System Benchmarking
Nitin Agrawal, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '09)
San Francisco, CA, February 2009.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Winner: Best Paper Award
Publicity: lwn.net

2008

SQCK: A Declarative File System Checker
Haryadi S. Gunawi, Abhishek Rajimwale, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 8th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '08)
San Diego, CA, December 2008.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

Avoiding File System Micromanagement with Range Writes
Ashok Anand, Sayandeep Sen, Andrew Krioukov, Florentina Popovici, Aditya Akella, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau Suman Banerjee,
Proceedings of the 8th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '08)
San Diego, CA, December 2008.
Available as: PDF, BibTex

Design Tradeoffs for SSD Performance
Nitin Agrawal, Vijayan Prabhakaran, Ted Wobber, John Davis, Mark Manasse, Rina Panigrahy
Proceedings of the Usenix Annual Technical Conference (
USENIX '08)
Boston, MA, June 2008.
Available as: Abstract , Postscript, PDF, BibTeX

Towards Realistic File-System Benchmarks with CodeMRI
Nitin Agrawal, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Appears in workshop on Hot Topics in Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (ACM HotMetrics '08)

Annapolis, MD, June 2008.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTeX

Analyzing the Effects of Disk-Pointer Corruption
Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Meenali Rungta, Nitin Agrawal, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Michael M. Swift
Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'08)
Anchorage, AK, June 2008.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTeX

Parity Lost and Parity Regained
Andrew Krioukov, Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Garth R. Goodson, Kiran Srinivasan, Randy Thelen, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '08)
San Jose, CA, February 2008.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTeX
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

An Analysis of Data Corruption in the Storage Stack
Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Garth R. Goodson, Bianca Schroeder, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '08)
San Jose, CA, February 2008.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTeX
Talk Slides: PowerPoint
Winner: Best Student Paper Award

EIO: Error Handling is Occasionally Correct
Haryadi S. Gunawi, Cindy Rubio-González, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Ben Liblit
Proceedings of the 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '08)
San Jose, CA, February 2008.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTeX
Talk Slides: PowerPoint or PDF

VMM-based Hidden Process Detection and Identification using Lycosid
Stephen T. Jones, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE 2008)
Seattle, Washington, March 2008.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

2007

The Effects of Metadata Corruption on NFS
Swetha Krishnan, Giridhar Ravipati, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Barton P. Miller
Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Storage Security and Survivability (StorageSS 2007)
Alexandria, Virginia, October 2007.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Improving File System Reliability with I/O Shepherding
Haryadi S. Gunawi, Vijayan Prabhakaran, Swetha Krishnan, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 21st ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '07)
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington, October 2007.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

A Five-Year Study of File-System Metadata
Nitin Agrawal, William J. Bolosky, John R. Douceur, Jacob R. Lorch
ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS), Volume 3, Issue 3 (Oct 2007)
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Data-Driven Models in Storage System Design
Florentina I. Popovici
Doctoral Dissertation, August 2007
Available as: Abstract, PDF, PS, BibTex

An Analysis of Latent Sector Errors in Disk Drives
Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Garth R. Goodson, Shankar Pasupathy, Jiri Schindler
Proceedings of the International Conference on Measurements and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS'07)
San Diego, California, June 2007.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Implicit Operating System Awareness in a Virtual Machine Monitor
Stephen T. Jones
Doctoral Dissertation, April 2007
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex


A Five-Year Study of File-System Metadata
Nitin Agrawal, William J. Bolosky, John R. Douceur, Jacob R. Lorch
Proceedings of the 5th Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '07)
San Jose, California, February 2007.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

2006

Limiting Trust in the Storage Stack
Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Meenali Rungta, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
2nd International Workshop on Storage Security and Survivability (StorageSS 2006)
Alexandria, Virginia, October 2006
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTeX

Geiger: Monitoring the Buffer Cache in a Virtual Machine Environment
Stephen T. Jones, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS XI)
San Jose, California. October, 2006.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Information and Control in File System Buffer Management
Nathan C. Burnett
Doctoral Dissertation, July 2006
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Information and Collaboration in the Storage Stack
Timothy E. Denehy
Doctoral Dissertation, June 2006
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex


IRON File Systems
Vijayan Prabhakaran
Doctoral Dissertation, June 2006
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Design Choices For Utilizing The Disk Idleness In A Virtual Machine Environment
Pradheep Elango, Saisuresh Krishnakumaran, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Workshop on the Interaction between Operating Systems and Computer Architecture (WIOSCA '06)
Boston, Massachusetts, June 2006.
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex

Semantically-Smart Disk Systems: Past, Present, and Future
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Lakshmi Bairavasundaram, Timothy E. Denehy, Florentina I. Popovici, Vijayan Prabhakaran, Muthian Sivathanu
Sigmetrics Performance Evaluation Review (PER)
March, 2006. Volume 33, Number 4.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Antfarm: Tracking Processes in a Virtual Machine Environment
Stephen T. Jones, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
The 2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX '06)
Boston, Massachusetts. June, 2006.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Dependability Analysis of Virtual Memory Systems
Lakshmi Bairavasundaram, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2006)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June, 2006.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

2005

A Logic of File Systems
Muthian Sivathanu, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Somesh Jha
Fourth USENIX Symposium on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '05)
San Francisco, California, December 2005.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Database-Aware Semantically-Smart Storage
Muthian Sivathanu, Lakshmi Bairavasundaram, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Fourth USENIX Symposium on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '05)
San Francisco, California, December 2005.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Journal-guided Resynchronization for Software RAID
Timothy E. Denehy, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Fourth USENIX Symposium on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '05)
San Francisco, California, December 2005.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

IRON File Systems
Vijayan Prabhakaran, Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Nitin Agrawal, Haryadi S. Gunawi, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 20th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '05)
Brighton, United Kingdom, October, 2005.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Model-Based Failure Analysis of Journaling File Systems
Vijayan Prabhakaran, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-2005)
Yokohama, Japan, June, 2005.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Deconstructing Commodity Storage Clusters
Haryadi S. Gunawi, Nitin Agrawal, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Jiri Schindler
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA '05)
Madison, Wisconsin, June 2005
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides:PowerPoint

Semantically-smart Disk Systems
Muthian Sivathanu
Doctoral Dissertation, May 2005.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Awarded the 2005 departmental Best Thesis Award

Data-Driven Batch Scheduling
John Bent
Doctoral Dissertation, May 2005.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

Improving Storage System Availability with D-GRAID
Muthian Sivathanu, Vijayan Prabhakaran, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS)
May 2005, vol. 1, no. 2
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex

Analysis and Evolution of Journaling File Systems
Vijayan Prabhakaran, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
The 2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX '05)
Anaheim, California, April, 2005.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

2004

Deploying Safe User-Level Network Services with icTCP
Haryadi S. Gunawi, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Sixth Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '04)
San Francisco, California, December 2004.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Talk Slides: PowerPoint

Life or Death at Block-Level
Muthian Sivathanu, Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Sixth Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '04)
San Francisco, California, December 2004.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Deconstructing Storage Arrays
Timothy E. Denehy, John Bent, Florentina I. Popovici, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS XI)
Boston, Massachusetts, October 2004.
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X-RAY: A Non-Invasive Exclusive Caching Mechanism for RAIDs
Lakshmi N. Bairavasundaram, Muthian Sivathanu, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA '04)
Munich, Germany, June 2004.
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Explicit Control in a Batch-Aware Distributed File System
John Bent, Douglas Thain, Andrea C.Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Miron Livny
Proceedings of the 1st USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '04)
San Francisco, California, March 2004
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Improving Storage System Availability with D-GRAID
Muthian Sivathanu, Vijayan Prabhakaran, Andrea C.Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of the 3rd USENIX Symposium on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '04)
Winner: Best Student Paper Award
San Francisco, California, March 2004
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2003

Transforming Policies into Mechanisms with Infokernel
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Nathan C. Burnett, Timothy E. Denehy, Thomas J. Engle, Haryadi S. Gunawi, James A. Nugent, Florentina I. Popovici
Proceedings of the 19th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '03)
Bolton Landing (Lake George), New York, October, 2003.
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Pipeline and Batch Sharing in Grid Workloads
Douglas Thain, John Bent, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Miron Livny
Proceedings of the Twelfth IEEE Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC-12)
Seattle, Washington, June 2003.
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Controlling your PLACE in the File System with Gray-box Techniques
James Nugent, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
The 2003 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
San Antonio, Texas, June 2003.
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Robust, Portable I/O Scheduling with the Disk Mimic
Florentina Popovici, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
The 2003 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
San Antonio, Texas, June 2003.
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Semantically-Smart Disk Systems
Muthian Sivathanu, Vijayan Prabhakaran, Florentina I. Popovici, Timothy E. Denehy, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
The Second USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '03)
San Francisco, California, March 2003.
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Run-Time Adaptation in River
Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Transactions on Computing Systems (TOCS)
February, 2003, v. 21:1, pp. 36-86
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2002

Evolving RPC for Active Storage
Muthian Sivathanu, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS-X)
San Jose, California, Oct 2002
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Datamation 2001: A Sorting Odyssey
Florentina I. Popovici, John Bent, Brian C. Forney, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
UW Technical Report CS-TR-2002-1444
August 2002
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Flexibility, Manageability, and Performance in a Grid Storage Appliance
John Bent, Venkateshwaran Venkataramani,Nick LeRoy, Alain Roy, Joseph Stanley, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Miron Livny
Proceedings of the Eleventh IEEE Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2002.
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Bridging the Information Gap in Storage Protocol Stacks
Timothy E. Denehy, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau,Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
The 2002 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Monterey, California, June 2002
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Exploiting Gray-Box Knowledge of Buffer-Cache Management
Nathan C. Burnett, John Bent, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
The 2002 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Monterey, California, USA, June 2002
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Storage-Aware Caching: Revisiting Caching for Heterogeneous Storage
The First USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '02)
Monterey, California, USA, January 2002
Brian C. Forney, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
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[Differences between updated version and original FAST '02 version]

2001

Gathering at the Well: Creating Communities for Grid I/O
Douglas Thain, John Bent, Miron Livny, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau
Proceedings of Supercomputing 2001
Denver, Colorado, November 2001
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Information and Control in Gray-box Systems
The Eighteenth Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '18)
Lake Victoria, Banff, Canada, October 2001
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
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Fail-Stutter Fault Tolerance
Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS 8)
Schloss Elmau, Germany, May 2001
Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau
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2000

Manageable Storage Via Adaptation in WiND
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau,Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, John Bent, Brian Forney, Florentina Popovici, Samvabi Muthukrishnan,and Omer Zaki
2001 IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid'01), Brisbane, Australia, May 2001.
Available as: Postscript

An Information-based Approach to Distributed Systems Design
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Unpublished Manuscript.
Available as: Postscript

1999

Cluster I/O with River: Making the Fast Case Common
Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Eric Anderson, Noah Treuhaft,
David E. Culler, Joseph M. Hellerstein, David A. Patterson, Katherine Yelick.
IOPADS '99.
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1998

Scheduling with Implicit Information in Distributed Systems
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau,David E. Culler, Alan Mainwaring.
In Sigmetrics'98 Conference on the Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems,
Available as: Abstract,Compressed Postscript, Postscript and Slides

Searching for the Sorting Record: Experience with NOW-Sort
Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, David E. Culler, Joseph M. Hellerstein, David A. Patterson.
In 2nd SIGMETRICS Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Tools, August 1998.
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The Architectural Costs of Streaming I/O: A Comparison of Workstations, Clusters, and SMPs.
Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, David E. Culler, Joseph M. Hellerstein, David A. Patterson.
HPCA 4, Las Vegas, February, 1998.
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1997

High-Performance Sorting on Networks of Workstations.
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau,Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, David E. Culler, Joseph M. Hellerstein, David A. Patterson.
In ACM SIGMOD Conference on the Management of Data, Tucson, Arizona, May, 1997.
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Extending Proportional-Share Scheduling to a Network of Workstations
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, David E. Culler.
In International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'97) , Las Vegas, Nevada, June 1997.
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Theses

De-indirection for Flash-based Solid State Drives
Yiying Zhang
Doctoral Dissertation, August 2013
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Towards Reliable Storage Systems
Haryadi S. Gunawi
Doctoral Dissertation, December 2009
Available as: Abstract, PDF, BibTex
Awarded the 2009 departmental Best Thesis Award
Awarded the 2009 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention


Representative, Reproducible, and Practical Benchmarking of File and Storage Systems
Nitin Agrawal
Doctoral Dissertation, August 2009
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Implicit Operating System Awareness in a Virtual Machine Monitor
Stephen T. Jones
Doctoral Dissertation, April 2007
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Data-Driven Models in Storage System Design
Florentina I. Popovici
Doctoral Dissertation, August 2007
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Information and Control in File System Buffer Management
Nathan C. Burnett
Doctoral Dissertation, July 2006
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Information and Collaboration in the Storage Stack
Timothy E. Denehy
Doctoral Dissertation, June 2006
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IRON File Systems
Vijayan Prabhakaran
Doctoral Dissertation, June 2006
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex

Semantically-smart Disk Systems
Muthian Sivathanu
Doctoral Dissertation, May 2005.
Available as: Abstract, Postscript, PDF, BibTex
Awarded the 2005 departmental Best Thesis Award

Data-Driven Batch Scheduling
John Bent
Doctoral Dissertation, May 2005.
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Implicit Coscheduling: Coordinated Scheduling with Implicit Information in Distributed Systems
Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau
Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, December 1998.
Also available as a U.C. Berkeley Technical Report (UCB//CSD-99-1052)
Abstract,Compressed Postscript, and Postscript

Performance Availability for Networks of Workstations.
Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, December 1999.
Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau, Available as: Abstract, Compressed Postscript, Talk Slides