The 2012 USENIX Federated Conferences Week was last week, June 12-15.
The main event in this collection of co-located, co-ordinated conferences is the USENIX Annual Tecnical Conference, but there are several other major conferences that occur at the same time, including Hot Cloud '12, Hot Storage '12, TaPP '12, and the CMS Summit.
In addition to their always-stellar work of organizing and selecting talks, USENIX have once again made all the conference materials freely available, to benefit the rest of the world and help enlarge the knowledge of the human race. Thank you, USENIX!
There's an immense amount to learn about in these conferences; here's a few of the talks that caught my eye:
- Finding Soon-to-Fail Disks in a HaystackMoises Goldszmidt, Microsoft Research
- Delta Compressed and Deduplicated Storage Using Stream-Informed LocalityPhilip Shilane, Grant Wallace, Mark Huang, and Windsor Hsu, EMC Corporation
- Non-Linear Compression: Gzip Me Not!Michael F. Nowlan, Bryan Ford, and Ramakrishna Gummadi, Yale University
- The TokuFS Streaming File SystemJohn Esmet, Tokutek & Rutgers; Michael A. Bender, Tokutek & Stony Brook; Martin Farach-Colton, Tokutek & Rutgers; Bradley C. Kuszmaul, Tokutek & MIT
- The Seven Deadly Sins of Cloud Computing ResearchMalte Schwarzkopf, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory; Derek G. Murray, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley; Steven Hand, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory
- Saving Cash by Using Less CacheTimothy Zhu, Anshul Gandhi, and Mor Harchol-Balter, Carnegie Mellon University; Michael A. Kozuch, Intel Labs
- Automated Diagnosis Without Predictability Is a Recipe for FailureRaja R. Sambasivan and Gregory R. Ganger, Carnegie Mellon University
- Erasure Coding in Windows Azure StorageCheng Huang, Huseyin Simitci, Yikang Xu, Aaron Ogus, Brad Calder, Parikshit Gopalan, Jin Li, and Sergey Yekhanin, Microsoft Corporation
- netmap: A Novel Framework for Fast Packet I/OLuigi Rizzo, Università di Pisa, Italy
- Body Armor for Binaries: Preventing Buffer Overflows Without RecompilationAsia Slowinska, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Traian Stancescu, Google, Inc.; Herbert Bos, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Granola: Low-Overhead Distributed Transaction CoordinationJames Cowling and Barbara Liskov, MIT CSAIL
- Generating Realistic Datasets for Deduplication AnalysisVasily Tarasov and Amar Mudrankit, Stony Brook University; Will Buik, Harvey Mudd College; Philip Shilane, EMC Corporation; Geoff Kuenning, Harvey Mudd College; Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University
- AddressSanitizer: A Fast Address Sanity CheckerKonstantin Serebryany, Derek Bruening, Alexander Potapenko, and Dmitriy Vyukov, Google
- Practical Hardening of Crash-Tolerant SystemsMiguel Correia, IST-UTL/INESC-ID; Daniel Gómez Ferro, Flavio P. Junqueira, and Marco Seraﬁni, Yahoo! Research
- Dynamic Reconﬁguration of Primary/Backup ClustersAlexander Shraer and Benjamin Reed, Yahoo! Research; Dahlia Malkhi, Microsoft Research; Flavio Junqueira, Yahoo! Research
Any particular favorites of yours that I missed? Let me know!