Mendel Rosenblum : 2011 Plenary Session


Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Location: Fisher Conference Center, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Low Latency RPC in RAMCloud"
2:30pm - 3:00pm


One of the driving goals of the RAMCloud storage system is to support scalable, low-latency access to storage. Our goals are to have storage accessible in 5-10 microseconds, a latency two orders of magnitude faster than is currently seen in the fastest scalable storage systems. In this talk I will presents some of the challenges we face achieving these goals and how we plan to meet these challenges.


Mendel Rosenblum is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Departments at Stanford University. Professor Rosenblum research interests include system software, distributed systems, and computer architecture. He is also a co-founder VMware Inc. As the Chief Scientist of VMware for the company's first 10 years he helped design and build virtualization technology for commodity computing platforms. He was a co-winner of the 1992 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award and the 2002 ACM/SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award for creativity and innovation in operating systems research. He received a BA in Math from the University of Virginia (1984) and a MS (1989) and PhD (1992) in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.