Top Publications

Our curated list of publications, indicating focus on quality and productivity, is publicly available online.

(Although bibliometrics do not tell the whole story, they still count for an awful lot of hiring and promotion decisions, so here is an example of the contribution we have in this area.)

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2021

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2020

Is Big Data Performance Reproducible In Modern Cloud Networks?
2020, USENIX Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI)
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DDLBench: Towards a Scalable Benchmarking Infrastructure for Distributed Deep Learning
2020 IEEE/ACM Fourth Workshop on Deep Learning on Supercomputers (DLS)
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Stratus: Clouds with Microarchitectural Resource Management
(joint first co-authors) 12th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud’20)
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Sharing and Caring of Data at the Edge
(joint first co-authors) 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing (HotEdge 2020)
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Beyond Microbenchmarks: The SPEC-RG Vision for A Comprehensive Serverless Benchmark
HotCloudPerf 2020
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A Sampling-Based Tool for Scaling Graph Datasets
2020, ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE)
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2019

Methodological Principles for Reproducible Performance Evaluation in Cloud Computing
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)
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A Programming Environment for Heterogeneous Stream Analytics
2019, IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData)
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Aves: A Decision Engine for Energy-efficient Stream Analytics across Low-power Devices
2019, IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData)
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MicroValid: A Validation Framework for Automatically Decomposed Microservices
2019 11th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CloudCom)
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  • Dmitry Duplyakin,
  • Alexandru Uta,
  • Aleksander Marciq,
  • Robert Ricci
  • (2019)
On Studying CPU Performance of CloudLab Hardware
Midscale Education and Research Infrastructure and Tools (MERIT) Workshop @ ICNP 2019
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[Demo] Low-latency Spark qeries on Updatable Data
2019 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data Demos
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The SPEC-RG Reference Architecture for FaaS: From Microservices and Containers to Serverless Platforms
IEEE Internet Computing
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A CPU Contention Predictor for Business-Critical Workloads in Cloud Datacenters
2nd Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing Performance
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Portfolio Scheduling for Managing Operational and Disaster-Recovery Risks in Virtualized Datacenters Hosting Business-Critical Workloads
18th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing, ISPDC 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 3-7, 2019
Efficient Estimation of Read Density when Caching for Big Data Processing
9th International Workshop on Big Data and Cloud Performance (DCPerf’19) @ INFOCOM 2019
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Graphless: Toward Serverless Graph Processing
The 18th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC 2019), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 5-7, 2019
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  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Jonas Pfefferle (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Adrian Schuepbach (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Ana Klimovic (Stanford),
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich)
  • (2019)
Unification of Temporary Storage in the NodeKernel Architecture
(accepted at) the 2019 USENIX Conference on Usenix Annual Technical Conference
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Chamulteon: Coordinated Auto-Scaling of Micro-Services
IEEE ICDCS 2019 workshop program
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Characterization of a Big Data Storage Workload in the Cloud
ICPE 2019
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2018

A Reference Architecture for Datacenter Scheduling
International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis 2018 (SC18)
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A mirroring architecture for sophisticated mobile games using computation-offloading
Concurr. Comput. Pract. Exp. 30(17): (2018)
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POSUM: A Portfolio Scheduler for MapReduce Workloads
2018, IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData)
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Quantifying Cloud Performance and Dependability: Taxonomy, Metric Design, and Emerging Challenges
TOMPECS 3(4): 19:1-19:36
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  • Ana Klimovic (Stanford),
  • Yawen Wang (Stanford),
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Jonas Pfefferle (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Christos Kozyrakis (Stanford)
  • (2018)
Pocket: elastic ephemeral storage for serverless analytics
Proceedings of the 12th USENIX conference on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI)
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  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Jonas Pfefferle (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Adrian Schuepbach (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich)
  • (2018)
Albis: high-performance file format for big data systems
Proceedings of the 2018 USENIX Conference on Usenix Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC)
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  • Ana Klimovic (Stanford),
  • Yawen Wang (Stanford),
  • Christos Kozyrakis (Stanford),
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Jonas Pfefferle (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Animesh Trivedi
  • (2018)
Understanding ephemeral storage for serverless analytics
Proceedings of the 2018 USENIX Conference on Usenix Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC)
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  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Nikolas Ioannou (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Jonas Pfefferle (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Ioannis Koltsidas (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Kornilios Kourtis (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Thomas R. Gross (ETH Zurich)
  • (2018)
FlashNet: flash/network stack co-design
ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) Volume 14 Issue 4
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  • Alexandru Uta,
  • Harry Obaseki (Vrije Univeristeit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • (2018)
A Performance Study of Big Data Workloads in Cloud Datacenters with Network Variability
HotCloudPerf 2018
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  • Erwin van Eyk,
  • Alexandru Iosup,
  • Cristina L. Abad (ESPOL, Ecuador),
  • Johannes Grohmann (U. Wuertzburg, Germany),
  • Simon Eismann (U. Wuertzburg, Germany)
  • (2018)
A SPEC RG Cloud Group's Vision on the Performance Challenges of FaaS Cloud Architectures
ICPE 2018
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An Experimental Performance Evaluation of Autoscalers for Complex Workflows
TOMPECS (Best Paper Nominations from ICPE'17, revised and extended versions). Accepted, in print.
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2017

  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Nikolas Ioannou (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Jonas Pfefferle (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Ioannis Koltsidas (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Kornilios Kourtis (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Thomas R. Gross (ETH Zurich)
  • (2017)
FlashNet: flash/network stack co-design
Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR)
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The SPEC Cloud Group's Research Vision on FaaS and Serverless Architectures
Second International Workshop on Serverless Computing (WoSC@Middleware 2017)
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2016

Operation analysis of massively multiplayer online games on unreliable resources
Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications 9(6): 1145-1161 (2016)
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  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Jonas Pfefferle (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Radu Stoica (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Ioannis Koltsidas (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Nikolas Ioannou (IBM Research Zurich)
  • (2016)
On the [ir]relevance of network performance for data processing
Proceedings of the 8th USENIX Conference on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud)
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LDBC Graphalytics: A Benchmark for Large-Scale Graph Analysis on Parallel and Distributed Platforms
PVLDB 9(13): 1317-1328 (2016)

2015

  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Clemens Lutz (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Martin Schmatz (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Thomas R. Gross (ETH Zurich)
  • (2015)
RStore: A Direct-Access DRAM-based Data Store
IEEE 35th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)
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  • Jonas Pfefferle (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Ionnis Koltsidas (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Thomas R. Gross (ETH Zurich)
  • (2015)
A Hybrid I/O Virtualization Framework for RDMA-capable Network Interfaces
Proceedings of the 11th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE)
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An Availability-on-Demand Mechanism for Datacenters.
CCGRID 2015: 495-504
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Toxicity detection in multiplayer online games.
NETGAMES 2015: 1-6 (Best Paper Award)
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2014

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  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Jonas Pfefferle (IBM Research Zurich)
  • (2014)
DaRPC: Data Center RPC
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC)
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IaaS Cloud Benchmarking: Approaches, Challenges, and Experience.
Cloud Computing for Data-Intensive Applications 2014: 83-104 (book chapter)
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2013

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  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Thomas R. Gross (ETH Zurich)
  • (2013)
On limitations of network acceleration
Proceedings of the ninth ACM conference on Emerging networking experiments and technologies (CoNEXT)
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  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Animesh Trivedi
  • (2013)
jVerbs: ultra-low latency for data center applications
Proceedings of the 4th annual Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC)
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  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Roman Paletka (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Blake G. Fitch (IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY),
  • Thomas R. Gross (ETH Zurich)
  • (2013)
Unified high-performance I/O: one stack to rule them all
Proceedings of the 14th USENIX conference on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS)
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  • Mark Hendrikx,
  • Sebastiaan Meijer,
  • Joeri Van Der Velden,
  • Alexandru Iosup
  • (2013)
Procedural content generation for games: A survey.
TOMCCAP 9(1): 1:1-1:22 (2013)
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2012

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  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich)
  • (2012)
Wimpy nodes with 10GbE: leveraging one-sided operations in soft-RDMA to boost memcached
Proceedings of the 2012 USENIX conference on Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC)
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  • Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda,
  • Assaf Schuster,
  • Artyom Sharov,
  • Mark Silberstein,
  • Alexandru Iosup
  • (2012)
ExPERT: Pareto-Efficient Task Replication on Grids and a Cloud.
IPDPS 2012: 167-178
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  • Enno Folkerts,
  • Alexander Alexandrov,
  • Kai Sachs,
  • Alexandru Iosup,
  • Volker Markl,
  • Cafer Tosun
  • (2012)
Benchmarking in the Cloud: What It Should, Can, and Cannot Be.
TPCTC 2012: 173-188
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2011

RTSenv: An experimental environment for real-time strategy games
2011 10th Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games: 1-6
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  • Animesh Trivedi,
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM Research Zurich),
  • Patrick Stuedi (IBM Research Zurich)
  • (2011)
A Case for RDMA in Clouds: Turning Supercomputer Networking into Commodity
Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGOPS Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems (APSys 2011)
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Dynamic Resource Provisioning in Massively Multiplayer Online Games.
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
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Grid Computing Workloads.
IEEE Internet Computing 15(2): 19-26 (2011)
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Identifying, analyzing, and modeling flashcrowds in BitTorrent.
Peer-to-Peer Computing 2011: 240-249
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2010

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Sampling Bias in BitTorrent Measurements.
Euro-Par 2010: 484-496
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BTWorld: towards observing the global BitTorrent file-sharing network.
HPDC 2010: 581-588
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2009

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2008

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Inter-operating grids through Delegated MatchMaking.
Scientific Programming 16(2-3): 233-253 (2008) (Special Issue with Nominated and Best Paper Awards at SC|07
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The Grid Workloads Archive.
Future Generation Comp. Syst. 24(7): 672-686 (2008)
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TRIBLER: a social-based peer-to-peer system.
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 20(2): 127-138 (2008)
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2007

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Inter-operating grids through delegated matchmaking.
SC 2007: 13 (Nominated for Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award)
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2006

On Grid Performance Evaluation Using Synthetic Workloads.
JSSPP 2006: 232-255
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