When I first started at Cornell, I took the Advanced Systems class taught by Fred Schneider. To this day, I think that was the best introductory graduate course to Computer Science Systems research. The course covered a broad spectrum of systems research topics including: specification, operating systems, virtual machines, distributed systems, and much more. I still refer to the course’s reading list every now and then and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Computer Systems.
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I accidentally stumbled upon a nice CS academic blog by Henry Robinson at Cloudera. Unfortunately the blog does not seem to be maintained any more is on temporary hiatus, but it does have many interesting articles. Here, mostly for my future reference, are some that I found particularly interesting:
- A Brief Tour of FLP Impossibility
- Consistency and availability in Amazon’s Dynamo
- Consensus Protocols: Two-Phase Commit
- Consensus Protocols: Three-Phase Commit
- Consensus with lossy links: Establishing a TCP connection
- Consensus Protocols: Paxos
- Consensus Protocols: A Paxos Implementation
- Barbara Liskov’s Turing Award, and Byzantine Fault Tolerance
- CAP confusion: Problems with Partition Tolerance
- The Theorem That Will Not Go Away
Anyway, I hope Henry goes back to blogging.
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