Gautam successfully defended his Master Thesis, “Improving memory reclamation techniques in Hypervisors using Persistent Memory,” this week. Great job!
Scott Adams sums up the higher-ed bubble in three panels. (Go to the source.)
Congratulations to Kamal. He had two papers accepted to CLOUD 2015. “Dynamically controlling node-level parallelism in Hadoop” describes an online mechanism that adapts the node-level parallelism to improve performance up to 28% over best practices. The second paper “Evaluation of MapReduce in a large cluster” discussion our experiences with Pivot’s Analytic Workbench, a 500+ node Hadoop cluster.
The acceptance rate at CLOUD 2015 was 14%, which is 2% for two papers (OK-that isn’t quite how it works).
This is one of the neatest technologies ever. U of R researchers can etch a surface with a laser to create a material that repels water. Watch the video and see water bouncing off of the surface.