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AGENDA: HPTS September 22-25, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Time Activity Location
3:00pm - 6:00pm HPTS Registration begins Hearst Social Hall
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner Crocker Dining Hall
7:00 - 9:30pm Beer, Wine, and Visiting Chapel
9:00 - Midnight Night Owls' Whiskey, Wine, and Beer Director's Cottage

* Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are held in Crocker Dining Hall. All talks are in the Chapel.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Time Activity/Subject
7:30 - 8:15 Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30am

Opening Remarks - Pat Selinger, General Chair and Armando Fox, Program Committee Chair

8:30 - 10:00 Hardware and Datacenter Networking Chair: David Cheriton (Stanford)

Reinventing Datacenter Networking - Andy Bechtolsheim (Arista Networks)

Fine-Grained Memory Deduplication: the Enabler for Architectural Support for In-Memory Database Systems - Heiner Litz (Stanford)

DIABLO: Simulating a Datacenter on an FPGA - Zhangxi Tan (UC Berkeley)

10:00 - 10:30 Break and Snacks
10:30 - 12:00 Developing Apps at Scale Chair: Bill Coughran (Sequoia Capital)

Schema Design Patterns for a Peta-Scale World - Aaron Kimball (Wibidata)

The Emergence of Application Logic Compilers - Stefan Dipper (SAP)

Orleans: Actors for High-Scale Services - Sergey Bykov (Microsoft)

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch and Break
1:30 - 3:00 SaaS Based Analytics Applications Chair: Adrian Cockcroft (Netflix)

Streaker: Scaling Streaming Analytics Up and Out at Boundary - Scott Andreas (Boundary)

Building a Modern Financials Application at Workday - Kashif Qayyum (Workday)

Popcap and High Performance Games - James Gwertzman (Popcap Games)

3:00 - 3:30 Break and Snacks
3:30 - 5:00 Panel: Battle of the B-Trees Moderator: Margo Seltzer (Harvard)

Each of our five panelists has developed a new variant of a Btree. In this highly interactive session, the panelists will discuss the points on which they agree and then highlight the points on which each of their implementations differ. The goal of the session is to present points of agreement; points of disagreement; and a discussion about whether research in this area is necessary and if so, what the important questions are.

Bradley Kuszmaul -- Streaming BTrees (Tokutek/MIT)

Justin Levandoski -- The Bw-Tree: A B-Tree on Steroids(Microsoft)

Reza Sadri -- New Memory Technologies and Requirements for Indexing Techniques (STEC, Inc)

Eddie Kohler -- MassTree (Harvard)

Keith Bostic -- The WiredTiger Btree Implementation (WiredTiger)

5:00 - 6:00 Break (Walking on the Beach ...)
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 9:00ish Gong Show, Beer and Wine Chair: Michael Armbrust (Google and UC Berkeley)

As many short (max 5 minute) presentations as we could squeeze into a couple of hours while drinking. See complete schedule and presentations). Moderator Michael Armbrust.

0:00 - Midnight Night Owls' Whiskey, Wine, and Beer - Director's Cottage

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

8:30 - 10:00 Scalable TP Chair: Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL)

The Traditional Wisdom Is All Wrong - Mike Stonebraker (MIT)

Transactions Returning to Big Data - Mark Little (Red Hat)

Big Data Is Causing Rage - Mike Myer (Oracle RightNow)

10:00 - 10:30 Break and Snacks
10:30 - 12:00 Potpourri Chair: Mark Little (Red Hat)

Hardware Transactional Memory on Haswell - Viktor Leis (TU Munchen)

Moving Mountains: Mechanics of Global Payment Processing - Eric Newcomer (Citigroup)

Managing Complexity At Scale - Paul Yaron (JP Morgan Chase)

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch and Break
1:30 - 3:00 Software Development in the Cloud Chair: Phil Bernstein (Microsoft)

iQA: Automated Software Testing as a Service - Cristian Zamfir (EPFL)

Some Thoughts on Risk Assessment for Automated Software Deployment - William Josephson (Solano Labs)

Cloud Benchmarking ... How We Got Here and Nowhere - Anthony Voellm (Google)

3:00 - 3:30 Break and Snacks
3:30 - 5:00 Panel: Analytics vs Streaming vs OLTP Moderator: Pat Helland (Salesforce)

Each panel member describes their perspective on the relationship between classic transactions, streaming data, eventing, and analytics. Are they so different? Are they the same? Betting money is Pat will meddle with the discussion ...

What Hadoop Got Right: Enabling Unconstrained Data Access - Jamie Martin (Salesforce)

Bing Ads - Chad Walters (Microsoft)

Stream Processing in the BigData World - Milind Bhandarkar (EMC)

5:00 - 6:00 Break (Walking on the Beach ...)
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 Panel: HPTS: The Next Generation Moderator: Shel Finkelstein (SAP)

Each of our up-and-coming students will tell those of us “old farts” where we are missing the boat. We expect an earful about our errors of omission and commission. This will cover the gamut from taste in music, alcohol, clothing styles, and even issues about scalable computing.

Peter Bailis (UC Berkeley)

Andy Pavlo (Brown, joining CMU)

Pinar Tozun (EPFL)

Bo Wang (Stanford)

9:00 - Midnight Night Owls' Whiskey, Wine, and Beer (Director's Cottage)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

8:30 - 10:00 Big Data and Privacy Chair: Pat Selinger (IBM)

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Big Data Custodes? - Ryan Johnson (Univ of Toronto)

Challenges in Secure Storage and Search of Large-Scale Archival Data - Ethan Miller (UCSC)

Scalable Datalog-as-a-Service - Bill Howe (eScience Institute & Univ of Washington)

10:00 - 10:30 Break and Snacks
10:30 - 11:50 Closing Keynote Host: Armando Fox (UCB)

Parallelism in the Cloud - Eric Brewer (Google and UC Berkeley)

11:50 - 12:00 Closing Comments and Announcements
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch and Goodbye