Welcome To NUCSRL!

The Northeastern University Computer Systems Research Laboratory (NUCSRL) is a lab of the Departments of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCollege of Engineering, located on the Northeastern University Campus in the Dana Research Center Building. Students working in NUCSRL are from the Electrical Engineering or the Computer Engineering majors. This lab is under the direction of Professor Ningfang Mi.  NUCSRL's areas of research: Capacity Planning, Resource Management, Performance Evaluation, System Modeling and Simulation, Data Center, Cloud Computing, MapReduce / Hadoop Scheduling.


NUCSRL News

  • Congratulations to Janki and Zhengyu! Their paper "Accelerating Big Data Applications Using Lightweight Virtualization Framework on Enterprise Cloud" has been accepted to the 21st IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC 2017).
  • Congratulations to Janki and Zhengyu! Their paper "FiM: Performance Prediction Model for Parallel Computation in Iterative Data Processing Applications" has been accepted to the 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2017).
  • Congratulations to Zhengyu, Janki and Han! Their paper "AutoPath: Harnessing Parallel Execution Paths for Efficient Resource Allocation in Multi-Stage Big Data Frameworks" has been accepted to the 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2017, Acceptance Rate: 25%).
  • Congratulations to Zhengyu! His paper "EA2S2: An Efficient Application-Aware Storage System for Big Data Processing in Heterogeneous Clusters" has been accepted to the 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2017, Acceptance Rate: 25%).
  • Congratulations to Zhengyu! His paper "eSplash: Efficient Speculation in Large Scale Heterogeneous Computing Systems" has been accepted to the 35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2016, Acceptance Rate: 25.50%).
  • Congratulations to Janki and Zhengyu! Their paper "Understanding Performance of I/O Intensive Containerized Applications for NVMe SSDs" has been accepted to the 35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2016, Acceptance Rate: 25.50%).
  • Congratulations to Zhengyu and Janki! Their paper "GREM: Dynamic SSD Resource Allocation in Virtualized Storage Systems with Heterogeneous VMs" has been accepted to the 35th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC 2016, Acceptance Rate: 25.50%).
  • Congratulations to Zhengyu! His paper "AutoReplica: Automatic Data Replica Manager in Distributed Caching and Data Processing Systems" has been accepted to the first International workshop on Communication, Computing, and Networking in Cyber Physical Systems (CCN-CPS 2016).
  • Congratulations to Zhengyu! His paper "SEINA: A Stealthy and Effective Internal Attack in Hadoop Systems" has been accepted to the ICNC 2017.
  • Congratulations to Zhengyu! His paper "A Fresh Perspective on Total Cost of Ownership Models for Flash Storage in Datacenters" has been accepted to the IEEE CloudCom, 2016.
  • Congratulations to Janki! Her paper "Accelerating K-Means clustering with parallel implementations and GPU computing" has been accepted to the High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC), 2015 IEEE.
  • Congratulations to Jianzhe and Zhengyu! Their paper "Improving Flash Resource Utilization at Minimal Management Cost in Virtualized Flash-based Storage Systems" has been accepted to the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2015.
  • Dr. Mi received 2015 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award!
  • Congratulations to Yi! His paper "Self-Adjusting Slot Configurations for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Hadoop Clusters" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 2015.
  • Congratulations to Yi and Jason! Their paper "Admission Control in YARN Clusters Based on Dynamic Resource Reservation" has been accepted to the IFIP/IEEE Integrated Network Management Symposium (IM'15).
  • Congratulations to Zhengyu! His paper "Improving Virtual Machine Migration via Deduplication" has been accepted by IEEE National Workshop for REU Research in Networking and Systems (REUNS), 2014.
  • Congratulations to Janki! Her abstract "Predicting the Performance of Machine Learning Algorithms running on Heterogeneous Computing Platforms" has been accepted by WiML 2014 as an poster presentation.
  • Congratulations to Yi! His paper "LsPS: A Job Size-Based Scheduler for Efficient Assignments in Hadoop" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), 2014. 
  • Congratulations to Jianzhe on his successful Ph.D. thesis defense in July, 2014.
  • Congratulations to Jianzhe! His paper "Load balancing for cluster systems under heavy-tailed and temporal dependent workloads" has been accepted to Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (SIMPAT), 2014.
  • Congratulations to Yi, Jiaying and Jason! Our paper "HASTE: Hadoop YARN Scheduling Based on Task-Dependency and Resource-Demand" has been accepted by IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud'14). 
  • Congratulations to Jiaying and Yi! Our paper "FRESH: Fair and Efficient Slot Configuration and Scheduling for Hadoop Clusters" has been accepted by IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud'14). 
  • Dr. Mi received The Air Force's Young Investigator Research (YIP) Award 2014.
  • Congratulations to Jianzhe! His paper "vFRM: Flash Resource Manager in VMware ESX Server" has been accepted by the IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS'14). 
  • Congratulations to Jianzhe Tai! His paper "Live Data Migration For Reducing SLA Violations In Multi-tiered Storage Systems" has been accepted by IEEE International Workshops on Cloud Analytics (IWCA'14). 
  • Congratulations to Yi and Jiayin! Our paper "Using a Tunable Knob for Reducing Makespan of MapReduce Jobs in a Hadoop Cluster" has been accepted by the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud'13). 
  • Congratulations to Yi! His paper "Scheduling Heterogeneous MapReduce Jobs for Efficiency Improvement in Enterprise Clusters" has been accepted by the IFIP/IEEE Integrated Network Management Symposium (IM'13). 
  • Congratulations to Zhen, Jianzhe and Jiahui! Our paper "ADUS:Adaptive Resource Allocation in Cluster Systems under Heavy-Tailed and Bursty Workloads" has been accepted by the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'12).
  • Congratulations to Jianzhe and Juemin! Our paper "ArA: Adaptive Resource Allocation for Cloud Computing Environments under Bursty Workloads" has been accepted by the IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'11). 
  • Congratulations to Yi! His paper "DAT: An AP Scheduler using Dynamically Adjusted Time Windows for Crowded WLANs" has been accepted by the IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC'11). 
  • Congratulations to Juemin and Jianzhe! Our paper "Decentralized Scheduling of Bursty Workload on Computing Grids" has been accepted by the Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'11).
  • Dr. Mi received 2010 The IBM Faculty Award! 
  • Our lab received 2010 The AWS (Amazon Web Services) in Education Research Grant!

 

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