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Operating Systems Research Group
Operating Systems Research on Energy, Reliability and Autonomy


Publications in File/Storage system
Characteristic Study

  • Weihang Jiang, Chongfeng Hu, Shankar Pasupathy, Arkady Kanevsky and Yuanyuan Zhou. Storage System Problem Troubleshooting and System Logs. ;login: The USENIX Magazine June 2009, Volume 34, Number 3 (;login:'09). [PDF]
  • Weihang Jiang, Chongfeng Hu, Shankar Pasupathy, Arkady Kanevsky, Zhenmin Li and Yuanyuan Zhou. Understanding Customer Problem Troubleshooting from Storage System Logs. To appear in the Proceedings of 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST'09), February, 2009. [PDF]
  • Weihang Jiang, Chongfeng Hu, Yuanyuan Zhou and Arkady Kanevsky. Are Disks the Dominant Contributor for Storage Failures? A Comprehensive Study of Storage Subsystem Failure Characteristic. ACM Transactions on Storage, Vol. 4, No. 3, Article 7, November 2008 (TOS'08) [PDF][BibTex]
  • Weihang Jiang, Chongfeng Hu, Yuanyuan Zhou and Arkady Kanevsky. Are Disks the Dominant Contributor for Storage Failures? A Comprehensive Study of Storage Subsystem Failure Characteristics. In the proceedings of the 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST'08), February, 2008. [PDF]
Cache management

  • Zhe Zhang(NCSU), Amit Kulkarni(NCSU), Xiaosong Ma(NCSU), Yuanyuan Zhou. Memory Resource Allocation for File System Prefetching -- From a Supply Chain Management Perspective To appear in Eurosys'09, March 2009.
  • Zhe Zhang, Kyuhyung Lee, Xiaosong Ma, and Yuanyuan Zhou. "PFC: Transparent Optimization of Existing Prefetching Strategies for Multi-level Storage Systems". To appear in the Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'08), June 2008.
  • Zhifeng Chen, Yan Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhou, Heidi Scott and Berni Schiefer. Empirical evaluation of Multi-level Buffer Cache Collaboration for Storage System.  The proceedings of ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computing Systems (SIGMETRICS'05), June 2005. (13% acceptance rate, 31/237)[PS, PDF, BibTex].
  • Yuanyuan Zhou, Zhifeng Chen and Kai Li. Second-Level Buffer Cache Management.   IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE-TPDS, Journal), Vol. 15, No. 7, July, 2004. [PS, BibTex]
  • Zhifeng Chen, Yuanyuan Zhou and Kai Li. Eviction-based Placement for Storage Caches. USENIX Technical Conference, June 2003. [PDF, BibTex].
  • Yuanyuan Zhou, James F. Philbin and Kai Li. The Multi-Queue Replacement Algorithm for Second Level Buffer Caches. USENIX Technical Conference, June 2001. [ps, pdf, BibTex]
Database storage

  • Yuanyuan Zhou, Angelos Bilas, Suresh Jagannathan, Cezary Dubnicki and Kai Li. VI-attached Database Storage. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE-TPDS, Journal), Vol. 16, No. 1, January, 2005. [PDF, BibTex]
  • Yuanyuan Zhou et al. Experiences with VI Communication for Database Storage The 29th International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA'02), May 2002. [ps, pdf BibTex]
  • Yuanyuan Zhou, Tao Guan and Shiwei Tang. Extendable Transaction Model. Journal of Computer Science, March, 1993.