Oliver Chick wins APSys15 best paper award

PhD student Oliver Chick has received the Best Paper Award at APSys15.

The paper, ‘Shadow Kernels: A General Mechanism For Kernel Specialization in Existing Operating Systems’, is joint work with Lucian Carata, James Snee, Nikilesh Balakrishnan and Ripduman Sohan.

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Lab PhD student wins ACM Student Research Competition at SIGCOMM 2015

First year PhD student Heidi Howard has won the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGCOMM 2015 for ‘Coracle: Evaluating consensus at the internet edge.’

The paper is joint work with Professor Jon Crowcroft.

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Mark Batty receives John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award

Mark Batty has received the John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award.

His dissertation ‘The C11 and C++11 Concurrency Model‘ makes significant contributions to the understanding of memory models for C and C++.

Mark was a member of the Programming, Logic, and Semantics Group under the supervision of Professor Peter Sewell.

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TexLive 2015 now available on the filer

The latest version of TeXLive is now available on the filer in /usr/groups/texlive.
Using the standard TeXLive naming convention, it is in the directory 2015.

The symb links oldest, current and latest point to 2012, 2013 and 2015 respectively.

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EPSRC funds Cambridge Cloud Cybercrime Centre

Thanks to an EPSRC grant, the Cambridge Cloud Cybercrime Centre will be operational from October 1st 2015.

The Centre is a multi-disciplinary initiative combining expertise from the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, Institute of Criminology and Faculty of Law.

The primary aim of the centre is to improve the security of users of cloud services, and to improve outcomes for those who would be affected by their misuse.

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Lab PhD awarded Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to Luana Bulat who has been awarded a Google Anita Borg Scholarship.

Luana is a member of the Natural Language and Information Processing Group, under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Clark.

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Andrew W Moore receives ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award 2015

Andrew W Moore has received the ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award 2015 for “Internet Traffic Classification Using Bayesian Analysis Techniques”.

The paper is joint work with Denis Zuev.

The ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award recognizes an influential performance evaluation paper whose impact is still felt 10-12 years after its initial publication.

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Disruption to Xen clients

Our Xen system was disrupted last night. It is believed to be mostly fixed, but users should check their systems.
A rogue process caused problems with the Lab routing, which caused the filer to be inaccessible, causing some domUs to deem their file systems broken. It is thought that most effected systems have been restarted, but there may still be problems which need fixing. Please email sys-admin if any help is needed.

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Lab PhD wins NSDI’15 Best Paper Award

Matthew P Grosvenor has received the Best Paper Award at NSDI’15.

The paper, ‘Queues Don’t Matter When You Can JUMP Them!‘ is joint work with Malte Schwarzkopf, Ionel Gog, Robert Watson, Andrew Moore, Steven Hand, and Jon Crowcroft.

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Cambridge Ring member Dr Hermann Hauser awarded an honorary knighthood

Cambridge Ring member Dr Hermann Hauser CBE, FRS, FREng has been awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of his services to engineering and industry.

Dr Hauser co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners in 1997. In his long and successful history as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he has founded or co-founded companies in a wide range of technology sectors. These include Acorn Computers (where he helped spin out ARM), Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel and Cambridge Network Limited. Dr Hauser was a founder director of IQ (Bio), IXI Limited, Vocalis, SynGenix, Advanced Displays Limited (acquired by Cambridge Display Technology), Electronic Share Information Limited, E*Trade UK and has supported many other start-ups.

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