Month: April 2015

EuroSysDW’15 Poster on Unanimous

Here is the draft of my EuroSys doctoral workshop workshop poster. I would appreciate any feedback on the poster, I hope to sent it to the printers in 3/4 hours.   Read More

Converting from Tikz to PNG

Here’s how I did it: \documentclass[preview,border=4mm,convert={density=600,outext=.png}]{standalone}   \usepackage{url} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{color} \begin{document}   \begin{tikzpicture} add figure source here \end{tikzpicture}   \end{document}\documentclass[preview,border=4mm,convert={density=600,outext=.png}]{standalone} \usepackage{url} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{color} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} add figure source here \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} Then compile using: latexmk smr.tex -shell-escape Read More

Unanimous: System Research Group talklet

I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on consensus for the edge network with the SRG today, abstract below Many projects in the SRG at the moment (HAT, UCN, contacts app, MirageOS for ARM, Jitsu, databox, signposts) are trying to give individuals an viable alternative to 3rd party centralised services and put them back in Read More

Conservative election in Byzantine Fault Tolerant Raft

Tangaroa, is a Byzantine tolerant Raft implementation in Haskell, developed by Christopher Copeland and Hongxia Zhong for a Distributed Systems class at Stanford. The authors apply many of the approaches in PBFT to Raft, allowing for the Byzantine failure of nodes.  My interest in this work is how can you stop unnecessary leader elections in Raft algorithm using more Read More

EuroSys 2015

I am incredibility excited to announce that I’ll be attending this year’s EuroSys and its Doctoral Workshop. I’m hope to live blog the event over at syslog. Any recommendations of papers to look out for? Mail me if your going and would like to meet up in Bordeaux. Read More