Greg Ganger's Publications


Recent Publications

SpringFS: Bridging Agility and Performance in Elastic Distributed Storage. Lianghong Xu, James Cipar, Elie Krevat, Alexey Tumanov, Nitin Gupta, Michael A. Kozuch, Gregory R. Ganger. 12th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '14), Santa Clara, CA, February 17–20, 2014.
Abstract / PDF [319K]

xx Toward Strong, Usable Access Control for Shared Distributed Data. Michelle L. Mazurek, Yuan Liang, William Melicher, Manya Sleeper, Lujo Bauer, Gregory R. Ganger, Nitin Gupta, and Michael K. Reiter. In FAST 2014: USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, February 2014.
Abstract / PDF [395K]

xx Tetrisched: Space-Time Scheduling for Heterogeneous Datacenters. Alexey Tumanov, Timothy Zhu, Michael A. Kozuch, Mor Harchol-Balter, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-13-112, December, 2013.
Abstract / PDF [716K]

xx More Effective Distributed ML via a Stale Synchronous Parallel Parameter Server. Qirong Ho, James Cipar, Henggang Cui, Jin Kyu Kim, Seunghak Lee, Phillip B. Gibbons, Garth A. Gibson, Gregory R. Ganger, Eric P. Xing. Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS '13). Dec 5-8, 2013, Lake Tahoe, NV.
Abstract / PDF [2.64M] / Appendix

xx Visualizing Request-flow Comparison to Aid Performance Diagnosis in Distributed Systems. Raja R. Sambasivan, Ilari Shafer, Michelle L. Mazurek, Gregory R. Ganger. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings Information Visualization 2013), vol. 19, no. 12, Dec. 2013.
Abstract / PDF [1.9M] / TRAILER VIDEO [5.6M] / VIDEO [17.9M]

xx Toward Strong, Usable Access Control for Shared Distributed Data. Michelle L. Mazurek, Yuan Liang, Manya Sleeper, Lujo Bauer, Gregory R. Ganger, Nitin Gupta, Michael K. Reiter. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-13-110. June 2013.
Abstract / PDF [1M]

Active Disk Meets Flash: A Case for Intelligent SSDs. Sangyeun Cho, Chanik Park, Hyunok Oh, Sungchan Kim, Youngmin, Gregory R. Ganger. Proceedings of the ACM Int'l Conference on Supercomputing (ICS), Eugene, OR, June 2013.
Abstract / PDF [677K]

Specialized Storage for Big Numeric Time Series. Ilari Shafer, Raja R. Sambasivan, Anthony Rowe, Gregory R. Ganger. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems, June 2013.
Abstract / PDF [161K]

Solving the Straggler Problem with Bounded Staleness. James Cipar, Qirong Ho, Jin Kyu Kim, Seunghak Lee, Gregory R. Ganger, Garth Gibson, Kimberly Keeton, Eric Xing. 14th USENIX HotOS Workshop, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, May 13-15, 2013.
Abstract / PDF [174K]

Asymmetry-aware Execution Placement on Manycore Chips. Alexey Tumanov, Joshua Wise, Onur Mutlu, Gregory R. Ganger. In Proc. of the 3rd Workshop on Systems for Future Multicore Architectures (SFMA'13), EuroSys'13, Apr. 14-17, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.
Abstract / PDF [703K]

Visualizing Request-flow Comparison to Aid Performance Diagnosis in Distributed Systems. Raja R. Sambasivan, Ilari Shafer, Michelle L. Mazurek, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-13-104 (supersedes CMU-PDL-12-102), April 2013.
Abstract / PDF [1.93M]

vQuery: A Platform for Connecting Configuration and Performance. Ilari Shafer, Snorri Gylfason, Gregory R. Ganger. vwWare Labs Technical Report, Palo Alto, CA. December 2012.
Abstract / PDF [288K]

JackRabbit: Improved Agility In Elastic Distributed Storage. James Cipar, Lianghong Xu, Elie Krevat, Alexey Tumanov Nitin Gupta, Michael A. Kozuch, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-12-112, October 2012.
Abstract / PDF [395K]

alsched: Algebraic Scheduling of Mixed Workloads in Heterogeneous Clouds. Alexey Tumanov, James Cipar, Michael A. Kozuch, Gregory R. Ganger. 3rd ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing. October 14th-17th, 2012 - San Jose, CA.
Abstract / PDF [379K]

Heterogeneity and Dynamicity of Clouds at Scale: Google Trace Analysis. Charles Reiss, Alexey Tumanov, Gregory R. Ganger, Randy H. Katz, Michael A. Kozuch. 3rd ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing. October 14th-17th, 2012 - San Jose, CA.
Abstract / PDF [3.1M]

RainMon: An Integrated Approach to Mining Bursty Timeseries Monitoring Data. Ilari Shafer, Kai Ren, Vishnu Boddeti, Yashihisa Abe, Greg Ganger, Christos Faloutsos. KDD'12, August 12–16, 2012, Beijing, China.
Abstract / PDF [1.5M]

Automated Diagnosis without Predictability is a Recipe for Failure. Raja R. Sambasivan & Gregory R. Ganger. Proceedings of the 4th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud '12), June 12-13, 2012, Boston, MA. Supersedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-11-101.
Abstract / PDF [368K]

File System Virtual Appliances: Portable File System Implementations. Michael Abd-El-Malek , Matthew Wachs, James Cipar, Karan Sanghi, Gregory R. Ganger, Garth A. Gibson, Michael K. Reiter. ACM Transactions on Storage, Vol. 8, No. 3, Article 39, May 2012.
Abstract / PDF [518K]

Shingled Magnetic Recording for Big Data Applications. Anand Suresh, Garth Gibson, Greg Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-12-105. May 2012.
Abstract / PDF [561K]

Visualizing Request-flow Comparison to Aid Performance Diagnosis in Distributed Systems. Raja R. Sambasivan, Ilari Shafer, Michelle L. Mazurek, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-12-102. May 2012.
Abstract / PDF [1.13M]

Towards Understanding Heterogeneous Clouds at Scale: Google Trace Analysis Charles Reiss, Alexey Tumanov, Gregory R. Ganger, Randy H. Katz, Michael A. Kozuch. Intel Science and Technology Center for Cloud Computing Technical Report ISTC-CC-TR-12-101, April 27, 2012.
Abstract / PDF [876K]

LazyBase: Trading Freshness for Performance in a Scalable Database. James Cipar, Greg Ganger, Kimberly Keeton, Charles B. Morrey III, Craig A. N. Soules, Alistair Veitch. EuroSys 2012 April 10-13, 2012, Bern, Switzerland.
Abstract / PDF [236K]

Active Disk Meets Flash: A Case for Intelligent SSDs. Sangyeun Cho, Chanik Park , Hyunok Oh, Sungchan Kim, Youngmin Yi and Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-11-115. Dec. 2011.
Abstract / PDF [989K]

Exertion-based Billing for Cloud Storage Access. Matthew Wachs, Lianghong Xu, Arkady Kanevsky, Gregory R. Ganger. Proceedings of the 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud '11). June 14-15, 2011, Portland, OR. Supersedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-11-105. March 2011.
Abstract / PDF [65K]

Applying Idealized Lower-bound Runtime Models to Understand Inefficiencies in Data-intensive Computing (Extended Abstract). Elie Krevat, Tomer Shiran, Eric Anderson, Joseph Tucek, Jay J. Wylie, Gregory R. Ganger: SIGMETRICS 2011: 125-126, San Jose, CA, June 7-11, 2011.
Abstract / PDF [297K]

Disks Are Like Snowflakes: No Two Are Alike. Elie Krevat, Joseph Tucek, Gregory R. Ganger. 13th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS 2011), Napa Valley, CA. May 2011. Supersedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Laboratory Technical Report CMU-PDL-11-102, February 2011.
Abstract / PDF [1.8M]

Principles of Operation for Shingled Disk Devices. Garth Gibson, Greg Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-11-107. April 2011.
Abstract / PDF [500K]

Diagnosing Performance Changes by Comparing Request Flows. Raja R. Sambasivan, Alice X. Zheng, Michael De Rosa, Elie Krevat, Spencer Whitman, Michael Stroucken, William Wang, Lianghong Xu, Gregory R. Ganger. 8th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'11). March 30 - April 1, 2011. Boston, MA.
Abstract / PDF [388K]

Applying Simple Performance Models to Understand Inefficiencies in Data-Intensive Computing. Elie Krevat, Tomer Shiran, Eric Anderson, Joseph Tucek, Jay J. Wylie, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-11-103. February 2011.
Abstract / PDF [476K]

Automation Without Predictability is a Recipe for Failure. Raja R. Sambasivan, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Laboratory Technical Report CMU-PDL-11-101, January 2011.
Abstract / PDF [336K]

Improving Storage Bandwidth Guarantees with Performance Insulation. Matthew Wachs, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-10-113, October 2010.
Abstract / PDF [285K]

SmartScan: Efficient Metadata Crawl for Storage Management Metadata Querying in Large File Systems. Likun Liu, Lianghong Xu, Yongwei Wu, Guangwen Yang, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-10-112, Oct. 2010.
Abstract / PDF [366K]

Diagnosing Performance Changes by Comparing System Behaviours. Raja R. Sambasivan, Alice X. Zheng, Elie Krevat, Spencer Whitman, Michael Stroucken, William Wang, Lianghong Xu, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-10-107. July 2010. Supersedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-10-103.
Abstract / PDF [503K]

A Transparently-Scalable Metadata Service for the Ursa Minor Storage System. Shafeeq Sinnamohideen, Raja R. Sambasivan, James Hendricks, Likun Liu, Gregory R. Ganger. Usenix Annual Technical Conference, Boston, MA, June 23-25, 2010. Supercedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Laboratory Technical Report CMU-PDL-10-102. March 2010.
Abstract / PDF [230K]

Zzyzx: Scalable Fault Tolerance Through Byzantine Locking. James Hendricks, Shafeeq Sinnamohideen, Gregory R. Ganger, Michael K. Reiter. Proceedings of the 40th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks. Chicago, Illinois, June 2010.
Abstract / PDF [231K]

Robust and Flexible Power-proportional Storage. Hrishikesh Amur, James Cipar, Varun Gupta, Gregory R. Ganger, Michael A. Kozuch, Karsten Schwan. ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC). June 10-11, 2010, Indianapolis, IN. Supersedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-10-106, February 2010.
Abstract / PDF [944K]

Applying Performance Models to Understand Data-intensive Computing Efficiency. Elie Krevat, Tomer Shiran, Eric Anderson†, Joseph Tucek†, Jay J. Wylie, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-10-108. May 2010.
Abstract / PDF [304K]

Open Cirrus: A Global Cloud Computing Testbed. Arutyun I. Avetisyan, Roy Campbell, Indranil Gupta, Michael T. Heath, Steven Y. Ko, Gregory R. Ganger, Michael A. Kozuch, David O’Hallaron, Marcel Kunze, Thomas T. Kwan, Kevin Lai, Martha Lyons, Dejan S. Milojicic, Hing Yan Lee, Ng Kwang Ming, Jing-Yuan Luke, Han Namgong, Yeng Chai Soh. IEEE Computer, April 2010.
Abstract / PDF [1.1M]

File System Virtual Appliances: Portable File System Implementations. Michael Abd-El-Malek, Matthew Wachs, James Cipar, Karan Sanghi, Gregory R. Ganger, Garth A. Gibson, Michael K. Reiter. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-10-105, April 2010.
Abstract / PDF [513K]

Access Control for Home Data Sharing: Attitudes, Needs and Practices. Michelle L. Mazurek, J.P. Arsenault, Joanna Bresee, Nitin Gupta, Iulia Ion, Christina Johns, Daniel Lee, Yuan Liang, Jenny Olsen, Brandon Salmon, Richard Shay, Kami Vaniea, Lujo Bauer, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Gregory R. Ganger, Michael K. Reiter. CHI 2010, April 10 – 15, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia. Supersedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-09-110, October 2009.
Abstract / PDF [250K]

Diagnosing Performance Problems by Visualizing and Comparing System Behaviours. Raja R. Sambasivan, Alice X. Zheng, Elie Krevat, Spencer Whitman, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-10-103, February 2010.
Abstract / PDF [423K]

Perspective: Semantic Data Management for the Home. Brandon Salmon, Steven W. Schlosser, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Gregory R. Ganger. ;LOGIN Vol. 34, No. 5
Abstract / PDF [403K]

Access Control for Home Data Sharing: Attitudes, Needs and Practices. Michelle L. Mazurek, J.P. Arsenault, Joanna Bresee, Nitin Gupta, Iulia Ion, Christina Johns, Daniel Lee, Yuan Liang, Jenny Olsen, Brandon Salmon, Richard Shay, Kami Vaniea, Lujo Bauer, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Gregory R. Ganger, Michael K. Reiter. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-09-110. October 2009.
Abstract / PDF [250K]

Co-scheduling of Disk Head Time in Cluster-based Storage. Matthew Wachs, Gregory R. Ganger. 28th International Symposium On Reliable Distributed Systems September 27-30, 2009. Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.A. Supersedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-08-113. October 2008.
Abstract / PDF [245K]

Safe and Effective Fine-grained TCP Retransmissions for Datacenter Communication. Vijay Vasudevan, Amar Phanishayee, Hiral Shah, Elie Krevat, David G. Andersen, Gregory R. Ganger, Garth A. Gibson, Brian Mueller. SIGCOMM’09, August 17–21, 2009, Barcelona, Spain. Supersedes CMU-PDL-09-101, Feb, 2009.
Abstract / PDF [755K]

In Search of an API for Scalable File Systems: Under the table or above it? Swapnil Patil, Garth A. Gibson, Gregory R. Ganger, Julio Lopez, Milo Polte, Wittawat Tantisiroj, and Lin Xiao. USENIX HotCloud Workshop 2009. June 2009, San Diego CA.
Abstract / PDF [260K]

Tashi: Location-aware Cluster Management. Michael A. Kozuch, Michael P. Ryan, Richard Gass, Steven W. Schlosser, David O’Hallaron, James Cipar, Elie Krevat, Julio López, Michael Stroucken, Gregory R. Ganger. First Workshop on Automated Control for Datacenters and Clouds (ACDC'09), Barcelona, Spain, June 2009.
Abstract / PDF [160K]

File System Virtual Appliances: Portable File System Implementations. Michael Abd-El-Malek, Matthew Wachs, James Cipar, Karan Sanghi, Gregory R. Ganger, Garth A. Gibson, Michael K. Reiter. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-09-102. May 2009.
Abstract / PDF [486K]

Relative Fitness Modeling. Michael P. Mesnier, Matthew Wachs, Raja R. Sambasivan, Alice X. Zheng, and Gregory R. Ganger. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 52 No. 4, April 2009.
Abstract / PDF [775K]

Solving TCP Incast in Cluster Storage Systems. Vijay Vasudevan, Hiral Shah, Amar Phanishayee, Elie Krevat, David Andersen, Greg Ganger, Garth Gibson. FAST 2009 Work in Progress Report. 7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies. Feb 24-27, 2009, San Francisco, CA.
PDF [70K]

Perspective: Semantic Data Management for the Home. Brandon Salmon, Steven W. Schlosser, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Gregory R. Ganger. 7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '09). Feb. 24-27, 2009. San Francisco, CA. Supercedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-08-105, May 2008.
Abstract / PDF [275KM]

A (In)Cast of Thousands: Scaling Datacenter TCP to Kiloservers and Gigabits. Vijay Vasudevan, Amar Phanishayee, Hiral Shah, Elie Krevat, David G. Andersen, Gregory R. Ganger, Garth A. Gibson. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-09-101, Feb. 2009.
Abstact / PDF [317K]

IRONModel: Robust Performance Models in the Wild. Eno Thereska, Gregory R. Ganger. SIGMETRICS’08, June 2–6, 2008, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
Abstract / PDF [813K]

File System Virtual Appliances: Third-party File System Implementations without the Pain. Michael Abd-El-Malek, Matthew Wachs, James Cipar, Gregory R. Ganger, Garth A. Gibson, Michael K. Reiter. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-08-106, May 2008.
Abstract / PDF [508K]

Perspective: Semantic Data Management for the Home. Brandon Salmon, Steven W. Schlosser, Lorrie Faith Cranor, Gregory R. Ganger. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-08-105, May 2008.
Abstract / PDF [1.65M]

The DiskSim Simulation Environment Version 4.0 Reference Manual.John S. Bucy, Jiri Schindler, Steven W. Schlosser, Gregory R. Ganger, and Contributors. Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-08-101, May 2008.
Abstract / PDF [704K] / Code Release

Using Utility to Provision Storage Systems. John D. Strunk, Eno Thereska, Christos Faloutsos, Gregory R. Ganger. 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '08). Feb. 26-29, 2008. San Jose, CA. Supercedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-07-106, September 2007.
Abstract / PDF [310K]

Measurement and Analysis of TCP Throughput Collapse in Cluster-based Storage Systems. Amar Phanishayee, Elie Krevat, Vijay Vasudevan, David G. Andersen, Gregory R. Ganger, Garth A. Gibson, Srinivasan Seshan. 6th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '08). Feb. 26-29, 2008. San Jose, CA. Supercedes Carnegie Mellon University Parallel Data Lab Technical Report CMU-PDL-07-105, September 2007.
Abstract / PDF [374K]

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