It has been a very busy and exciting summer so far for VMAP. Read on for updates on the various efforts that we support, and some summer highlights.
The inaugural edition of the VMware Technical Journal was published in April 2012, and was a resounding success. To date we have given away nearly 500 hard copies of the journal (our entire stock—next time we will be sure to print more!), not to mention the countless downloads and viewings of the journal and individual papers on the Labs website. We are in the midst of planning the second issue, which will be published in December 2012.
VMware engineers have had a number of papers published in the first half of 2012, many being collaborative efforts with students and faculty:
- Modeling Virtualized Applications using Machine Learning Techniques, Sajib Kundu (Florida International University), Raju Rangaswami (Florida International University), Ajay Gulati (VMware), Ming Zhao (Florida International University), Kaushik Dutta (National University of Singapore)
- Block Storage Virtualization with Commodity Secure Digital Cards, Harvey Tuch, Cyprien Laplace, Kenneth C. Barr, Bi Wu (VMware)
USENIX Annual Technical Conference
- Demand Based Hierarchical QoS Using Storage Resource Pools, Ajay Gulati and Ganesha Shanmuganathan, VMware Inc.; Xuechen Zhang, Wayne State University; Peter Varman, Rice University
- Software Techniques for Avoiding Hardware Virtualization Exits, Ole Agesen, Jim Mattson, Radu Rugina, and Jeffrey Sheldon, VMware
Fellowships and Awards
In addition to our current two Graduate Fellowships at the University of Michigan and Cornell University, we are funding five undergraduate student scholarships at MIT through the newly created MIT EECS VMware Undergraduate Research and Innovation Fund, established under the umbrella of the MIT Research Innovation Scholarship Program. The five students will be supported for the 2012-2013 academic year; this funding will commence in September 2012.
Our Spring 2012 RFP topic was on Security in Cloud and Virtualized Environments. There were three awards made, to the following institutions: New York University, University of North Carolina, and the University of Texas, Dallas. In addition to continued support of joint projects at Boston University and the University of Toronto, we also renewed our commitment to projects in diverse areas at MIT, the University of Tennessee and Ohio State’s VMLab, a testbed for desktop virtualisation.
June concluded the bulk of our academic conference participation for 2012. June itself was by far the busiest month of the year, when we sponsored nine conferences. Check out our Conference Calendar for details of which conferences VMAP is sponsoring for the rest of 2012 and the 2013 season.
Our conference involvement continues to expand globally. We sponsored a first-ever faculty dinner in Asia in conjunction with ECOOP and PLDI in Beijing, China, and attended Eurosys in Bern, Switzerland, with our colleagues from University Relations. In addition we will be sponsoring IEEE Cluster in China this fall, and look forward to additional collaborations with the APAC and EMEA teams.