Thoughts on Systems

Emil Sit

Mar 14, 2009 - 1 minute read - Research academia implementation interviews tools

Systems Researchers Interview Series

After my last post on implementing Chord, I thought it might be insightful and educational to examine how others are building research distributed systems. I have asked a number of colleagues who have built successful research systems to answer a few questions about their implementations. Here, successful roughly means that the system has seen some broad use or adoption, or (and?) has been presented at a notable peer-reviewed conference. The questions to be answered:

  • What did you build?
  • Tell us about what you built it with. For example, what languages or 3rd party tools/libraries did you use? Why? What was your experience with them?
  • How did you test your system for correctness?
  • How did you deploy your system? How big of a deployment?
  • How did you evaluate your system?
  • Anything you’d like to add?

A few folks have agreed to participate; as I post their responses, I will update this post with their names and links to the interviews. If you are interested in participating, just send me an e-mail!

Participants (last updated 25 Mar 2009):