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VMware’s research group was bootstrapped with expertise in distributed systems, computer architecture, and algorithms. The group has the twin goals of ensuring VMware’s technical future and advancing the state of the field, i.e., focusing on both internal impact on the Company and external impact on the research community. Key additions
VMware’s research group was bootstrapped with expertise in distributed systems, computer architecture, and algorithms. The group has the twin goals of ensuring VMware’s technical future and advancing the state of the field, i.e., focusing on both internal impact on the Company and external impact on the research community. Key additions to the team have expanded our expertise to include operating systems, hypervisors, compilers, networking, data structures, file systems, distributed ledgers (e.g., Blockchain), key management, verification, constraint solving (SAT), coding, and big data.
Corfu, The Database-less Database, Take a Chance on Me

This article is for all the distributed systems application programmers out there who want to increase their programming efficiency; not have to worry about the complexity of the tool they are using; increase throughput and reduce the IT complexity for the end customer. You know who you are, the person who is now going through […]

New $6M NSF – VMware Solicitation for Research Proposals

A new partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and VMware is jointly soliciting research proposals on the topic of Edge Computing Data Infrastructure (ECDI) with an anticipated total funding of $6M. Full information can be found here. The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) is dedicated to VMware and academia jointly envisioning, exploring, and influencing the […]

VMware Announces the 2017 Systems Research Award Recipient

VMware is pleased to announce the 2017 recipient of the early career Systems Research Award: Tim Kraska, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brown University, who will be joining MIT in the spring as an Associate Professor. Professor Kraska’s university will receive a gift of US $100,000 in support of his research on data management systems. […]

ACM’s 2017 HotNets Workshop to be held at VMware this week

HotNets 2017 is being held on the VMware Palo Alto Campus November 30th thru December 1st. This ACM Workshop brings together top researchers to discuss and debate the disruptions taking place in networking today and the possible directions for future disruptions.  This year 90 invited participants will discuss 28 accepted papers that are early-stage work where community […]

VMware’s Mihai Budiu presents “Hillview: A Spreadsheet for Big Data” at Stanford

Dr. Mihai Budiu, a Senior Researcher in VMware’s Research Group, will present on “Hillview:  A Spreadsheet for Big Data”, as part of the Stanford DAWN Project’s seminar series.  The talk will occur on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 from 3 to 4 p.m., on campus in the Gates Computer Science Building in room 415.   The Hillview Project is […]

Blockchain: The Core Technology of Bitcoin

The following is an excerpt from the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science’s (EATSC) just released October Bulletin. VMware Research Group members Ittai Abraham and Dahlia Malkhi, experts in distributed computing, were asked to present their perspective on Blockchain consensus protocols, through the lens of distributed computing, and discuss the relationship to Byzantine Fault Tolerant […]

We’re off to SOSP 2017

The 26th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principals (SOSP 2017), a biennial event, is being held October 29-31, 2017 in Shanghai, China. VMware, a Silver sponsor, will be at the conference as well as several of our researchers who will be involved in presenting papers, leading poster sessions, and co-leading a Birds of a Feather […]