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VMware Research Group

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.
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. […]

Hillview: A Tool for Browsing Huge Datasets

A key part of the success of many enterprises involves analyzing and understanding data. There is a myriad of commercial and free tools available today to help enterprises do just that.  Only a few of the existing tools can handle large-scale datasets, but all of those require deep technical expertise to use. Moreover, the explosion […]

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 […]

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 […]

We Want to Meet You at SIGCOMM 2017

“All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.”(Arthur C Aufderheide) Several VMware Research members are headed to the ACM SIGCOMM 2017, the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM 2017), which will take place August 21-25, 2017 on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA. VMware is […]

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’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 […]