Thanks GroupSense for funding this award!
The following two papers received the Best Paper Awards: (1) "Debugging OpenStack Problems using a State Graph Approach" by Yong Xiang, Hu Li, Sen Wang, Charley Peter Chen, and Wei Xu; and (2) "Time Capsule: Tracing Packet Latency across Different Layers in Virtualized Systems" by Kun Suo, Jia Rao, Luwei Cheng, and Francis C.M. Lau. Congratulations!
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Speech: Converging Approaches in Software Switches
Software switches can be broadly divided in terms of their architecture into two categories: “code-driven” switches that call a series of arbitrary functions on each packet, and “data-driven” switches that use a single engine to apply actions selected from a series of tables. This talk will explain the two models and the usefulness of the categorization, and explain how hybrids of the two models can build on the strengths of both.
Ben Pfaff is a lead developer of the Open vSwitch project and led the development effort of the OpenFlow reference implementation. He was a founding employee at Nicira and is currently at VMware. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2007. Ben has worked in free and open source software projects, including Debian and GNU, for over 20 years. Ben is a Senior Member of ACM and a Fellow of the Open Networking Foundation.