Large-Scale Systems Group

The Large-Scale Systems Group (LSSG) is interested in critical systems research questions underlying robust, scalable large-scale systems which pervade the internet, high performance, and enterprise computing.  Future global-scale information systems have billions of elements, exabytes of data, and endemic impact on social, consumer, commercial, and scientific applications of unprecedented scale.  Achieving this extraordinary scale poses difficult challenges in a number of dimensions systems, architecture, networking, and programming. 
Specific dimensions of interest include programming abstractions, system software and networking, architecture, and applications.  LSSG is led by Prof. Andrew A Chien.  

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Research Projects 
Previous Research Projects: OptIPuter (Cloud and Grid Systems, Data-center storage and Dark-fiber WAN's), Fast Messages (cluster networking), Concert (Efficient Object-oriented programming), and parallel interconnection networks (computer architecture).

The Large-Scale Systems Group gratefully acknowledges support from the NSFDOEDARPA, Hewlett-Packard, QualcommNvidia, Agilent, and Samsung.

The LSSG is part of the Systems Group in the University of Chicago's Department of Computer Science, and also affiliated with Chicago's Computation Institute, and Argonne National Laboratory's  Mathematics and Computer Science Division.

For more background, you can also see Andrew's old CSAG Site

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    Andrew A. Chien,
    May 8, 2012, 7:36 AM