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December 2016
Todd Mowry Named ACM Fellow

Congratulations to Todd Mowry on being named an ACM Fellow for 2016! Mowry, a professor in the Computer Science Department, was cited “for contributions to software prefetching and thread-level speculation.” His research interests span the areas of computer architecture, compilers, operating systems, parallel processing, database performance, and modular robotics. He co-leads the Log-Based Architectures project and the Claytronics project. In 2004-2007, he served as the director of Intel Labs Pittsburgh. Todd was among 53 members of the ACM, the world’s leading computing society, elevated to fellow status this year. ACM will formally recognize the 2016 fellows at the annual Awards Banquet in San Francisco on June 24, 2017.
-- Carnegie Mellon University News, Dec. 8, 2016, Byron Spice

July 2016
Announcing the Carnegie Mellon Database Application Catalog

The Carnegie Mellon Database Application Catalog (CMDBAC) is an on-line repository of open-source database applications that you can use for benchmarking and experimentation. The goal of this project is to provide ready-to-run real-world applications for researchers and practitioners that go beyond the standard benchmarks

We built a crawler that finds applications hosted on public repositories (e.g., GitHub). We then created a framework that automatically learns how to deploy and execute an application inside a virtual machine sandbox. You can then safely download the application on your local machine and execute it to collect query traces and other metrics.

The CMDBAC currently contains over 1000 applications of varying complexity. We target Web applications based on popular programming frameworks because (1) they are easier to find and (2) we can automate the deployment process. We support applications that use the Django, Ruby on Rails, Drupal, Node.js, and Grails frameworks.

Find the CMDBAC website at:http://cmdbac.cs.cmu.edu and the source code at https://github.com/cmu-db/cmdbac.

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