Thursday, October 16, 2014
SPEAKER: Bradley C. Kuszmaul, Tokutek
TITLE: State-of-the-Art Database Index Maintenance
Bradley's research focuses on developing computer systems and hardware that behave well both in practice and in theory. His entry won 5 out of 6 categories in Jim Gray's 2007 "sorting benchmark contest" (http://sortbenchmark.org), sorting a terabyte in 197 seconds (he still holds the world record for sorting a terabyte since they retired that category in 2009). He formerly architected Akamai's distributed data collection system, was a Yale Professor of Computer Science and was a principal network architect for the Thinking Machines Connection Machine CM-5 supercomputer. He was one of the developers of the MIT Cilk multithreaded programming system (and now Cilk appears both in gcc and in icc, the Intel compiler). He wrote, in Cilk, winning entries for 4 out of 12 of problems in the 2009 Intel Threading Challenge. His most recent research investigates cache-oblivious data structures for maintaining indexes on SSD and disk.
VISITOR HOST: Andy Pavlo
*partially funded by
A joint seminar with MCDS.