ICSA researchers win Best Paper Award at USENIX ATC'19
Tom Spink, Harry Wagstaff, and Björn Franke won with their paper "A Retargetable System-Level DBT Hypervisor".
In the paper, they develop a novel, retargetable Dynamic Binary Translator (DBT) hypervisor, which includes guest specific modules generated from high-level guest machine specifications. Their system simplifies retargeting of the DBT, but it also delivers performance levels in excess of existing manually created DBT solutions. They achieve this by combining offline and online optimizations, and exploiting the freedom of a JIT compiler operating in a bare-metal environment provided by a standard VM hypervisor.
The 2019 USENIX Annual Technical Conference took place in Renton, Washington on 10-12 July 2019.
USENIX ATC brings together leading systems researchers for the presentation of cutting-edge systems research and the opportunity to gain insight into a wealth of must-know topics, including virtualization, system, and network management and troubleshooting, cloud and edge computing, security, privacy, and trust, mobile and wireless, and more. The program includes a keynote address by Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, University of Wisconsin—Madison.