Chien Group Receives Best Paper at Workshop on Serverless Computing

Graduate student Hai Duc Nguyen and a team from the research group of William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor Andrew Chien received the Best Paper award at the Fifth International Workshop on Serverless Computing.

Nguyen, Chaojie Zhang, Zhujun Xiao, and Chien's paper, “Real-time Serverless: Enabling Application Performance Guarantees,” received the honor from the conference, held in December 2019 in Irvine, California.

The research is part of a broader project funded by the NSF and Intel that seeks to connect serverless cloud computing with edge computing technologies. The “bursty” behavior of edge computing applications such as video analytics for traffic monitoring is a good match for “serverless” cloud computing resources. But under current cloud systems, resources may not be provided immediately when demand unexpectedly surges, as would be expected for sensors and devices looking for rare events. 

Chien’s group is exploring the concept of “guaranteed allocation rate” in serverless cloud computing for real-time platforms. Under this model, cloud providers guarantee the invocation rate of a serverless function — essentially promising to provide increased resources to an application within a certain timespan. The guarantee would permit real-time functions without requiring customers to reserve machines that will sit dormant for long stretches.  

“What we've been able to figure out is, you can solve this quality of performance problem just by adding one little thing to serverless, which is this guaranteed allocation rate, or guaranteed invocation rate,” Chien said. “This one idea actually allows you to prove that you can deliver real-time performance for all these kinds of applications, and so it's the magic element that makes all of this whole new class of applications possible.”

You can view Nguyen's slides from his talk at the Workshop on Serverless Computing here.

Related News

More UChicago CS stories from this research area.
UChicago CS News

Five UChicago CS Students Named to Siebel Scholars 2023 Class

Sep 22, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Students Emily Wenger and Xu Zhang Receive Harper Fellowships

Sep 14, 2022
In the News

Internet Disconnect

Sep 13, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago/Argonne Computer Scientist Ian Foster Receives ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award

Sep 07, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago Hosts NSF Workshop on Frontiers of Quantum Advantage

Aug 15, 2022
UChicago CS News

Single Sign-On Migration for Chameleon Project Receives PEARC Best Paper Award

Jun 27, 2022
UChicago CS News

EPiQC Post-Doc Pens Op-Ed on Potential of Quantum Computing for Chemistry

Jun 24, 2022
UChicago CS News

Faculty Bill Fefferman and Chenhao Tan Receive Google Research Scholar Awards

Jun 21, 2022
UChicago CS News

Prof. Yanjing Li Receives Under-40 Innovators Award from DAC

Jun 15, 2022

Data Science Institute Summit

Jun 15, 2022
In the News

Nick Feamster Talks Internet Equity on Light Reading Podcast

Jun 09, 2022
UChicago CS News

Prof. Andrew A. Chien Named to DARPA ISAT Study Group

Jun 07, 2022
arrow-down-largearrow-left-largearrow-right-large-greyarrow-right-large-yellowarrow-right-largearrow-right-smallbutton-arrowclosedocumentfacebookfacet-arrow-down-whitefacet-arrow-downPage 1CheckedCheckedicon-apple-t5backgroundLayer 1icon-google-t5icon-office365-t5icon-outlook-t5backgroundLayer 1icon-outlookcom-t5backgroundLayer 1icon-yahoo-t5backgroundLayer 1internal-yellowinternalintranetlinkedinlinkoutpauseplaypresentationsearch-bluesearchshareslider-arrow-nextslider-arrow-prevtwittervideoyoutube