Yan Chen Wins 2018 ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award

The paper, titled, "OceanStore: an Architecture for Global-scale Persistent Storage" was written in 2000 and has been cited for over 3000 times.

Prof. Yan Chen

Prof. Yan Chen's PhD research work has won the Most Influential Paper Award in ASPLOS 2018. The 23rd ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems was held March 24th–March 28th in Williamsburg, VA.

The paper, titled, "OceanStore: an Architecture for Global-scale Persistent Storage" was written in 2000, in Proceedings of the ninth international conference on Architectural support for programming languages and operating systems (ASPLOS IX) and has been cited for over 3000 times, based on Google Scholar. His co-authors include: John Kubiatowicz, David Bindel, Steven Czerwinski, Patrick Eaton, Dennis Geels, Ramakrishna Gummadi, Sean Rhea, Hakim Weatherspoon, Westley Weimer,  Chris Wells, and Ben Zhao.

Paper Abstract: OceanStore is a utility infrastructure designed to span the globe and provide continuous access to persistent information. Since this infrastructure is comprised of untrusted servers, data is protected through redundancy and cryptographic techniques. To improve performance, data is allowed to be cached anywhere, anytime. Additionally, monitoring of usage patterns allows adaptation to regional outages and denial of service attacks; monitoring also enhances performance through pro-active movement of data. A prototype implementation is currently under development.