I am an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers University's CS department. I work on Operating Systems (OS) for large-scale datacenter and mobile systems and their implications on Computer Architecture, Distributed Systems, and High-performance Computing systems. More specifically, we are building systems for efficiently managing memory and storage heterogeneity.

Rutgers Systems Research Lab

We are hiring PhD students and Interns to join my group at Rutgers! If you are a PhD, Masters, or Undergraduate student interested in fundamental Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, or distributed systems research, write me an email with your CV (or GitHub repo) or stop by my office!

What's New?

- Yujie Ren successfully finished his qualifier
- I will be teaching CS 519. If you are interested to learn and hack Linux OS and learn about Systems Research, plese see here.
- NSF CNS Grant on File System Offloading, Thanks NSF!
- Two new papers on Containarizing the Internet with UO and Designing Library-level File System with UW-Madison

Recent Research

NoveLSM - Redesign of LSM-based key-value stores for NVMs [ATC '18] [Code]
DevFS - Hardware-level file system design for direct storage access bypassing the OS [FAST '18]
HeteroOS - Hypervisor & OS support for heterogeneous memory management in data centers [ISCA '17] [Benchmark]
Unwritten SSD contracts - Understanding the impact of hidden SSD contracts on applications [EuroSys '17] [Code]
pVM - Virtual memory design for exploiting NVM's large capacity and fast storage [EuroSys '16].


Fall 2019 - CS 519 - Operating Systems Theory
Spring 2019 - CS 416 - Operating Systems Design
Fall 2018 - CS 519 - Operating Systems Theory

Recent Publications [Complete List] [Google Scholar]

Vacuum: A Flash-Optimized Search Engine
Jun He, Kan Wu, Sudarsun Kannan, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
FAST 2020 (To appear) [PAPER]

Durable Transactional Memory Can Scale with TimeStone
R.Madhava Krishnan, Jaeho Kim, Ajit Mathew, Anthony Demeri, Xinwei Fu, Changwoo Min, Sudarsun Kannan
ASPLOS 2020 (To appear) [PAPER]

Can We Containerize Internet Measurements?
Christopher Misa, Sudarsun Kannan, Ramakrishnan Durairajan
Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW'19) [PAPER]

File Systems as Processes.
Jing Liu, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Sudarsun Kannan
HotStorage 2019 [PAPER]

HeteroOS: OS Design for Heterogeneous Memory Management in Datacenters.
Sudarsun Kannan, Ada Gavrilovska, Vishal Gupta, Karsten Schwan
ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review - Special Topics, 2019 [PAPER]

Redesigning LSMs for Nonvolatile Memory with NoveLSM.
Sudarsun Kannan, Nitish Bhat, Ada Gavrilovska, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau

The Unwritten Contract of Solid State Drives. The 9th Non-Volatile Memories Workshop
Jun He, Sudarsun Kannan, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
NVMW 2018

NVStream: Accelerating HPC Workflows with NVRAM-based Transport for Streaming Objects.
Pradeep Fernando, Ada Gavrilovska, Sudarsun Kannan, Greg Eisenhauer
HPDC 2018

Designing a True Direct-Access File System.
Sudarsun Kannan, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau
[paper] [slides]

HeteroOS - OS design for heterogeneous memory management in datacenter.
Sudarsun Kannan, Ada Gavrilovska, Vishal Gupta, Karsten Schwan
ISCA 2017
[paper] [slides]

pVM - Persistent Virtual Memory for Efficient Capacity Scaling and Object Storage
Sudarsun Kannan, Ada Gavrilovska, and Karsten Schwan
EuroSys 2016
[paper] [slides]

Recent Conference/Journal Services

2019 - Program Committee USENIX ATC 19
2019 - Program Committee (ERC) ISCA 19
2019 - Program Committee NVMW 2019
2019 - Program Committee IC2E 2019
2018 - ACM Transaction on Storage (TOS)
2018 - External Reviewer CCS 2018
2018 - Reviewer - Computer Architecture Letters (CAL)
2018 - Reviewer - IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
2017 - Program committee - 46th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)


Checkpoint generation,
Sudarsun Kannan, Paolo Faraboschi, Moray McLaren, Dejan S Milojicic, [Patent]
US Patent No. 13/755,664, 2013

Active Non Volatile Memory Post Processing, [Patent]
Sudarsun Kannan, Dejan Milojicic, Vanish Talwar, HP Labs
US Patent No: 20,130,227,194

System and Method for Installation and Management of Cloud-Independent Multi-Tenant Applications, [Patent]
Donahue, James E., Ho, Sudarsun Kannan, Ricky, Gore, Pradnyesh S.
US Patent Application No: 2012/0047,239

Tools and softwares

Benchmark for Understanding Heterogeneous Memory impact

Memory throttler

NVM memory manager

Memory latency benchmark