Dr. Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau and Dr. Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau lead the ADSL. The group is interested in developing new technology in file and storage systems, although it occasionally branches out into more general systems work in operating systems, virtual machines and other related topics. Current work examines new topics in how datacenters should be constructed; see the WISDOM page for more details.
The Paradyn project develops technology that aids tool and application developers in their pursuit of high-performance, scalable, parallel and distributed software. The primary project, Paradyn, leverages a technique called dynamic instrumentation to efficiently obtain performance profiles of unmodified executables. This dynamic binary instrumentation technology is independently available to researchers via the Dyninst API.