Important: please arrive before 7pm, which is when the front door locks! If you arrive after 7pm, use the keypad beside the outside door and buzz 8882 to be let in.
David will be presenting The Weakest Failure Detector for Solving Consensus by Tushar Deepak Chandra, Vassos Hadzilacos, and Sam Toueg.
This paper presents a model of reaching consensus between faulty processes in an asynchronous system using (unreliable) failure detectors. With the introduction of a framework for thinking about consensus based on failure detection, new avenues for distributed systems research opened up. The effects of this paper can still be felt even now for example the accrual failure detector in the Cassandra database.
Paper link: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~lorenzo/corsi/cs380d/papers/weakestfd.pdf
Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. There will be food and refreshments provided by Shopify.
David Kua was recently an undergraduate student at UofT before he got his degree in computer science. Occasionally he organizes this meetup.