I'm very excited for the first meetup of PWL: Zürich!
Andrea Lattuada will tell us all about Naiad: A Timely Dataflow System by Derek G. Murray, Frank McSherry, Rebecca Isaacs, Michael Isard, Paul Barham, and Martín Abadi.
This paper (http://sigops.org/sosp/sosp13/papers/p439-murray.pdf) proposes a very powerful computational model for dataflow programming designed to minimise unnecessary synchronisation. The idea is to have a system that can be the foundation for various data-processing frameworks that can interoperate. There is an open-source implementation in rust ( https://github.com/frankmcsherry/timely-dataflow ) by one of the authors. It was awarded a best paper award at SOSP 2013.
Please RSVP, so that we have an idea of what to expect.