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USENIX Test of Time Awards

The USENIX Test of Time Awards recognize papers that have had a lasting impact on their fields. To qualify, a paper must have been presented at its respective conference at least 10 years ago. Steering committees and past program chairs from USENIX conferences determine the award winners.

2018

FAST '18

Designing for Disasters

Kimberly Keeton, Cipriano Santos, Dirk Beyer, Jeffrey Chase, and John Wilkes

Published in the Proceedings of the Third USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, March 2004

NSDI '18

Remus: High Availability via Asynchronous Virtual Machine Replication

Brendan Cully, Geoffrey Lefebvre, Dutch Meyer, Mike Feeley, Norm Hutchinson, and Andrew Warfield

Published in the Proceedings of the 5th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation, April 2008

USENIX Security '18

Evaluating SFI for a CISC Architecture

Stephen McCamant and Greg Morrisett

Published in the Proceedings of the 15th USENIX Security Symposium, August 2006

2017

FAST '17

SnapMirror: File-System-Based Asynchronous Mirroring for Disaster Recovery

Hugo Patterson, Stephen Manley, Mike Federwisch, Dave Hitz, Steve Kleiman, and Shane Owara

Published in the Proceedings of the FAST 2002 Conference on File and Storage Technologies, January 2002

NSDI '17

X-Trace: A Pervasive Network Tracing Framework

Rodrigo Fonseca, George Porter, Randy H. Katz, Scott Shenker, and Ion Stoica

Published in the Proceedings of the 4th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation, April 2007

USENIX Security '17

Inferring Internet Denial-of-Service Activity

David Moore, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and Stefan Savage

Published in the Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium, August 2001

2016

FAST '16

Row-Diagonal Parity for Double Disk Failure Correction

Peter Corbett, Bob English, Atul Goel, Tomislav Grcanac, Steven Kleiman, James Leong, and Sunitha Sankar

Published in the Proceedings of the Third USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies, March 2004

NSDI '16

Pip: Detecting the Unexpected in Distributed Systems

Patrick Reynolds, Charles Killian, Janet L. Wiener, Jeffrey C. Mogul, Mehul A. Shah, and Amin Vahdat

Published in the Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, May 2006

USENIX Security '16

Preventing Privilege Escalation

Niels Provos, Markus Friedl, and Peter Honeyman

Published in the Proceedings of the 12th USENIX Security Symposium, August 2003

2015

FAST '15

Hippodrome: Running Circles Around Storage Administration

Eric Anderson, Michael Hobbs, Kimberly Keeton, Susan Spence, Mustafa Uysal, and Alistair Veitch

Published in the Proceedings of the Conference on File and Storage Technologies, January 2002

NSDI '15

Live Migration of Virtual Machines

Christopher Clark, Keir Fraser, Steven Hand, Jacob Gorm Hansen, Eric Jul, Christian Limpach, Ian Pratt, and Andrew Warfield

Published in the Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, May 2005

Design and Implementation of a Routing Control Platform

Matthew Caesar, Donald Caldwell, Nick Feamster, Jennifer Rexford, Aman Shaikh, and Jacobus van der Merwe

Published in the Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, May 2005

USENIX Security '15

Why Johnny Can’t Encrypt: A Usability Evaluation of PGP 5.0

Alma Whitten and J. D. Tygar

Published in the Proceedings of the 8th USENIX Security Symposium, August 1999

2014

FAST '14

ARC: A Self-Tuning, Low Overhead Replacement Cache

Nimrod Megiddo and Dharmendra S. Modha

Published in the Proceedings of the Conference on File and Storage Technologies, March 2003

NSDI '14

Operating System Support for Planetary-Scale Network Services

Andy Bavier, Mic Bowman, Brent Chun, David Culler, Scott Karlin, Steve Muir, Larry Peterson, Timothy Roscoe, Tammo Spalink, and Mike Wawrzoniak

Published in the Proceedings of the First Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, March 2004

Trickle: A Self-Regulating Algorithm for Code Propagation and Maintenance in Wireless Sensor Networks

Philip Levis, Neil Patel, David Culler, and Scott Shenker

Published in the Proceedings of the First Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, March 2004

USENIX Security '14

Tor: The Second-Generation Onion Router

Roger Dingledine, Nick Mathewson, and Paul Syverson

Published in the Proceedings of the 13th USENIX Security Symposium, August 2004

2013

FAST '13

GPFS: A Shared-Disk File System for Large Computing Clusters

Frank Schmuck and Roger Haskin

Published in the Proceedings of the Conference on File and Storage Technologies, January 2002

USENIX Security '13

StackGuard: Automatic Adaptive Detection and Prevention of Buffer-Overflow Attacks

Crispin Cowan, Calton Pu, Dave Maier, Jonathan Walpole, Peat Bakke, Steve Beattie, Aaron Grier, Perry Wagle, Qian Zhang, and Heather Hinton

For the invention of stack canaries and their application as a practical method to mitigate stack smashing attacks.
Published in the Proceedings of the 7th USENIX Security Symposium, January 1998

2012

FAST '12

Venti: A New Approach to Archival Storage

Sean Quinlan and Sean Dorward

Published in the Proceedings of the Conference on File and Storage Technologies, January 2002