Luo Shutian, a PhD student from the joint laboratory of Human-Machine Intelligent Collaboration System in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the student of the joint training programme between the University of Macau and the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof Xu Cheng-Zhong, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and Xu Huanle, an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, won the Best Paper Award in the 12th ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC, 2021). They are the only scholar who has won the award in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) so far. Other accepted papers are from world-renowned universities and research institutions, such as Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, Microsoft Research, etc.
Titled “Characterizing Microservice Dependency and Performance: Alibaba Trace Analysis“, the paper is the first to conduct a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of microservice performance and call dependencies in cloud native systems, which has drawn a lot of attention from both academia and industry companies. This paper characterized more than 20,000 microservices and 10 billion microservice call graphs on their dependencies and dynamics. This characterization can be leveraged to optimize microservice system design and improve the quality of online services. In addition, this paper quantified the most important factors that have impact on microservice performance, which could be used to redesign resource management system for improving resource utilization of production clusters. Moreover, this paper built a probabilistic model generator to synthesis microservice traces in a large scale with accuracy as high as 90%. These studies shall promote further innovations of cloud native infrastructures. In the meanwhile, this paper has open sourced microservice traces from Alibaba production clusters, which can help the research community to better understand real challenges faced by large-scale cloud-native systems.
The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC) has been held since 2010 and sponsored by many world-renowned technology companies such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The acceptance rate is approximately 21%. The conference this year attracted more than 160 experts to participate. As the demand for cloud computing continues to expand, the conference has now developed into the top conference in the field of cloud computing. It successfully attracts the participation of many elite scholars in global databases and computer systems, and jointly promoting the research and development of cloud computing technology.