SORS: Kernel and user level execution trace analysis for multi-core distributed Linux systems

Date: 18/Sep/2015 Time: 12:00


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15th December 2022. 10:30 am. UPC's Vèrtex Building Auditorium + Gardens & Virtual

We are looking forward to celebrating the BSC staff annual meeting this year.

As in the previous edition, the event will be online and shorter.

The event will begin on December 15th at 10:30 am. We will send you a link nearer the time so you can connect.

Even more than normal, we hope that as many BSC staff as possible will be able to attend and participate.

You can participate by telling us:

What you would like to know about?

Let us know which subjects you find interesting to be incorporated into the BSC directors’ presentations.
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What would you like to listen to?

What you would like to share?

We would like to know more about your work, so we have booked one hour of the Annual Meeting to listen to 6 BSC employees that will explain what they do. We encourage you to be one of them.

What I would like to explain

Coming soon

 BSC Talks

We have booked time for 6 employees to explain in 6 minutes what you do at BSC.

The event will be VIRTUAL but the BSC Talks will be presented from the studio where the event is taking place.

We would like you to make short, attractive presentations (6 minutes) so all the BSC staff know what you do.

You could be one of those to go up the stage, and we will help you to prepare it.

What will you need to do?

  1. Let us know about what you would like to explain.
    • Send us a short video (landscape) of 45 seconds’ maximum explaining what you would like to present at
    • State your name, department, research group and a provisional title for your talk.
    • Deadline: November 29th.
  2. All the BSC staff will vote for the 6 most interesting proposals.
    • All videos will be available at the web page and the voting process will be open. Each employee will be able to vote up to 3 proposals.
  3. If your proposal is one of the chosen ones:
    • A training session will be organized for the 6 most voted.
  4. Prepare a 6 minutes’ presentation.
  5. The best presentation of December 15th will be awarded!

Directors’ presentation of 2022

We would like to know what subjects you are interested in so as to incorporate them in the directors’ presentation of the center. Fill in this form with your questions.

Presenter: Prof. Michel Dagenais, Polytechnique Montréal

Summary: The presentation will briefly introduce the organization of the DORSAL laboratory and the collaborative research and development projects undertaken with the financial support of industrial partners, including Ericsson, and the Canadian and Quebec governments. Then, several recent results in the area of kernel and user level tracing and trace analysis will be outlined, with emphasis on real-time, distributed, multi-core and heterogeneous Linux systems. Different widely used open-source tools developed collaboratively in the DORSAL laboratory, such as LTTng, Trace Compass and the Common Trace Format, will be described as well as how they were exploited to quickly find the critical path and uncover hard to find problems in several real industrial systems.

Biography: Michel Dagenais is professor at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in the department of Computer and Software Engineering. He authored or co-authored over one hundred scientific publications, as well as numerous free documents and free software packages in the fields of operating systems, distributed systems and multicore systems, in particular in the area of tracing and monitoring Linux systems for performance analysis. In 1995-1996, during a leave of absence, he was director of software development at Positron Industries. In 1997, he co-founded the Linux-Québec user group. Most of his research projects are in collaboration with industry and generate free software tools among the outcomes. The Linux Trace Toolkit next generation, developed under his supervision, is now used throughout the world and is part of several specialised and general purpose Linux distributions.