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CSE’s Tom Anderson wins “Top 20 in 20” from HPDC

The International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) has identified 20 “most influential” papers from the past 20 years.  Among them is the paper “WebOS: Operating System Services For Wide Area Applications” by Amin Vahdat, Tom Anderson, Mike Dahlin, Eshwar Belani, David Culler, Paul Eastham, and Chad Yoshikawa.

Says Tom:  “Perhaps a lesson in this – this paper was serially rejected from every conference we submitted it to, except the last one (HPDC).  After all, in 1996, why would anyone want to have a web service that spanned multiple data centers?”

Congratulations to Tom and his co-authors!