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!