At WASL we focus on building the next generation of high performance, reliable, and scalable distributed systems. Our efforts and expertise span from low level file system designs, to network optimizations, to large scale data storage and processing systems. We are exploring designs and methodologies to building highly efficient systems by leveraging recent advances in hardware technology (including software-defined networks, GPU, FPGA, and NVM) and by exploiting domain specific optimizations (from big data analytics, to high-performance science applications).


Media Coverage

      • Nov. 2020: ACMTechUWaterlooCS@UWaterloo: Cheriton computer scientists create a Nifty solution to a catastrophic network fault
      • Sept. 2020: UWaterloo, CS@UWaterloo: WASL to be among the first labs to use the 5G smart campus network
      • Feb 2020: UWaterlooInsideHPCScienceDaily: Computer servers now able to retrieve data much faster
      • July 2019: UWaterloo: Samer promoted to IEEE senior member
      • Apr. 2019: UWaterloo: NEAT wins Huawei best paper award
      • Dec. 2018: ACMTech News: Researchers Study Catastrophic Effects Network Failures Have on Cloud Computing Systems
      • Apr. 2018: UWaterloo: WASL is awarded funding to build Intrepid, a cutting edge cluster for cloud storage